Natural Mouthwash, Simple and Homemade
Are you looking to dispose of those commercial mouthwash bottles piling up in your bathroom cabinet? It’s a New Year, and you are also tired of hiding your breath with chewing gum and want something different, perhaps even going the natural route. After all, the stringent taste of store-bought mouthwash is not good; plus, something natural is better for your health.
Did you know most store-bought mouthwashes mask bad breath and never address the root cause? They also destroy the good bacteria in your mouth, which can lead to more health risks. Good bacteria acts as an agent to eliminate cavities, halitosis and gingivitis.
Commercial mouthwash contains alcohol along with toxic chemicals such as chlorhexidine, chlorine dioxide, Cocamidopropyl betaine, formaldehyde, parabens, poloxamer and saccharine. These toxic chemicals can cause mouth ulcers, contact dermatitis to endocrine disruption and cancer.
Below we will offer you six quick and effective ways to make mouthwash at home. You will see various flavors and how they stop bad breath, target the cause of the dental issue, and are safer and healthier.
The Aloe Vera Recipe
This natural homemade mouthwash has been proven to freshen breath by removing toxins and reduce plaque. It also has inflammatory properties that can help fight off infection while soothing mouth sores. It is also known to help with gingivitis symptoms. It alleviates the burn while moisturizing the mouth tissues healing gingivitis and periodontitis.
- Mix 1 cup of aloe vera juice with ½ cup distilled water
- Add two teaspoons baking soda
- Add ten drops of peppermint essential oil
- Mix well
- Rinse your mouth with the mixture and spit out
Essential Oil of Clove
This is an old remedy to take away the pain from a toothache. In the olden days, people would bite down on cloves in the middle of the night to ease their pain. Cloves have natural pain-relieving properties.
- Add a few drops of clove oil to distilled water
- Swirl around in your mouth and spit out
Peppermint Essential Oil
We all know how refreshing peppermint can be. After all, it is the chewing gum choice of many.
Yes, peppermint’s cool scent and refreshing sensation does cure bad breath. But it also targets bacteria and stimulates salivary glands that produce saliva that is crucial for fresh breath.
- Chew on a fresh peppermint leaf or
- Mix ½ drop of peppermint essential oil with distilled water
- Swirl it around, spit it out, and you are good to go
Sweet Orange Peel Essential Oil
Orange essential oil is a popular choice amongst many. It contains the antioxidant limonene, which has odor-limiting properties, therefore helps to stop bad breath. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which help to ease gum pain. It is known to prevent cavities and gum disease.
Back in the days, cinnamon powder was used to treat bad breath, toothaches, and bleeding gums. Its antimicrobial properties inhibit pathogens. Try it, you may like it and the results you will get with it.
Now let’s combine a few of the things we shared with you above to show you a great natural homemade mouthwash.
The Complete Recipe For Maximum Results
- Mix 1/2 cup aloe vera juice with 1/2 cup distilled water
- Add two teaspoons sea salt – sea salt stimulates salivary glands and is effective in fighting gum disease
- Add ten drops of peppermint essential oil and five drops of cinnamon oi
Natural Home Made Mouth Wash
These natural homemade mouthwash recipes are for informational purposes only. One must always consult with their physician or dentist before starting any health regime that can affect one’s health.
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