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17 Personal Care Products You Will Never Have To Buy Again


17 Personal Care Products You Will Never Have To Buy Again

How to Make All-Natural Mouthwash (3 Recipes)

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How to Make All-Natural Mouthwash (3 Recipes) | Recently that I discovered just how easy it can be to make mouthwash. Happy discovery! It cleans teeth and gums naturally, it's inexpensive, it's made from good and simple ingredients that I recognize (no chemicals or unnatural dyes!), and it gives me peace of mind. Here are three fresh and easy mouthwash recipes. | GNOWFGLINS.com
I like mouthwash. It makes my teeth feel clean and my breath fresh. But I don’t feel comfortable buying the commercial brands. My family and I strive to use natural dental care, but it was only recently that I discovered just how easy it can be to make mouthwash.
Happy discovery! It cleans teeth and gums naturally, it’s inexpensive, it’s made from good and simple ingredients that I recognize (no chemicals or unnatural dyes!), and it gives me peace of mind.
The first mouthwash I’m sharing is a great starter recipe because it only contains two ingredients: water and cloves. Cloves are found in most grocery stores, so anyone can make it.

Simple Clove Mouthwash

A little spicy, it may not be suitable for younger children. On the plus side, it will leave your mouth feeling quite fresh.
Makes 8 ounces.
Place cloves in a heat-proof container (such as a canning jar). Pour boiling water over cloves. Cover the container with a lid or plate and leave mixture to cool. Once cool, strain out the cloves and pour the clove-infused water into a clean container. Rinse mouth with approximately 1 teaspoon of the mixture. This mouthwash will keep approximately one week.

Parsley Mint Mouthwash

Parsley and mint are helpful in killing bacteria and freshening breath. Since this recipe includes a small amount of vodka, it will last longer than the simple clove mouthwash above.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon vodka
Makes 8 ounces. Recipe adapted from Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox.
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for about 2 minutes (or until everything is mixed well). Pour through a strainer to remove any residual herbs. Pour into a clean jar and close tightly with lid. Rinse mouth with 1 tablespoon of mixture.

Salt Water Rinse

A salt water rinse is not a mouthwash per se, but it is especially helpful for healing sore gums and ridding the mouth of bacteria.
Makes 8 ounces.
Mix together the warm water and salt. Gargle and rinse with the mixture.

Making your own mouthwash is simple. It’s a great way to save money and good step in the direction of all-natural dental care. Have you made your own mouthwash? What is your favorite recipe or tip?