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Herbal mouthwash recipe ingredients
Here is the list of ingredients I used:
|KTC Lemon Juice 250ml||£5.42|
|CHEFS & CO Pure Baking SODA (1KG)||£5.96|
|Organic Tea Tree Oil 50 ml - 100% Natural Essential Oil||£12.95|
|Sugar Blocker Herbal Tea Bags||£8.99|
I broke down this mouthwash prep into 3 separate videos; the first being an overview of the items, the second is brushing my teeth with baking soda, and the last is making and gargling the herbal mouthwash recipe.
The natural alkalinity and crystalline structure of the baking soda mean its great for removing discolouration. You can either apply a little bit directly to your toothpaste and brush as normal or make your paste. I opted for the latter.
Making the paste is simple: just add a few drops of water to half a teaspoon of baking soda, stir frequently until you have a thin paste. But you’ll want to be gentle with your teeth. I found it to be quite abrasive, so I can see a risk of bleeding gums if you apply too vigorously. Plus, you could remove your enamel if you brush too hard and frequently. Baking soda is proven to whiten teeth but I recommend using it seldom, such as only before using the natural mouthwash recipe, perhaps once every 2 weeks.
Because I was gentle when brushing I didn’t have any aggravation, so please apply similarly. But a warning on the taste: it’s kinda salty! If you find it too unpleasant or don’t want to use only baking soda, then apply a little to your toothpaste instead. Thereafter, wait 15 minutes before rinsing with the mouthwash. Because it takes a few minutes to prepare and allowing the mixture to cool down, I got started right away.
Problems with manmade mouthwash
Artificial mouthwashes contain alcohol, specifically ethanol, which can dry your gums and cause irritation, especially to those with sensitive mouths. A dry mouth means a lack of saliva production, which has a key role in naturally washing away the acid-producing bacteria in your mouth. It’s the bacterias degradation products that are responsible for halitosis (bad breath). Therefore, you can be making things worse with dry mouth (xerostomia) and halitosis. Dry mouth becomes more or a problem with the likes of diabetes patients.
Also, manmade mouthwashes contain many chemicals that’ll absorb into your mouth, such as Triclosan. It’s becoming more apparent that antibacterial resistance is developing for the compound.
Benefits of a herbal mouthwash recipe
I think the key thing is you know what you’re getting. I just showed you what went into this oral care regime: baking soda for brushing, then tea tree oil, lemon juice and the sugar blocker herbal tea. FYI, the herbal tea comprises 2 ingredients: Gymnema sylvestre ( a woody vine) and Camellia sinensis (the classic tea plant leaves). Nothing more. There are no unpronounceable words in the ingredients list!
You’re still getting the benefits of a manmade mouthwash, perhaps heightened benefits. A natural mouthwash will greatly help with halitosis, xerostomia, gum disease and tooth decay. You’re maintaining a hygienic mouth and overall healthy body by preventing the harmful bacteria from gum disease absorbing into the bloodstream.
This herbal mouthwash recipe contains tea tree oil, a 100% natural extraction, and like many essential oils, has been used for thousands of years. The antimicrobial and antiinflammation benefits are still there
Discover more remedies
The ‘Bad Breath Free Forever‘ course contains a lot more natural remedies for bad breath and teeth whitening. All of them use ZERO harsh ingredients. And from the one I experimented with in the videos, I can say it felt nice and refreshing. Probably because it’s just as effective, if not more than an alcohol-based one, but without the irritation.
I bought the course for $37 USD, plus $7.40 tax = $44.40. And the price is still the same. The initial investment is worth it if you love herbal remedies, struggle with bad breath and the paranoia of it, and want safe, effective treatments for halitosis and teeth-whitening. If you’d like to get the course, please click here.
Give it a try and have fun with the different herbal concoctions, even customize them as I did!
A final note: a mouthwash should never replace brushing and flossing, rather, it should supplement your oral hygiene routine.
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