You can also use mouthwash to protect your garden, not only to protect your teeth.
Are mouthwashes like Listerine harmful to plants?
To date, there is no evidence or reports suggesting that mouthwash may be toxic to plants. On the flip side, there are uses for mouthwash that are useful to plants. Of starters, you can use Listerine on orchids with bacterial infections and crown rot. Mist the undiluted mouthwash directly onto the contaminated part. Also, spraying Listerine on roses harmed by black spots helps to regulate this fungal disease.
- Get Rid of Powdery Mildews and Other Fungal Infections
Mouthwash has powerful anti-fungal effects. This can be used to eliminate powdery mildew as well as other fungal infections from your lawn. For this task, blend 75 per cent of the water and 25 per cent of the mouthwash to create a working solution and spray it onto the contaminated sections.
- Prevent Cats From Peeing
All too many cats have this obnoxious habit of peeing on furniture, in corners, or in the vicinity of plants. You can also use mouthwash to stop the problem of unwanted urination. All you need to do is combine the same amount of water and mouthwash (or add the undiluted mouthwash) and spray it at cat peeing places. The scent may not be that strong for a human nose, but it is too powerful for cats and therefore they avoid the treated spots. You should implement the same trick to dogs
- For Aphid Control
If you’re searching for a hazardous chemical free way to control aphids, mouthwash can be an active product. Just add the same proportion of water and mouthwash and spray it on plants experiencing aphid infestation. You can also apply a similar amount of gentle liquid soap to make this product much better.
- Mouthwash Fertilizer
One of the most unusual applications for Listerine is that you can produce a diy lawn fertilizer using other materials. Using a hose sprayer produce a mixture of mouthwash, Epsom salt, liquid dish soap, and ammonia, 1 cup each and a can of soda. Repeat it once every 3 weeks!
The Listerine fertilizer formula contains the following ingredients: 1 cup each – Mouthwash, Epsom salt, Ammonia and a soft liquid dish soap. Combine everything well and move the fertilizer to the hose end sprayer. Add this to the bushes, shrubs and flowering crops, such as hostesses, vines, etc.
- Listerine Mixture for Mosquitoes
Use Listerine to really get rid of mosquitoes when you’re outside. Mist the surrounding area and the air around you, especially where the mosquitoes are by far the most buzzing. Lightly spray it on the exposed skin as well.
This is not as powerful as traditional mosquito repellents and DEET, but it is healthier and operates as Listerine produces a low amount of eucalyptol, a component of eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptol has been used as a key ingredient in eucalyptus-based mosquito repellents.
- Get Rid of Foul Odors
Get rid of bad smells in your garden via mouthwash. Create a mixture of mouthwash and water in equal proportion and add it to the infected area. Such remedy destroys the working microbes and other microorganisms that control the rotting cycle and fills the area with a freshening scent.
- Listerine to Disinfect Garden Tools
This is the last method we’ve ever used in our mouthwash habitat. You can use Listerine to clean your garden tools. Merely soak them for one minute, or mist Listerine on your smaller garden tools to sanitize them to prevent disease.