Bad breath, medically known as Halitosis, is not only embarrassing, but it can be a sign of an underlying dental problem. Bad breath can be caused by overload of naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth or some smelly or stinky food you have eaten like garlic or onion. Bad breath usually comes from the back of your tongue, from throat and the tonsils where bacteria forms and releases sulfur compound, which results in bad breath.
Commercial Mouthwashes are Toxic Sludge
Whatever may be the reason, to avoid and cure bad breath, most people use mouthwash. But the commercial brand mouthwash you purchase from the store is nothing but a combination of certain chemicals, artificial and synthetic colors, flavor and alcohol. And most of them keep your breath fresh maximum for an hour or so. This type of bad breath treatment just masks the smell and in fact feeds the odor-causing bacteria with a lot more sugar. Rather than curing bad breath, it may actually cause damage to your teeth in the long run. The most the popular ingredient contained in these mouthwashes, ethyl alcohol, can gradually weaken the lining of the gums. Some research and studies reveals ethanoyl and aacetaldehyde contained in some mouthwash has cancer causing elements and link them to oral cancer.
DIY Cinnamon Mouth Rinse
So, when you need to freshen up your breath, here is a wonderful recipe for making your own homemade mouthwash which is refreshing, inexpensive. completely natural and the best part is, you know what ingredients you are using in it. This wonderful and natural mouthwash can be made using cinnamon powder which is a miracle spice, honey, lemon and baking soda. Cinnamon will help to kill the odor causing bacteria and help you get rid of bad breath. Honey also contains antibacterial properties and enhances the taste of the mouthwash. And the strong and refreshing scent of lemon juice will help to freshen up your breath for hours. Adding a pinch of baking soda will also help in killing the bacteria and whitening the teeth.
Ingredients You Will Need:
1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon powder 2 lemons 1 ½ teaspoons of honey 1/2 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon baking soda (optional) 1 cup of warm water A bottle for storing the mouthwash
Take a bottle or jar with tight fitting lid. Put ½ tablespoon cinnamon powder in it. Add honey and freshly squeezed juice of lemon. Add ½ teaspoon baking soda if you like. Now add 1 cup of warm water and stir well. Your completely natural mouthwash is ready. When you want to freshen up your breath, shake well and use 1 tbsp of this solution and swish around your mouth. You will enjoy fresh breath with this DIY homemade mouthwash.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.