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Listerine: Our Three Essentials Oils

Two scientists and three essential oils combined to change the history of oral care.

In 1879, two scientists–Dr. Joseph Lawrence and Pharmacist Jordan Lambert–joined forces to create LISTERINE®, a remarkable antiseptic formulation made from three essential oils originally found in plant sources.

More than 100 years later, those same three essential oils combine to pack a powerful punch against the hard-to-reach germs that cause plaque, gingivitis and bad breath.

No other branded mouthwash offers this unique, essential-oil based formula that penetrates to reduce plaque in depth and kills millions of germs on contact to help keep your mouth healthy.

Our fixed combination of eucalyptol, menthol, and thymol continues to deliver exceptional results.

Listerine Three Essentials Oils

Eucalyptol – Derived from trees usually found in Australia, this essential oil acts as an efficacious antibacterial agent.

Listerine Three Essentials Oils

Menthol – Identical to menthol found in natural corn mint, this essential oil is known for its germ-killing properties.

Listerine Three Essentials Oils

Thymol – Identical to the thymol in natural thyme and ajowan herb, research continues to demonstrate this essential oil’s effectiveness against bacteria.

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

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