Having different products in your medicine cabinet definitely makes you prepared for different kinds of situations. In the past, Listerine was only used as a mouthwash, but now, we have learned that it can be used for more than just that.

Listerine can be used as a deodorant, nail fungus remover and a toilet bowl cleaner. There are products designed specifically for these purposes, but knowing that Listerine can do the same things saves you a trip to the store.

Why Listerine?

The inventors of Listerine had much more in their minds for their product back in the 1800s when it was invented. In the beginning, Listerine was to be used in surgery, and wasn’t advertised as bad breath remedy until the 1970s. The popular mouthwash contains thyme, eucalyptus and alcohol, which combine to create powerful properties that can help you in many ways.

Here are some of the unconventional ways to use Listerine:

  1. Deodorant

If you’re out of deodorant, you can use Listerine on your underarms to make them smell fresh. Pour a few drops of it on a cotton ball and dab it under your arms to prevent body odor.

  1. Eliminates nail fungus

The website “Top 10 Home Remedies” says that Listerine is an efficient nail fungus remover. Simply soak your infected nails in a bowl full of Listerine and your feet will be cured soon. For extreme cases, some people recommend adding vinegar too.

  1. Clean the toilet bowl

Listerine can clean your toilet bowl and make it smell fresh. Pour some in it and scrub with a brush.

  1. Keep trash from smelling bad

The smell of garbage is very unpleasant, but you can get rid of it quite easily. Line the bottom of the can with Listerine soaked paper and it will eliminate the odor overnight!

  1. Sterilize your toothbrush

Toothbrushes easily pick up bacteria which you can eliminate by soaking them in a glass of Listerine overnight.

  1. Soothes itches

The Listerine mouthwash can soothe allergies, hives, insect bites and wasp stings as well. “Listerine is my go-to source for stopping bug bites from itching like crazy,” dental hygienist Carrie Ibbertson says.

  1. Deodorize your washing machine

Washing machines smell bad after a while, but luckily Listerine can kill all the bacteria inside and disinfect the machine. Pour a couple of ounces in an empty machine and run it, and you will be amazed how fresh it will smell soon.

  1. Clean your computer screen

Spray some Listerine on your computer or TV screen and wipe away fingerprints and residues easily with a cloth.