When its creators invented it, they had far more uses in mind for Listerine than just making a regular mouthwash. Listerine was invented in 1879 and was developed as a surgical antiseptic which has been used for many other things. It wasn’t even marketed as a mouthwash against bad breath until the 1970s! The product contains thyme, eucalyptus and alcohol, so it’s no wonder it’s being used in so many ways.
Here are some of the more interesting uses of Listerine:
- Rub it under your arms
Have you ever needed a deodorant immediately? If you have, you should know that Listerine can help. The liquid is amazing for fighting underarm odors and bacteria – just pour some of it on a small cloth and dab your underarms gently.