How to choose sustainable mouthwash
When shopping for mouthwash, opt for products that are free of sodium lauryl sulfate and color additives. Talk to your dentist and do your research to see if fluoride mouthwash is right for you. If you’re up for it, try using mouthwash tablets to save water, plastic, and emissions. Our favorite mouthwashes are certified by EWG (which ensures the product is free from chemicals of concern) and PETA or Leaping Bunny (which ensure no animal testing was performed using the product).
The highest scoring mouthwash
Listerine was developed in 1879 by Joseph Lawrence, a chemist. In naming the product, he paid homage to Dr. Joseph Lister, the English surgeon who pioneered antiseptic surgical methods.