Listerine Ingredients

OUR ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils are at the very core of our formulation. No other branded mouthwash offers this unique, four-ingredient formula that penetrates biofilm to reduce plaque and helps keep your mouth feeling clean and healthy.

THYMOL

Identical to the thymol in natural thyme, research continues to demonstrate this essential oils effectiveness against bacteria.

EUCALYPTOL

Derived from trees usually found in Australia, this essential oil acts as an antibacterial agent to help soothe inflammation.

MENTHOL

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

MENTHOL

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

EUCALYPTOL

Derived from trees usually found in Australia, this essential oil acts as an antibacterial agent to help soothe inflammation.

METHYL SALICYLATE

Identical to the methyl salicylate in natural wintergreen, this essential oil is known for its fresh-flavouring properties.

COMMONLY USED INGREDIENTS

In addition to our powerful essential oils, LISTERINE® uses a variety of other ingredients within each swish!

Water

The essential base of all of our products.

Alcohol

Helps dissolve the oils in some of our mouthwashes.

Sodium Benzoate

Adjusts the pH of the product to ensure the strength is just right.

Benzoic Acid

Prevents microbial growth and helps adjust pH in the product.

Sorbitol

Provides hydration and sweetness to enhance the flavour.

Sucralose

Provides sweetness to enhance the flavour of your swish.

Sodium Saccharin

Provides sweetness to enhance the flavour of our mouthwash.

Poloxamer 407

Key in helping mix the oils and water in our mouthwashes.

LET'S TALK ABOUT ALCOHOL

We include alcohol in our ingredients as it helps disperse our essential oils contained within the formulation. For some people it may also provide a strong taste when they swish. For those who prefer a less intense taste, we have several milder taste variants which are alcohol free.

Explore our alcohol-free range here