Saturday, June 6, 2009

DIY Mouthwash

Part of DIY Saturday and part what to do about tobacco breath, so today's post is a 2-fer deal.

Outside of the fact that the commercial mouthwashes from the Big Corporations are little more than water, something sugary sweet and an amalgam of noxious chemical waste, it turns out that our old standby favorites, baking soda and salt, not only can make up a cheaper and healthier alternative. But these ingredients are also useful in treating gum disease.

I use an old empty quart mouthwash bottle, and make up an excellent and healthier wash by putting a Tablespoon of salt and a Tablespoon of baking soda and filling with water.

Either, or... if your short on ingredients. Or both as I prefer.

Because I had some, I also add a few drops of Thyme Oil, which is a natural antibiotic. Of course, this is the key ingredient in LAVORIS. However, I also add about 15 drops of Peppermint Oil to give it a normal taste.

I put this in my water pick all the time now. So far none of my teeth have fallen out, and nobody really seems to make comments about tobacco breath. However, I should point out it also depends on what you've been smoking, so your mileage may vary.

1 comment:

kirk505 said...

Thyme Oil is a good additive.Don't use tea tree oil it's toxic when swallowed.