Listerine isn’t just for freshening your breath and reducing plaque. Originally in 1879, Listerine was found to be an effective antiseptic for use in surgical procedures! It wasn’t until 1914 that Listerine became the first prescription product in the US to be sold over the counter as a product to kill oral germs.
As you can see, Listerine has a long history. Some of the other uses for Listerine are possible because of the essential oils; menthol, eucalyptol, thymol and methyl salicylate. These work together to create a great antiseptic, bug repellant, anti-fungal treatment and more!
Other Uses for Listerine:
1. Clean mold and mildew in your bathroom – Listerine is great for cleaning mold and mildew. Simply soak your cleaning tool in Listerine and scrub away. Another one of the other uses for Listerine in the bathroom is to remove hard-water stains and for shining bathroom fixtures.
Bonus – Instead of discarding that old toothbrush, you can use it to get into hard to reach places! Don’t forget to label it for cleaning only.
2. Clean your toilet bowl – Clean your toilet bowl and make it shine by pouring in 1/2 cup of Listerine instead of toilet bowl cleaner. Scrub with the toilet brush as usual.