It was invented in 1879, as a surgical antiseptic used for various purposes, and it began to be marketed as a mouthwash against bad breath in the 1970s!
Here are some interesting uses of Listerine:
Clean your screens
You can spray it on a soft cloth and use it to wipe away dirt and fingertips from the screens of the TV and computer.
Get rid of fleas on the dog
Rub some Listerine on the skin of your dog to eliminate fleas, instead of the expensive products full of chemicals.
Eliminate garbage odors
Soak a paper towel in Listerine and put it in the trash to get rid of the smells and leave a nice and fresh scent.
Fight underarm bacteria and odor
You should pour some Listerine on a small cloth and dab the underarms to fight bacteria and leave a good smell.
Soothes bug bites and itchiness
Dab Listerine on the bug bites to relieve the itchiness. It is extremely helpful against poison ivy or poison oak stings.
Clean the toilet
Pour some Listerine in a bowl and use a toothbrush to scrub the toilet and make it white and fresh-smelling.
Treat toenail fungus
Prepare a Listerine foot bath and soak the feet in it for half an hour to treat toenail fungus.
Massage some Listerine on the scalp, wrap the hair in a towel, and then rinse with water.
Disinfect the toothbrush
Soak the toothbrush in some Listerine and leave it for a few hours to disinfect it.
Apply Listerine on acne twice daily to make the face clear and shiny again.