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5 Things To Do with Mouthwash

It turns out the usefulness of mouthwash isn’t limited to the bathroom! Here are five new ways to put mouthwash to work around the house.

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5 New Uses for Mouthwash

Sugarless mouthwash with an alcohol base can be used as an antiseptic or astringent.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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