Friday, March 4, 2011

Frugal Friday: Other uses for Mouthwash

Do you have any of this stuff lying around?

I don't use mouthwash. But I have a bunch of it because it was included in travel kits I purchased or hotel kits I collected. (You may have already gathered I have a lot of hotel kits.) So, I looked up other ways to use the mouthwash that has been collecting in my home. I was pleased to find that cheap mouthwash has a lot of great uses! Here are three that I will personally be implementing:

1. This is obvious; I don't know why it didn't occur to me before. Use an alcohol-based mouthwash in the same manner I've been using hotel shampoos: To clean toilets! Pour mouthwash into the toilet, let it sit for 30 minutes, then swish with a toilet brush and flush.

2. Wash your toothbrush with mouthwash to keep germs at bay.

3. Use mouthwash as a minty glass cleaner. You can even use it to clean computer screens by dabbing some on a soft cloth. WARNING! This is just for GLASS computer screens, NOT LCD screens!

I also came across the suggestion that a certain ratio of water and mouthwash is effective as an anti-fungus treatment for plants and for feet. I'll let you google that one though.


  1. I have another use- antiseptic mouthwash does a FANTASTIC job of healing canker sores in your mouth. I keep some on hand just for that purpose. I use it like regular mouthwash if I get one. The kids don't like the taste, though, so we dab the sore with a Q-tip dipped in mouthwash. Either way works great and the sore is gone in a day or two.

  2. Ooh, good one! And timely, too...