Following the pandemic, we all have an abundance of hand sanitiser, but if you're ever short, mouthwash can replace the handbag essential. Just be sure to choose a sugar-free product, or you'll end up with sticky hands.
Preserving cut flowers
You're probably familiar with adding sugar to freshly cut flowers to help make them last longer, but a cup of mouthwash can do even more. Dilute two tablespoons of your favourite mouthwash in a vase with water to help keep the stems clean while also reducing bacteria.
Toilet bowl cleaner
Let a quarter cup of mouthwash sit in your toilet bowl for around half an hour, then start scrubbing. This will help eliminate any musty smells and most importantly return the shine to your toilet.
Mop your floors
The same product that freshens your breath in an instant will also freshen up your tile or vinyl floors. Add a capful to a bucket of hot water and mop as usual (just to note, this isn't suitable for timber flooring).
Treat toenail fungus at home by applying equal parts of vinegar and mouthwash onto a cotton wool ball. Apply to the affected nail three times a day.
Bye bye mosquitoes
Repel mosquitoes by mixing two tablespoons of mouthwash into a spray bottle with a cup of water and spray around pot plants where they frequent.
Clean your windows
If you run out of glass cleaner, a little alcohol-based mouthwash will do the job just as well.