‘After brushing and flossing and eliminating sugary drinks and foods from your diet, using mouthwash is one of the most effective ways to keep your mouth bacteria-free. But for many people, that clean feeling a lot of us get after gargling with minty green freshness is a little harsh. Or maybe you don’t like or […]
All you need is ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, a drop of pure mint oil, and a drop of tea tree oil. Mix these thoroughly in about two ounces of water and voila—one single serving of homemade, non-alcoholic mouthwash. It’s easy to make, and it’s a fun little project to show your young ones, especially since it doubles as a lesson in oral hygiene.
Another quicker alternative to commercial mouthwash? Try gargling with apple cider vinegar. Simple mix two tablespoons in a cup of water. You can scale this recipe and store it in sealed containers, too. Whatever you choose to substitute for a bottle of Scope, be sure to use it once a day for fresh breath and a bacteria-free mouth!’