I have a very cool and simple recipe for mouth wash today, I made this last week and its really effective and leaves your mouth nice and fresh..
The store bought kind is full of color and chemicals.
Mouthwash and Oral Cancer
A scientific study, conducted in Australia in 2009, found a link between oral cancer and mouthwashes containing alcohol. The review was published in the Dental Journal of Australia and called for all alcohol mouthwashes to be removed from shop shelves. The act of holding alcohol in your mouth for a prolonged time while you use mouthwash is thought to allow carcinogens to enter the mouth lining. The review said using alcohol mouthwash on a daily basis is a "significant risk factor" for developing oral cancers. A by-product of alcohol, acetaldehyde, is also believed to be cancer causing and may accumulate in the oral cavity when swished around the mouth.
Mouthwash and Children
Mouthwash has also been criticized for putting children in danger. Mouthwashes often have an alcohol content as high as 25 percent, yet it is a product often used by children. Child mouthwashes are often marketed in bright bottles with fragrances, so there is concern children will drink the liquid. A young person consuming an alcoholic substance that strong is potentially harmful and should be avoided.
What you will need:
Spearmint essential oils
Jar with a lid.
So you take half a cup of vodka and poor it in your jar them poor one cup of water on top, them add half a tsp of cinnamon and half of nutmeg. Add 15 drops of spearmint and 1/4 of tsp peroxide. Shake well and store in your bathroom. Shake before every use .
What you do:
In one cup poor a little bit of the mouth wash solution and fill the rest with water.. About 2 tbsp would be enough, try it out and adjust the amount to fit your taste preference ..
Why use nutmeg:
Because of its antibacterial properties, nutmeg can also effectively treat halitosis or bad breath. Asyou probably know, bad breath is usually caused by a build-up of bacteria in your mouth. Nutmeg can rid your mouth of these bacteria. This is the reason why nutmeg is a common ingredient in many brands of toothpastes. Nutmeg can also be used to treat gum problems and toothaches.
Why use cinnamon :Recent research conducted in New Zealand demonstrated that theessential oil of cinnamon has the greatest antimicrobial potencyagainst Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria
responsible for tooth decay, and Lactobacillus plantarum, one of the bacteria responsible in gum disease. The research study concluded “that there may be a role for essentials oils in the development of novel anticaries (anti cavity) treatments”.