• Effective Natural Remedies For Mouthwash

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    Using mouthwash daily can stain and darken your teeth. When chlorhexidine, an ingredient present in some mouthwash, comes contact with food particles, it can stain your teeth and leaves a mark.

    Mouthwash can never replace toothbrush. It contain high amount of alcohol and may burn delicate parts of your mouth. That’s why, opting for a natural mouthwash is better.

    Below is an excerpt of an article that shares natural ways to replace your mouthwash:

    Spicy Ginger & Mint Herb Mouthwash

    One of the reasons I like this mouthwash recipe is that it’s got all the right natural ingredients without using any essential oils. While essential oils can be great for your mouth, they are strong antimicrobials and if you use too much it could hurt your oral microbiome.

    This mouthwash is savory and the longer you let it simmer the spicier it will become. One of the benefits of the spiciness is it stimulates salivation, which is great for your teeth.

    Ingredients:

    • Ginger root – This should be fresh and about one inch grated. Ginger is naturally antibacterial. If you enjoy the taste of ginger, feel free to use more.
    • Peppermint This should be fresh and torn or chopped coarsely. A small bunch works well. Most people associate mouthwash and toothpastes with peppermint flavor, this is because peppermint is great for your teeth and gums. It’s main component is menthol, which is naturally soothing.
    • Turmeric– You can use the powdered form from your spice cabinet. I recommend a teaspoon or two. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and great for overall oral health and in fighting gum disease.
    • Cinnamon– You can use a teaspoon or two from your spices or add a cinnamon stick. Cinnamon is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and adds to the spiciness for better flavor and salivation.

    You probably noticed I wasn’t strict with the exact amounts needed in this recipe. This is because it’s all going to be simmered in water and each spice can be adjusted according to your personal taste.

    Recipe:

    1. Add everything to about 2 to 3 cups of water in a pot on the stove.
    2. Bring to a low simmer.
    3. Let simmer covered for 25-30 minutes. Keeping in mind that the longer you let it simmer the spicer it will become.
    4. Taste periodically and simmer longer if you’d prefer a stronger flavor, but not going past 45 minutes.
    5. Strain through a very fine strainer into a glass jar.
    6. Let cool and store in the fridge for up to three weeks.

    Easy CocoMint Mouthwash

    This mouthwash doesn’t require any simmering and is a great option for anyone who wants something easy. Plus, the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups warm water
    • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
    • ½ teaspoon of Celtic sea salt or pink Himalayan sea salt
    • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
    • 2 drops of peppermint oil

    Recipe:

    1. Mix ingredients in a glass container and shake well.
    2. You’ll have to shake with each use.
    3. Keep out of sunlight but also somewhere warm enough where the coconut oil won’t solidify. If it does become solid, you can run the glass jar under warm water.

    Stain Fighting, Soothing Mouthwash

    The baking soda in this mouthwash fight stains, neutralizes the pH of your mouth, and helps with bad breath. The aloe vera juice is great for inflammation, bleeding gums, and gingivitis. One study has found aloe vera may be effective to infiltrate into periodontal pockets, where bacteria can cause imbalance and begin the gum disease process.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup of water
    • 1 cup of aloe vera juice
    • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
    • ¼ teaspoon of Celtic sea salt or pink Himalayan sea salt
    • 2 drops of peppermint oil
    • 1 drop cinnamon oil (optional)

    Recipe:

    1. Mix ingredients in a glass container and shake well.
    2. You’ll have to shake with each use.
    3. Store in the fridge up to three weeks.

     

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