Using Mouthwash for Survival… Really.

Listerine's Magic Survival Uses

( – They say you learn something new every day, and if you pay close attention, you do. For example, there are many different uses for an item most people use a couple times a day — and it’s been around for years. What’s even better are the survival applications you might never even consider associating with, of all things, mouthwash.

Check out the uses Akiyiakelly tells her audience about:

To be honest, using Cool Mint Listerine for itchy scalp and a way to rid yourself of dandruff isn’t really surprising. If you’ve ever used a “minty” shampoo, you feel the effects it has. Here are a few other survival uses for mouthwash:

  • Antiseptic. Kills bacteria, not just as a mouthwash but also for cuts and scrapes.
  • Lice Treatment. Listerine contains thymol, which combats lice.
  • Blisters. The antiseptic properties will clean a blister, while the menthol will aid in numbing the pain.
  • Anti-Itch Ointment. Relieves inflammation and itchiness of bug bites, bee stings and rashes like poison ivy.

In a pinch, mouthwash can increase the medical arsenal available in most people’s bathrooms. Don’t forget mouthwash’s intended use as well. Even in a SHTF environment, dental hygiene is important.

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