Oral health is incredibly important and you should always do the best you can to keep your mouth healthy! But if you don’t want to use store-bought mouthwash that has unknown chemicals and artificial colors and flavors, try making your own mouthwash at home! Herbal mouthwash is a wonderful natural alternative to commercial mouthwash. It uses naturally-cleansing and healing herbs, and it freshens the mouth while killing bacteria. Making your own herbal products is not as hard as it sounds, and it’s a lot of fun!
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The following “how to make herbal mouthwash” recipe is from wellnessmama.com:
- 8 ounces of rum or vodka
- 1 teaspoon of dried cloves or clove powder
- 2 tablespoons dried peppermint leaf
- 2 tablespoons dried plantain leaf
- 1 tablespoon rosemary leaf
- 15 drops cinnamon or peppermint essential oil (you can add more if you’d like)
- Place the herbs in a pint sized jar
- Pour boil water over herbs (just enough to dampen all of them)
- Pour the rum or vodka into the jar with the herbs and hot water
- Cover tightly and put in a cool dark place for 2-3 weeks
- Shake the jar daily to help the herbs infuse into the alcohol
- After 2-3 weeks, use a cheesecloth or a very mine mesh strainer to strain the herbs out of the tincture
- Pour the tincture into the jar to store
- Add the essential oils, and shake well
How to use
Every time you use the mouthwash, mix about 40 drops of the tincture with water and swish in your mouth for about 30 seconds and then spit out.
The following “how to make herbal mouthwash” recipe comes from mountainroseblog.com:
- 1 cup organic rose bud or petal tea, cooled to room temperature
- ½ ounce organic Calendula tincture
- ½ ounce organic White Oak Bark tincture
- ¼ Myrrh tincture
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bottle and store in the refrigerator for one to two weeks
How to use
Swish a mouthful or two of the mixture in your mouth for 30 seconds and then spit out.
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Want to learn about other amazing herbal alternatives? Read Herbs, the Natural Alternative to discover herbal treatments for common ailments.
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