Many of us worry how our breath smells. There is nothing worse than having to talk to someone who’s breath reeks of death. To avoid being that person, we buy gum, mints, brush our teeth and use mouthwash to keep our breath smelling minty fresh.
Making your own mouthwash is a simple and straightforward process that will cost you next to nothing and keep your oral hygiene on point.
Most store-bought mouthwashes contain harsh chemicals and alcohol, which can dry out the tissues in your mouth and make them more susceptible to bacteria.
Fill a glass bottle (500ml) with water
Add one tablespoon (5g) of bicarbonate soda
Add 5 drops of Organic Peppermint Essential oil
Shake the bottle to mix and your mouthwash is ready for use
You may find that the bicarb soda does not dissolve immediately give it some time
How to use + tips
Use once a day before or after brushing or as necessary
Take a sip from the bottle that feels comfortable
Swish the mixture in your mouth for 30-60 seconds for a good clean and then spit out
No need to rinse your mouth after
Check out how to make your own toothpaste, if you haven’t already.