You Can Make Natural DIY Mouthwash With Just Four Ingredients!

Mouthwash is an integral part of your dental hygiene. Mouthwash gets to the places in your mouth that your toothbrush can’t, and it helps your breath stay fresh.

If you’re worried about the stuff you buy at the store, you can make it at home easily! All you need are four ingredients, one jar, and that’s all! The only thing is you shouldn’t really make a batch much bigger than this one because if you let the oils sit together for too long, the flavor and properties can change, so it’s best to make a smaller batch like this and remake it every couple of weeks.

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 cup of distilled water, or filtered if you don’t have distilled
  • 4 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 4 drops of peppermint essential oil

Method

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a mason jar, or some type of jar that has a lid, and shake it up well.
  2. Whenever you want to use it, make sure the lid is on and you shake it well because the baking soda will fall to the bottom of the jar.
  3. Take just 2-3 teaspoons at a time, swish it around your mouth for a minute, spit, and feel your mouth being more refreshed!
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🇬🇧 Mouth hygiene 🦷 😁 Especially with this regard more awareness for the products’ ingredients is called for as the substances directly enter our blood system through the oral mucosa. Toothpastes are not only packaged in plastic but they usually also contain microplastics which should contribute to the feeling of clean and white teeth due to their peeling effect. But you don’t have to rely on these products as it is quite easy to make your own toothpaste by using natural ingredients – you can even vary the ingredients according to your taste. Coconut oil is a good basis as it is antibacterial and whitening. It can be combined, for example, with Xylit (=caries-inhibiting), alumina (=cleansing), turmeric (=anti-inflammatory), some drops of essential oil (effect depends on the type of oil) or crumbled dried herbs. For a whitening effect you can add sodium bicarbonate but don’t use it every day as it may impair the gum. Also mouth wash can be easily made at home and, of course, there are also plastic-free alternatives for toothbrushes and dental floss. . 🇩🇪 Mundhygiene 🦷 😁 Speziell in dieser Hinsicht sollte den Inhaltsstoffen der verwendeten Produkte besondere Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt werden, da die enthaltenen Substanzen direkt über die Mundschleimhaut in unser Blutsystem aufgenommen werden. Zahnpasten sind gewöhnlicherweise nicht nur in Plastik verpackt, sondern enthalten auch Mikroplastik, das zu einem sauberen Mundgefühl und weißen Zähnen beitragen soll. Um solche Produkte zu umgehen, kannst du dir ganz einfach deine eigene Zahnpasta aus natürlichen Inhaltsstoffen herstellen. Kokosöl dient aufgrund seiner antibakteriellen und zahnaufhellenden Wirkung als gute Basis. Es kann etwa vermischt werden mit Xylit (=karieshemmend), Tonerde (=reinigend), Kurkuma (=entzündungshemmend) oder ätherischen Ölen und getrockneten Kräuter (Wirkung hängt vom Kraut ab). Für einen aufhellenden Effekt kann Natron hinzugefügt werden. Dieses sollte aber nicht täglich verwendet werden, da es das Zahnfleisch angreifen kann. Auch Mundwasser kann aus wenigen Zutaten selbst gemacht werden und selbstverständlich gibt es auch für Zahnbürste und Zahnseide plastikfreie Alternativen.

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