Unusual Uses for Ordinary Mouthwash
There are plenty of other uses for mouthwash aside from freshening your breath. Try these 10 hacks the next time you buy a bottle of minty-fresh mouthwash. The antiseptic properties of the alcohol serve many uses around your home.
1. Gets Rid of Dandruff
Alcohol-based mouthwash can get rid of dandruff after a few uses. Try this instead of medicated shampoos to save a few bucks.
2. Disinfects Wounds
Clean minor cuts or scrapes with mouthwash; the alcohol kills bacteria that may get inside the wound.
3. Eliminates Laundry Odors
Add a cup of sugar-free mouthwash to your dirty laundry to eliminate that musty smell after the washer finishes.
4. Cures Plant Fungus
Lightly spray your plants with one part mouthwash and three parts water to kill any fungus growing on your household flowers.
5. Relieves Poison Ivy Itching
Mouthwash dries the skin and lessens the irritation associated with poison ivy, thereby reducing the itchiness factor.