Treat toenail fungus
Listerine can be great for getting rid of toenail fungus.
Simply make yourself a Listerine foot bath and allow your toes to soak for half an hour. Some even recommend mixing in a little bit of white vinegar for particularly bad cases.
Did you know that Listerine was marketed as an anti-dandruff product for 20 years?
It sounds strange now, but from the 1930s to the 1950s, Listerine® was marketed (very aggressively!) as a cure for dandruff. There are still many fans who swear by it today, saying that it helps clear seborrheic dermatitis, soothes an inflamed and itchy scalp and leaves the scalp feeling healthier in general – all of which, of course, promote hair health too.
Bizarre as it may sound, there are very good reasons why it may be effective.
Listerine contains menthol, thymol, and eucalyptol and methyl salicylate. These ingredients have antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, both of which are good for keeping the scalp in great condition. Methyl salicylate also has an anti-inflammatory, cooling action wherever it’s applied – perfect for soothing an itchy scalp.
Disinfect the toothbrush
Just as Listerine is able to battle germs in your mouth, it can take care of the yucky germs on your toothbrush as well.
Fill your nightstand glass with a little bit of the mouthwash and let your toothbrush soak. A couple of hours should be more than enough to do the trick
It needs at least 40 percent alcohol to effectively kill bacteria on contact. Rubbing alcohol said to help dry your oily skin and get rid the bacteria that causes acne. It also considerably helps to reduce blackheads and pimples by routinely cleaning the damaged area three times a day. Still, rubbing too much alcohol can cause irritation, nausea, dizziness and affect eyesight. Particularly for people with sensitive and dry skin, alcohol can cause dryness and peeling resulted in producing more oil which only worsening your acne.
Other than alcohol, Listerine still contains with the combination of 4 essential oils, including eucalyptus, menthol, thymol, and methyl salicylate. Eucalyptus is an essential oil derived from eucalyptus tree which acts as an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent.
Menthol is identical with menthol in natural cornmint which bring germ killing properties. It helps to prevent bacterial growth in the mouth. Thymol is from ajowan herb which has antiseptic qualities to get rid oral infection to decrease the risk of bad breath and gum disease. Methyl salicylate is essential oil that identical with methyl salicylate in wintergreen. It only works to provide flavoring agents to give fresher breath.