We love mouthwash!
In combination with a thorough brushing and flossing routine, mouthwash is a supplemental way to fight cavities and bad breath.
But did you know that mouthwash is more versatile than cleaning your pearly whites? Here are our 3 favorite alternative uses for this minty fresh rinse:
1. Freshen up.
300 days of Colorado sunshine can work up a sweat! Stay fresh by dabbing mouthwash under your arms when you’re out of deodorant. The antiseptic in mouthwash eliminates odor-causing bacteria, leaving your pits minty fresh.
2. Reduce dandruff.
High elevations mixed with a dry climate can leave your scalp feeling itchy. After washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner, apply a 1:1 ratio of water and mouthwash to your scalp to prevent dandruff.
3. Kill ticks.
Did you get a tick when venturing on one of Colorado’s many great hikes? After proper removal of the tick, dunk the pesky bug into mouthwash, as the antiseptic should kill it instantly.
Do you know of any other alternative uses? Let us know in the comments!