Mint is one of the most used ingredient for oral care. Mint has a strong cooling effect that freshens up your breath instantly and it also has great anti-inflammatory properties. There are a lot of commercial mouthwashes but you wouldn’t really want to invest in them since they contain alcohol. Here is an all-natural mint mouthwash recipe you could try:
Benefits of a homemade mouthwash:
You know exactly what goes into your mouthwash. You are in control of the ingredients.
There are absolutely zero chemicals in the homemade mouthwash. In the commercial mouthwashes, there are many hidden chemicals that are being used in the form of artificial sweeteners, preservatives, dyes etc. So homemade mouth washes score over the commercial ones in that sense.
The homemade mouth washes are generally very less expensive but will provide the same benefits as a commercial one would.
Mint has great anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps freshen breath instantly.
Boiling water- 2 cups
Mint leaves – 1tbsp
Method: Steep the leaves in 2 cups of boiling water for an hour. Strain the mixture and store the mouthwash in a clean bottle. A hot mint tea is also a great way to end a meal with fresher breath.
- Always make a fresh batch of mouth wash when required.
- Sterilize the bottle that you will keep the mouthwash in.
- Try not to swallow any of these recipes, always spit out as the bacteria and mouthwash are better outside your body.
- Only use 100% pure essential oils and kindly consult a physician before using any essential oils in the mouthwash recipes.