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How to Use Mouthwash for More Than Bad Breath

Watch more Teeth & Oral Care videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make your mouthwash do more than keep your breath fresh with these creative uses. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Clean cuts and burns Use mouthwash as an antiseptic: Pour it on minor cuts, scrapes, and burns to prevent infections. Step 2: Tone your face After washing your face with your regular cleanser, wipe it with a mouthwash-dampened cotton ball. It will work like an astringent to tighten pores. Tip Follow up with a dab of moisturizer -- mouthwash can overdry your face. Step 3: Make your own hand sanitizer The next time your pricey little bottle of hand sanitizer runs out, refill it with mouthwash. It will do the trick just as well. Step 4: Banish dandruff Nix dandruff with a simple mix of one part witch hazel and one part mouthwash with eight parts water. Put it in a spray bottle and spritz at your roots -- on your scalp -- after shampooing and conditioning, while your hair is still damp. Leave in, and style with your usual products. Step 5: Extend flower life Make cut flowers last longer by adding two tablespoons per gallon of water. The mouthwash will inhibit bacterial growth. Step 6: Sanitize your toilet Sanitize your toilet by pouring two ounces into the bowl, letting it sit for 30 minutes, then swishing and flushing. Step 7: Neutralize smelly hands After handling a smelly food like garlic, wash your hands, rub them with a cotton ball soaked in mouthwash, and rinse them. Tip For best results, let your hands air-dry before rinsing. Step 8: Prevent underarm odor Out of deodorant? Slap some mouthwash under each arm and you're good to go. Did You Know? Listerine was named after English doctor Joseph Lister, who, in 1865, introduced the antiseptic surgical practices that have saved millions of lives.
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