The active ingredients in every Listerine bottle are essential oils such as thymol, menthol, eucalyptol and methyl salicylate. The inactive ingredients include caramel, water and alcohol in addition to sodium benzoate, p... More »

Listerine burns due to the amount of alcohol it contains, according to The Center for Natural Dentistry. The alcohol in the mouthwash causes the mouth to become dry. More » Health Dental

To treat toenail fungus with Listerine, fill a small bucket or tub with a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and Listerine. Then, place the foot in the mixture to soak for 30 minutes, gently scrub the infected area, ri... More » Beauty & Fashion Nail Care

As of 2014, the active ingredients in Original Listerine Antiseptic mouthwash include eucalyptol, menthol, methyl salicylate and thymol. It also contains inactive ingredients, including water, alcohol, benzoic acid, polo... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

Magic mouthwash is a compounded medication that varies in ingredients according to oral symptoms. The formulation varies according to the patient's physician and the pharmacy filling the prescription. One recipe for magi... More »

Good mouthwashes used for treatment of gum infections are antiseptic preparations that contain active salts including fluoride, chlorhexidine, thymol, gluconate, triclosan and cetylpyridinium chloride. However, treatment... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

The best treatment for sore gums is a combination of regular brushing and flossing, flushing the mouth with an antigingivitis or antibacterial mouthwash, and scheduling a cleaning for the teeth, according to WebMD. Gingi... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene