When I figured out that I could make my own mouthwash, I felt so liberated. You mean I don't have to guzzle down the bottle of bright blue alcoholic liquid every time i want to freshen my breath?
Conventional mouthwash actually contains a good deal of alcohol, which alters the natural pH of the mouth. It can also contain harsh detergents and sugars that your body struggles to process like sorbitol and saccharin. Not to mention synthetic colors, aroma, and flavorings that alter naturally occurring mouth flora. So liberate yourself from the big blue bottle by making your own antibacterial mouthwash at home.
Peppermint Herbal Mouthwash
- 1/2 c. aloe vera juice (like this)
- 1/4 c. water
- 1 tsp witch hazel (like this)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil (like this)
Combine the aloe vera juice, water, and witch hazel in a bottle. Gently add in the baking soda, being careful that a reaction doesn't overflow. Add in your drops of peppermint essential oil, cover, and shake vigorously. Store in a cool, dark area for up to 2 weeks.
Adapted from Do It Gorgeously
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