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Mouthwash Uses

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Your mouthwash may be able to do a lot more than just kill bad breath causing bacteria in your mouth. One of the main ingredients in mouthwash is alcohol and alcohol is a great antiseptic.

Since most of us already have mouthwash on-hand, it won't cost a whole lot to try out these unique uses! For each of these you need to make sure to use alcohol-based, sugar-free mouthwash.

1. NAIL FUNGUS REMOVER:
Make a 50/50 solution of mouthwash and vinegar. Apply to the affected area 2-3 times a day.

2. ATHLETE'S FOOT:
Soak a cotton ball in mouthwash and apply twice daily.

3. FACIAL ASTRINGENT:
Apply mouthwash to a cotton ball and wipe on face. Rinse with water.

4. DANDRUFF TREATMENT:
Dab on affected areas with cotton ball or rinse hair with a 50/50 mixture of mouthwash and water.

5. DEODORANT:
In a pinch wipe a cotton ball soaked with mouthwash under your arms.

6. HAND SANITIZER:
Fill a spray bottle with mouthwash and spray on anytime.

7. MAKE FRESH FLOWERS LAST:
Fill vase with a mixture of two tablespoons of mouthwash per gallon of water. It kills the bacteria that accelerate decomposition.

8. TOILET BOWL CLEANER:
Pour one cup of mouthwash into the toilet and let it sit for 30 minutes. Clean toilet with brush and flush.

9. TOOTHBRUSH CLEANER:
Rinse or dunk toothbrush into mouthwash before using to kill bacteria.

10. GLASS CLEANER:
Apply mouthwash to a damp cloth and wipe glass surfaces. (We noticed this leaves streaks)

EXTRA USES:

BRUISE TREATMENT:
Rub mouthwash on affected area. It may help reduce the appearance of the bruise.

POISON IVY TREATMENT:
Apply mouthwash to area and it can relieve itching and inflammation.

AFTER-PIERCING CARE:
Apply mouthwash twice daily.

FOOT BATH:
Soaking feet in a mixture of mouthwash and water can refresh and soften them.

GARLIC ODOR:
Mouthwash can obviously kill garlic odor in your mouth, but it can also remove the smell from your hands. Just pour on and let air dry.

LAUNDRY SANITIZER:
Adding one cup to the regular cycle of a full load of laundry can gill bacteria in your clothes.

PLANT RESCUE:
A mixture of 25% mouthwash and 75% water sprayed onto your plant leaves can prevent fungus and mildew. You should only do it once a week or less.

Thanks To:
Dr. Simone Ellis at Smile Design Studio
www.sdshouston.com
www.wisebread.com

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