Treat Bruises And Other Ailments With Mouthwash

Mouthwash's antiseptic properties make it a great multipurpose solution for over a dozen household and health and beauty needs, from reducing the appearance of bruises to rescuing plants.

The Wise Bread blog suggests you use alcohol-based, sugarless mouthwash for these cleaning and medicinal purposes. Because there are so many ways to use mouthwash, they note, it's great for travellers, and can be used in a pinch as a treatment for: poison ivy, athlete's foot, cuts and scrapes, dandruff (as we've seen before), and more. If you're prone to bumping into things and getting bruises, remember the mouthwash:

Did you go bump in the night? Waiting for a whopper of a bruise to appear? Rub some mouthwash on the affected area, and you can save yourself from a gaudy bruise (or at least reduce the appearance of it).

There are also several uncommon uses for mouthwash around the house, like rescuing your plants from mildew and fungus. For the list of uses, check out the link below. Photo by Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester

19 Money-Saving Uses for Mouthwash [Wise Bread]


    Great idea... You can also use water-free alcohol based hand cleanser (normally found in offices) to keeps cuts and bruises clean and lessen their effects.

    It is also very good for getting rid of sore throat.

    While rescuing a small dog from a busy peak-hour road, the little s**t decided to sink its teeth into my thumb. Without any Detol to be found at home, I soaked the wound in Listerine while making a booking at my local GP. The doctor who stitched me up commented on the minty fresh smell and said he'd never would have thought of improvising that way. I told him, the only alternative I had was a bottle of scotch, and I didn't want to waste decent alcohol

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