If you want to have healthy teeth and nice fresh breath, then it's not enough just to brush your teeth every morning and evening. You need to use mouthwash. I bring you in this article 6 recipes for homemade mouthwash!
What's causing bad breath (halitosis)?
Although it is largely caused by poor oral hygiene, it may be caused by various diseases, so the first step is to discover its true cause. The easiest curable form of halitosis is the "morning breath", which is caused by reduced amount of saliva during the night and disappears by washing bacteria with morning brushing.
In addition to poor oral hygiene, halitosis may beeci caused by gum disease, fungal and bacterial infections of the mouth, throat infections, infections of nose and lungs, improper diet and fasting, gastrointestinal disorders, acid reflux, the presence of pathogenic bacteria in the large intestine, diabetes, various liver and kidney disease, alcoholism, stress and smoking.
Foods and drinks that make your breath smell bad
- white and red onions
- some dairy products (such as cheese)
- dried fruit
- alcoholic beverages
How to use mouthwashIf you're wondering when you have to use mouthwash, before or after brushing, the answer is - after brushing. Also, you can use mouthwash after every meal, to clean food remains and freshen your breath. After meal, it's better to use mouthwash than brushing your teeth. It's not good to brush your teeth shortly after meal, because brushing can enable acid to enter deeper into your teeth, allowing corrosion to perform much faster.
So, it's better to use mouthwash after meal. Or if you are so eager to brush your teeth after every meal, wait at least one hour after meal, when is safe to use toothbrush.
How often should I use mouthwash?You should use mouthwash every day after brushing your teeth, and preferably after meals.
Homemade mouthwash recipes
Homemade mouthwash with honey and lemon- ½ tablespoons of cinnamon powder
- 1 ½ tablespoon honey
- ½ tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 cups of hot water
- 2 lemons
1.Add honey in warm water and stir over low heat until melted (optional make sure the water does not boil), then add the baking soda, cinnamon and lemon at the end.
2. Pour the mixture into a glass vial and mix well.
3. For fresh breath use mouthwash in the morning after brushing your teeth. Gargle two tablespoons for about 2 minutes and then spit.
Homemade mouthwash with garden plants
Put all in a blender for about 2 minutes. Strain. Do not swallow!
Homemade mouthwash with peppermint- 180 ml of water
Boil water and vodka, add aloe vera gel and glycerin, cool down and add the essential oil. Mix well. Pour into a bottle. Do not swallow!
Homemade cinnamon mouthwashBoil water on medium heat.
Remove the pan from the heat, stir in a teaspoon of cloves, ground cinnamon, peppermint extract and fresh parsley. Let it soak for ten minutes, then strain and discard the debris from the strainer.
Homemade mouthwash with mint and rosemary
- 70ml water
- A tablespoon of seeds of anise, mint and rosemary leaves
Pour hot water over ingredients and let soak for 24 hours. Strain the liquid and pour into a bottle and store in a dry place or in the refrigerator.
Homemade mouthwash with apple vinegar
- 240 milliliters of water
- Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Pour these two ingredients into a glass vial and mix well before use.
WARNING: All of these recipes contain more or less strong spices and essential oils that are toxic if ingested. Before any use, make sure if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.