Our Four Essential Oils

In 1879, two scientists-Dr.Joseph Lawrence and Pharmacist Jordan Lambert—joined forces to create LISTERINE®, a powerful formula made from four essential oils. More than 100 years later, those same four essential oils combine to pack a powerful punch against hard-to-reach plaque and germs that can cause bad breath. No other branded mouthwash offers this unique, four-ingredient formula that penetrates to reduce plaque in depth and help keep your mouth clean and healthy. Our fixed combination of eucalyptol, menthol, methyl salicylate, and thymol continues to deliver results.

Teeth make up 25% of the mouth. That’s why you should rinse with LISTERINE®-to clean virtually your entire mouth to help protect against plaque (the main cause of gum disease) and bad breath.