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Unexpected but helpful uses for Listerine that few people know about

Rebelander Basilan
Oct 24, 2018
07:19 A.M.

Listerine is widely used as a mouthwash today, but unknown to many, it also has other helpful uses.

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Aside from helping maintain oral hygiene, below are some of the things that Listerine can be used for.

1. Getting rid of acne.

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Listerine is a solution that contains alcohol proven to help cure acne. Dab a small amount of Listerine on cotton and apply it to the directly-affected areas.

2. Eliminating pet fleas

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Adding a cup of Listerine to your pet’s bathing water can help rid fleas and other pests breeding on them.

3. Getting rid of feet odor

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Got stinking feet? Just add some Listerine to lukewarm water and dip your feet in the solution. Not only will it help eliminate the odor, it can also give you soft, smooth feet.

4. Getting rid of garbage stink

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Dropping a cloth or a tissue dabbed in Listerine into your garbage can help remove the odor and add a minty smell to your kitchen.

5. Keeping your toothbrush germ-free

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Listerine does not only kill germs in your mouth with a gargle, it can also get rid of residual germs in your toothbrush. Just dip your toothbrush in a jar of water with Listerine solution.

6. Getting rid of body odor

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By now, you must be fully aware of how useful Listerine is in getting rid of foul smell. This helpful solution can also be used to keep one’s body smelling good. Just dab a cotton with some Listerine and rub it on your underarms.

7. Getting rid of dandruff

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Mix water with Listerine and rinse off your hair with it. In no time, all that dandruff will go away.

8. Killing germs on your toilet seat, sink and floor

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A cup of water with Listerine can do wonders on your germ-laden toilet seat, sink, floor, and other surfaces in your home.

9. Treating itches and bee stings

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Pour some Listerine on a cotton swab and apply it over the affected area to soothe the itch and pain.

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