Find out how mouthwash can multitask for you. Use that mouthwash for more than bad breath. Uses include: clean cuts and burns, tone your face, make your own hand sanitizer, banish dandruff, extend flower life, sanitize your toilet, neutralize smelly hands, and prevent underarm odor.
You Will Need:
* An alcohol-based, sugar-free mouthwash
* Cotton balls
* An empty hand sanitizer bottle
* Witch hazel
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.