5 New Uses for Mouthwash
Sugarless mouthwash with an alcohol base can be used as an antiseptic or astringent.
Clean computer monitor screen
Out of glass cleaner? A strong, alcohol-based mouthwash will work as well as, or better than, glass cleaner on your computer monitor or TV screen. Apply with a damp, soft cloth and buff dry. Remember to use only on glass screens, not liquid crystal displays! The alcohol can damage the material used in LCDs.
Clean your toilet
All out of your regular toilet bowl cleaner? Try pouring 1/4 cup alcohol-based mouthwash into the bowl. Let it stand in the water for 1/2 hour, then swish with a toilet brush before flushing. The mouthwash will disinfect germs as it leaves your toilet bowl sparkling and clean.
Cure underarm odour
Regular deodorants mask unpleasant underarm odours with a heavy perfume smell but do little to attack the cause of the problem. To get rid of the bacteria that cause perspiration odour, dampen a cotton ball with a sugarless, alcohol-based mouthwash and swab your armpits. If you’ve just shaved your armpits, it’s best to wait for another day to try this.
Add to wash water
Smelly gym socks are often full of bacteria and fungi that may not all come out in the wash-unless you add a cup of alcohol-based, sugarless mouthwash during the regular wash cycle.
Get rid of dandruff
To treat a bad case of dandruff, wash your hair with your regular shampoo; then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. You can follow with your regular conditioner.
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