Mouthwash for Cleaning Your Floors, Your Washing Machine and More
Discover the Amazing Ways You Can Use Mouthwash
Yes, mouthwash is a great way to combat plaque and bad breath, but it can do so much more. Developed back in 1879, mouthwash was used as an antiseptic for surgical procedures; however, it was soon marketed for oral care after researchers found out it killed mouth bacteria. But those powerful ingredients do much more than keep your mouth healthy. Here are four things you can clean with mouthwash (make sure it is alcohol-based with no sugar added):
Teeth aren’t the only things getting cleaned in your bathroom by mouthwash. Pour a cup of mouthwash into the toilet, let sit for half an hour and give it a swish with a toilet brush—voila! You can also use it to clean the basin of your toilet.
Mouthwash makes an excellent window cleaner. Apply mouthwash to a damp cloth and wipe down your windows or any other glass surface. Dry with a cotton cloth to prevent streaking.
Combine 2 cups of water and ½ cup of mouthwash in a bucket, saturate a sponge with the solution and wipe down your tile. According to 719woman.com, the thymol and menthol kill germs while the alcohol helps make dingy surfaces shine.
A cup of clear mouthwash added to the regular cycle of your laundry will kill odor-causing bacteria that may be left in the fabric’s fibers. Make sure you are using a mouthwash that doesn’t contain any artificial colors or it might stain your clothes. Another benefit? It actually disinfects your washing machine, too!
Talk to us: There are so many unusual uses for this bathroom staple–what have you used mouthwash for recently?
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