A Healthy Mouth Routine and an Awesome Giveaway

A Healthy Mouth Routine and an Awesome Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the LISTERINE® brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

Today we are talking about two things: A healthy mouth and a healthy giveaway (stay tuned at the end for instructions)!

You already know that I am hooked on all sorts of routines, whether they are for cleaning the home, organizing schedules, or even simple nighttime routines which of course include brushing your teeth. Well, I hope it includes brushing your teeth…

So we have brushed our teeth and flossed. What’s the point of using a mouthwash, if you already feel like your teeth are clean? Simple brushing of the teeth does not reach the entire mouth. Rinsing with LISTERINE® Antiseptic will help reduce plaque and gingivitis more than brushing and flossing alone, and that’s a pretty good reason, I think.

I like to keep my nighttime routine really simple because by the time that I put the boys to bed and pick up around the house, I am exhausted. I don’t want another to-do list in front of the sink. I simply wash my face, brush my teeth, floss, rinse with LISTERINE® mouthwash and put on some moisturizer, and call it a day – I mean, night.

Tip: If you keep your mouthwash handy, you will be more likely to use it.

A Healthy Mouth Routine and an Awesome Giveaway

LISTERINE® Healthy Mouth:

So what are “The Essentials” that work together to pack this powerful punch to kill these hard to reach germs? Glad you asked:

It’s the four essential oils that originally came from plant sources that have protected your mouth for more than 100 years.

Eucalyptol – Derived from trees usually found in Australia, this essential oil acts as both an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent.

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

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

Methyl Salicylate – Identical to the methyl salicylate in natural wintergreen, this essential oil is also often found in chewing gum due to its fresh flavoring properties.

This combination formula kills millions of germs on contact, helping keep your mouth healthy. For more information on LISTERINE® mouthwash, its unique essential oil-based formula, and how you can improve your oral health, visit www.listerine.com/products-essential-oils.

And now for the giveaway! Simply enter the giveaway by leaving a comment below and name the four essential oils found in LISTERINE® mouthwash for your chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card!

Let’s keep our mouths holiday ready!


Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#Listerine” and “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification e-mail will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher.com e-mail address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 12/16/14 – 1/15/15.

Be sure to visit the LISTERINE® brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!


  1. Alba says

    I like the practicality of this post and it encourages us as mom’s to continue to press in and continue to work with ourselves and our children to develop and maintain healthy habits for good health, including the mouth. The four essential oils are important to understand because it isn’t just a green liquid, it has health benefits that are derived in nature – Eucalyptol, Menthol, Thymol, Methyl Salicylate; these bring a healthy balance to the chemistry in our mouths. Thanks for this post, it really is practical and useful. You rock – Maria!

  2. Bonnie Jean Fulcher says

    I love the Vanilla Mint the best, but it is hard to find. The four oils are eucalyptol, menthol, thymol and methyl salicylate. I would love to win a gift card as keeping your mouth healthy has become more and more expensive as time goes on and the older I get the more care I need ! :)

  3. Joan says

    Listerine made a an early entrance into my life as it was always near the bathroom sink in my childhood home. It has always proven to be dependable for good oral health. The 4 oils are menthol, eucalyptol, thymol, and methyl salicylate

  4. Susan Dougherty says

    Eucalyptol, Menthol, Thymol, Methyl Salicylate. What a generous giveaway, and thank you for all the helpful information!

  5. says

    I grew up with Listerine! I never knew they had essential oils in them…that was interesting to learn. The four oils are eucalyptol, menthol, thymol, and methyl salicylate.
    Thanks Maria.

    Jewel (another Miami gal)

  6. Madeline says

    The four essential oils in Listerine are Eucalyptol, Menthol, Thymol, and Methyl Salicylate. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

  7. says

    The four essential oils in Listerine Mouthwash are: Menthol, Eucalyptol, Thymol and Methyl Salicylate.
    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. Rachel H says

    The 4 EO’s are:
    Methyl Salicylate
    Thanks for the chance to win, Maria! Have a great day

  9. Margie says

    I’ve started using essential oils this past year, and I like that Listerine is using natural oils in their mouthwash. The 4 are Eucalyptol, Menthol, Thymol and Methyl Salicylate.

  10. ELIZA p says

    essential oils found in Listerine are Eucalyptol, Menthol, Thymol, Methol Salicyate – Truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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