Easy Homemade Mouthwash
Mouthwash is one of the products along with toothpaste and floss that should be used at least twice daily to maintain good oral hygiene.
Many assume that brushing our teeth twice daily is enough to ward off the germs and bad breath but mouthwash is essential and has an important part to play in maintaining clean and healthy gums, teeth, and breathe.
Quite often it is the one of the three dental products to be omitted off the shopping list when tightening the belts is needed.
Is it an essential, do we really need it at these prices?
They don’t come cheap; certainly the big brands such as Listerine, Corsodyl or Plax can cost a pretty penny or two.
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Benefits of Mouthwash
- Freshens Breathe
- Fights Against Cavities
- Kills Germs in Hard to Reach Places
- Loosens Food Particles Trapped Between the Teeth
- Helps prevent Tooth Decay
- Fights and Prevents Gum Disease
- Easy to Use
- Improves Teeth Discoloration
- Helps Remove Plaque and Tartar Build Up
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Making Your Own Makes Sense
Making homemade mouthwash may sound strange and difficult but it is really cheap, quick, easy and tons better for your gums, teeth and breathe.
The benefits far outweigh any of the commercial products which often contain harsh ingredients, so let’s take a look at what these benefits are:
Benefits of Homemade Mouthwash
You are in Total Control – You have carte blanche on exactly what you are putting into your mouth. You decide on the ingredients and quality to suite you.
No Hidden Chemicals – In regular commercial mouthwashes and mouth rinses there are often hidden nasties lurking behind those unpronounceable names. Preservatives, dyes, artificial sweeteners and dangerous chemicals may be there in numbers so avoid all that by choosing the easy homemade options.
Cost Friendly – You will make mouthwash at a fraction of the cost and still retain the excellent benefits of a commercial brand.
Apple Cider Makes Great Mouthwash
Quick & Easy Mouthwash Recipes ~
Here is a selection of different mouthwashes to get the gargling juices flowing!
Peppermint Twist Mouthwash
Mix in a bowl 1 cup of distilled water, 1 tsp aloe vera gel (ingestible), 1 tsp vegetable glycerine and 6 drops of peppermint essential oil. Transfer to a clean sterilized jar with a tight fitting lid. Use within a few days. Peppermint oil is excellent in eradicating odor causing bacteria and freshens breath. Aloe gel helps soothe gums.
Apple Cider Mouthwash
Mix together 1 cup distilled water and 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar in a clean sterilized glass jar. Screw on lid and store indefinitely although if you are using regularly this quantity will not last long. If you fancy a cool mouthwash, store in the fridge. Shake well prior to using. Use like regular mouthwash, give it a swirl in the mouth and spit out, do not swallow.
Warm Water & Salt Mouthwash
This is a favorite of dentists to recommend, after certain procedures including root canals and extractions. Take a coffee cup, fill halfway with boiled water and fill to the top of the cup with cold water. Add 2 tsp salt and give it a stir. Use the entire cup by gargling for 10 seconds and spitting out. Do not keep this one but use as needed. This is a great mouthwash for helping to keep gums strong and healthy. Salt has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Natural Minty Mouthwash
Mix the following ingredients together and store in a recycled container or glass jar with tight fitting lid. It will make approximately 14 oz and you may store it for up to two weeks in a cool dark cupboard. 1 cup aloe vera juice, ½ cup distilled or filtered water, 1 tbsp witch hazel, 2 tsp baking soda and 20 drops peppermint essential oil.
Witch hazel contains ethyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) so if you prefer to not use commercial brands with it, use natural witch hazel distillate.
Easy Homemade Mouthwash Recipe with Peppermint, Witch Hazel, Distilled Water, Baking Soda & Aloe Vera
All Natural Mouthwash with Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint Oil
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