This natural mouthwash can help you battle cavities while also giving you fresh breath! It’s simple to create and far healthier than using a mouthwash with chemicals. Here is Homemade Natural Mouthwash – Fights Cavities, Bacteria & Freshens Breath
The large bottle of green-colored mouthwash on my family’s bathroom shelf is one item I dislike seeing. Yuck! Many people believe that mouthwashes can help prevent cavities, however they actually do more harm than good!
Fortunately, you can easily make your own homemade natural mouthwash with just a few ingredients that are truly beneficial to your teeth! This homemade mouthwash kills bacteria and leaves your breath minty fresh without the use of toxins! Furthermore, this recipe is very inexpensive to make!
I made one for my family and threw away their toxic one. But I don’t think they’ll be upset with me because I’m sure they’ll love it and continue to use it!
What Is the Danger of Store-Bought Mouthwash?
When I was researching how dangerous many types of mouthwash are, I came across one site that stated that if your dentist recommends using mouthwash, you should ask him if he even knows what’s in it! That’s an excellent point!
The majority of popular store-bought mouthwash brands contain several toxic ingredients, including hexetidine and methyl salicylate. Other ingredients to be concerned about include synthetic colours and sugars such as green number 3 and sucralose. Because of these dangerous ingredients, most mouthwashes are classified as a moderate to high hazard, and the chemicals are easily absorbed by your body.
Homemade Natural Mouthwash – Fights Cavities, Bacteria & Freshens Breath Benefits
1.Freshens Breath –
One of the primary reasons I enjoy using this homemade natural mouthwash is that it leaves my breath minty fresh! This is a great option if I don’t have time to brush my teeth or if I just want that nice clean feeling after I brush. All you have to do is take a teaspoon of this recipe and swish it around in your mouth, and you’re ready to go! If you don’t have time, it’s quick and much better than grabbing one of those breath mints with all those questionable ingredients.
I used peppermint in this recipe to give it a minty fresh flavour, but if you don’t like the taste of mint, you can substitute your favourite essential oil.
2. Oral Health –
The ingredients in this homemade natural mouthwash aid in the fight against bacteria and the health of your gums. Coconut oil and peppermint essential oil have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that aid in the elimination of harmful bacteria. I added a little salt to this homemade natural mouthwash recipe to boost the benefits even more because, like a salt water mouth rinse, the salt helps eliminate bacteria and promotes gum healing.
3. Prevents Cavities –
In addition to leaving your breath minty fresh, this homemade natural mouthwash is also beneficial in terms of cavity prevention! This recipe contains coconut oil, which has antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. Peppermint essential oil is excellent in this recipe because it not only eliminates bad breath but also aids in the fight against bad germs and the reduction of dental plaque. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it is frequently used in toothpaste and mouthwash recipes.
How to Make Natural Mouthwash at Home
- half a cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 2 drops essential oil of peppermint (or another oil such as cinnamon, clove, or wintergreen)
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- Add a drop or two of another essential oil, such as spearmint or tea tree oil, if desired.
- A pinch of baking soda is optional.
*Some people like to mix baking soda into their mouthwash, but I haven’t tried it yet.
- In a container, combine all of the ingredients. I keep mine in a small mason jar.
- Before each use, thoroughly mix all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl or shaker.
- For about a minute, swish 1 to 2 teaspoons around in your mouth, then spit out and rinse with water.
Your breath will smell like mint!