What Is a Listerine Foot Soak?


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A Listerine foot soak involves soaking the feet in a mixture of water and original Listerine antiseptic mouthwash. Once or twice a week, mix one part Listerine with two parts warm water in a small basin and submerge the feet for 15 to 20 minutes.

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What Is a Listerine Foot Soak?
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Podiatrist Eric Reynolds of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C., recommends a Listerine foot soak regularly to soften very dry, rough feet. In addition to ingredients that fight gingivitis and bad breath, Listerine contains benzoic acid, which helps slough off dead skin, and ethanol, a compound that kills fungi, bacteria and other germs that can cause athlete's foot.

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