If you have bad breath, give tea tree oil mouth wash a try.
Causes of bad breath
Bad breath can be caused by a number of factors, such as:-
- food we’ve eaten ie. onion or garlic
- insufficient tooth brushing or flossing
- toxins being eliminated by the mucous membranes of the mouth
- gingivitis - a form of gum disease
Mouthwashes can sometimes help to cover up the foul odours of bad breath, but commercially available mouthwashes are usually laden with chemical additives and preservatives. They usually only provide a temporary fix for bad breath.
If you want a natural mouthwash for your oral health, give tea tree oil mouthwash a try. Tea tree oil has natural antiseptic properties, making it ideal for fighting infections caused by poor oral hygiene.
Recipe: how to make tea tree oil mouthwash
- Using an old mouthwash container (or other plastic vessel), fill with one cup of warm water.
- Add approx. 3 drops of essential tea tree oil.
- Put the lid back on the container and shake well.
That’s it! You now have tea tree oil mouthwash ready to use.
You could also add 4-5 drops of essential peppermint oil for a refreshing, minty flavour.
How do I use tea tree oil mouthwash?
Use the above solution two to three times daily, swishing around your mouth and always spitting out the tea tree oil mouthwash. Do not ever swallow the solution - tea tree oil should not be ingested.
You could also add a drop of essential tea tree oil to your regular toothpaste when brushing your teeth.
What are the benefits of tea tree oil mouthwash?
It’s important to look after our oral hygiene, and having a natural chemical-free alternative to regular store-bought mouthwash is a great step on your journey to natural health.
The main benefits of making your own tea tre oil mouthwash are:-
- You know exactly what’s in there.
No nasty chemicals, preservatives, colours, dyes, artificial sweeteners, etc. Eliminate all these potential toxins by making your own mouthwash.
- It’s cheap.
Store-bought mouthwashes are expensive, so if you make your own you’ll be saving money and still have great results for healthy mouth care.