The many surprising uses of Listerine mouthwash

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In 2015, Listerine sales in the United States were more than $340 million, according to Statista. That’s a lot of Listerine! And when you take into account all the other brands of mouthwash, those numbers approach $1 billion. No doubt Americans use mouthwash for the intended purpose of oral hygiene. But do you know what else they (and you!) could be doing with it?

According to the Listerine website, the active ingredients in the famous mouthwash are eucalyptol, menthol, methyl salicylate, and thymol. Each of these ingredients has a function that goes way beyond protecting your mouth against plaque and gingivitis. Continue reading to find out what else you can do with mouthwash!

1. Deodorant.

Did you run out of deodorant? Not to worry! Simply take a cotton ball, soak it in Listerine, and dab it under your arms. You can also pour Listerine into a spray bottle and spray your armpits. According to Listerine Foot Soak, both these methods are effective in preventing body odor because Listerine kills odor-producing germs that cause body odor in the first place.

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