The many uses for MouthWash

The many uses for Mouth wash

Due to the antiseptic properties of mouthwash, it is hence brilliant for cleaning and light medical uses.

Try and use cheap or home brands. They cost less than most detergents

Nail Fungus Eradicator

Nail fungus problems can make your toenails or fingernails thick and discoloured, and once you’re infected it’s incredibly difficult to fix. Make up a 50% solution of alcohol-based mouthwash and vinegar, and apply to the affected area with a cotton ball (use a new one each time) two-to-three times per day.

Bruise Treatment

Rub some mouthwash on the affected area, to reduce the effect of a bruise

Clean your shower loafer

I cap mouthwash to a small tub of water. Soak overnight, good bye bad smells and moldy feel.

Hand Sanitizer

Use as a hand sanitizer that came in a small spray bottle. You can use it for mouth wash and deodorant on the go as well

Small cuts and scratches

Part of the after-care process for tending to cuts, scratchers and small insect bites. Cleans and disinfects

Athlete’s Foot

In the same way that mouthwash treats nail fungus, it acts as an antiseptic for athlete’s foot. Soak a cotton ball in mouthwash and apply twice a day.

Foot Bath

Soaking your feet in a mixture of mouthwash and warm water to refresh and soften them after a long day on your feet.

Dandruff Treatment

After shampooing, try rinsing your hair with a 50% mixture of mouthwash and water (1/2 a cup of each will do). You may have to repeat this process a few times to eradicate the dandruff completely.

Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

By mixing two tablespoons of mouthwash per gallon of water and filling your flower vase with this mixture, your cut flowers will last longer (by killing the bacteria that accelerates decomposition).

Glass Cleaner

Apply mouthwash to a damp cloth and go to town on glass surfaces. Dry with a cotton cloth.

Laundry and dishwashing machine Sanitizer

In the same way that mouthwash removes bacteria from your mouth, you can remove it from your laundry and dishwasher as well. Add one cup to the regular cycle of a full load of laundry or dishes (make sure the mouthwash is sugar-free and alcohol-based).

Toothbrush Cleaner

Mouthwash cleans your teeth; why not your toothbrush as well? A rinse with or dunk in a cup of mouthwash before brushing will ensure your toothbrush is clean and free of the bacteria hanging around your bathroom. even better overnight

Toilet Cleaner

Out of toilet bowl cleaner? No problem. Just pour a cup of mouthwash into the toilet, let it sit for half an hour, and give it a swish with the toilet brush.

Plant Rescue

A mixture of 25% mouthwash and 75% water sprayed onto your plant leaves rescues them from mildew and fungus. Don’t do this more than once per week.


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