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A Guide to Making Homemade Natural Mouthwash

 Traditional mouthwash products usually include various artificial ingredients that taste and smell strongly like mint to hide bad breath, and that's where the problem lies. Most of these products only hide the bad smell and don’t address the root of the problem, but just for this nature has blessed us with three healthy and tasty products that will help you prepare a natural and effective mouthwash. All you need is a glass of water, lemon, honey, and cinnamon. Read on and find out how to make this useful preparation and why it’s so effective and healthy for our body.



This thick, sweet liquid has strong anti-bacterial properties that treat one of the main causes of bad breath. In addition, the honey gives your mouth a wonderful taste that will help you to refresh your mouth in the morning and go to sleep with a pleasant sweetness at night.



Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices because of its strong flavor and also because of its many health benefits. A study by the International Dentist Association found that people who chew on cinnamon gum experience a 50 percent reduction in the number of bacteria that cause mouth infections and, consequently, bad smell. Cinnamon also contains cinnamaldehyde, a powerful antioxidant that protects the oral cavity and teeth.



The last major ingredient is one of the most useful citrus fruits to be found, and here too, as in many other cases, lemon adds a lot. Lemon has a strong and refreshing taste and the active ingredients it contains contribute to cleaning the oral cavity from harmful bacteria that cause a bad smell. Lemon juice also has a whitening effect on your teeth, but you shouldn’t add too much of it to your mixture since its acidity can negatively affect. A cup of lemon water is also how I start my days as this wonderful drink has many benefits.


Ingredients for making a small bottle of the mouthwash:

  • Fresh juice from two squeezed lemons
  • ½ a tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ a teaspoon to a teaspoon of baking powder (optional - adds a slight whitening effect)
  • A tablespoon of honey
  • A cup of hot water (to melt the honey)
  • A clean glass bottle or jar with a lid



Add all the ingredients to your container of choice and mix well. Use 1-2 tablespoons of the mouthwash and gargle the liquid in your mouth for about a minute after brushing your teeth or whenever you feel you need to wash your mouth. It is recommended not to use this mouthwash more than twice a day due to the acidity of the lemon.

And that's it, that's all you need to do to keep your mouth clean and fresh. You can prepare your mouthwash whenever you want and enjoy a natural homemade solution that’ll save you money and keep your mouth healthy!

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