Want to learn how to make mouthwash at home? Continue reading and discover a 100% natural mouthwash recipe.
Mouthwash is the modern-day herbal infusion, once used as a mouth rinse to kill bacteria, and thus prevent cavities and plaque. Indeed, decades ago people used to rinse with concentrated herbal teas instead of conventional mouthwash, which is filled with synthetic chemicals that build up in the body. The natural mouthwash recipes we’re about to show you can be used as prevention, but they are also effective in treating gingivitis, periodontitis, dental abscesses, canker sores, etc. Learn how to make mouthwash at home with five simple recipes.
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How to Make Mouthwash at Home – 5 Recipes
Natural mouthwash is a way better choice than conventional mouthwashes you find in stores. Below we have not just one, but several different recipes for natural mouthwash, depending on what you want to use it for. Save the recipes for later, and make your own 100% natural mouthwash recipe at home. Let’s get to them.
1. Natural Mouthwash Recipe for Toothache
Combine equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water and bring to a boil. When it starts to simmer, add natural sea salt, black peppercorns, one aromatic clove, and a little brandy. Remove from the heat and leave aside to cool down. Pour into an amber glass bottle. Rinse your mouth with this natural mouthwash several times a day. This natural mouthwash is especially good if you have a toothache.
You can also combine equal parts of water and hydrogen peroxide and rinse 20 times a day. This natural mouthwash is recommended when the toothache is accompanied by fever (a sign of infection). Rinse your mouth for 20-30 seconds and then spit it out. Do not swallow!
2. Natural Mouthwash Recipe for Mouth Inflammation
Myrrh tincture is astringent and helps reduce inflammation, plus it also has antibacterial properties. Put 1 teaspoon of myrrh powder in 200 ml of water, and simmer for about 30 minutes. Take the myrrh decoction off the heat, strain it, and allow it to cool down. Rinse your mouth with 1/2 cup of water in which you dilute 1 teaspoon of the myrrh decoction. Repeat the process 5-6 times a day.
3. Natural Mouthwash Recipe for Fresh Breath
Apart from the pleasant taste, peppermint infusion has certain anesthetic properties. Steep 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves in a cup of boiling water for 20 minutes. Strain and use the cooled infusion to rinse your mouth. Then spit it out. Repeat the process as many times as you want. Or, use peppermint essential oil dissolved in basil tea. Add one drop of peppermint essential oil to 50 ml of basil (cold maceration or infusion). Mix and rinse your mouth after brushing.
4. Natural Mouthwash Recipe with Disinfecting Properties
Propolis is one of the most powerful natural disinfectants and an amazing key ingredient in natural mouthwash recipes. Add 10 drops of propolis tincture 30% in one cup of water. Mix and rinse your mouth after brushing. To boost the disinfectant and antibacterial properties of this mouthwash, add 2 tsp of colloidal silver to the mix. Keep the mouthwash in an amber glass bottle.
5. Natural Mouthwash Recipe with Herbs
Combine equal parts of chamomile (cold maceration or infusion), yarrow (cold maceration or infusion), sage (cold maceration or infusion), and wild thyme (cold maceration or infusion). Rinse your mouth after brushing. These herbs have powerful antiseptic properties, are soothing, and also fight bacteria.
Why Make Your Own Mouthwash at Home
Conventional mouthwash that you find in stores is loaded with potentially harmful chemicals, that can cause real harm in the long run. These substances are:
- acidic stabilizing agents that taget the enamel of the teeth
- synthetic antibacterials such as cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) – that is orally toxic to rats, mice and rabbits and can cause severe eye irritation
- synthetic antiseptics – chlorhexidine – which is toxic to humans when ingested
- fluoride – hormonal disruptor affecting cognitive development and spiritual growth leading to calcification of the pineal gland
- carcenigenic preservatives – including sodium benzoate, methylparaben and ethylparaben.
There are many other toxic and very dangerous ingredients in mouthwashes. And the fact of the matter is, they don’t deliver as pormices. Mouthwashes have been hugely hyped as an sine qua non oral health product, which is definitelly not the case. The natural mouthwashes above are 100% natural, completely safe and really do what they claim.
Know that diet plays a crucial role in teeth health. And I do not refer to foods that come in direct contact with the teeth. Cavities, plaque, bad breath are most often than not caused by a poor diet, and pathogens causing havoc in the gut and demineralizing teeth. Take good care of what you eat, use a natural toothpaste and rinse with your own homemade natural mouthwash.
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