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Active Ingredients in LISTERINE® Mouthwash

Our Essential Oils
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In 1879, two scientists–Dr.Joseph Lawrence and Pharmacist Jordan Lambert–joined forces to create LISTERINE®, a powerhouse antiseptic made from four essentials oils.

More than 100 years later, our fixed combination of eucalyptol, menthol, thymol and methyl salicylate continues to deliver a knockout punch to hard-to-reach plaque and germs that can cause gingivitis and bad breath.  No other branded mouthwash brings power to your mouth like this botanically derived, four-ingredient formula. You can even feel the action as these essential oils penetrate to help keep your whole mouth healthy and clean.

Brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth. That’s why it’s essential you rinse with the essential oils found in LISTERINE® mouthwash for 30 to 60 seconds twice a day–to reach nearly 100% of your mouth so plaque, gingivitis and bad breath don’t stand a chance.

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