Oral Care

Homemade Non-Alcoholic Mouthwash

This is a healthy mouthwash for freshening breath or soothing sore throats.

Rosemary is a fascinating herb with many health benefits, and one of the truly remarkable things about Rosemary is that you can receive benefits from this herb with topical applications as well. Add it to bath water, shampoo and foot soaks.

Cloves are packed with anti oxidants, containing more antioxidants in 1/2 teaspoon than 1/2 cup of blueberries or cranberries.

3 oz. Rosemary
1 oz. Cloves
2 cups water
Sauce pan or microwaveable dish
Strainer
Jar with lid

Preparation:
Boil two cups water either on the stove or in your microwave.

Place Rosemary and cloves in the jar.

Pour in boiling water and cover jar tightly. Let cloves and Rosemary steep overnight.

Drain and use.

Antiseptic Mouthwash

1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil
1 drop Thyme Essential Oil
1 drop Eucalyptus Essential Oil
1 drop Wintergreen Essential Oil
1 Tbls. 190 Proof Ethyl Alcohol
6 Tbls. Distilled Water

Pour all into to glass jar with tight fitting lid. Shake before each use.

Use less water and more alcohol if you use 50% alcohol. The final alcohol concentration should be 15-20%.

Cinnamon Mouthwash

Add 10 - 15 drops of cinnamon essential oil to a cup of water. Shake before each use.

This deceptively simple recipe is actually quite effective since cinnamon is antiseptic and antibacterial. It also is the best essential oil to use for garlic breath.

WARNING! Cinnamon Essential Oil can be highly irritating. Patch test before using.

Sage Sore Throat Gargle

1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dreid plantain
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dreid honeysuckle flowers
2 cups boiling water

Make and infusion, sweeten to taste and use as a gargle for sore throats as needed.

Tooth Paste

Start by combining equal parts of vegetable gylcerine and baking soda to form a paste like tooth paste. Add peppermint or spearmint oil for flavouring to taste. (start small) Myrh was also used for it's antiseptic qualities in oral care, if you can get past the taste.

This is great because it is so natural. It gets away from the flouride and lauryl sulfuate etc in commercial brands. Give it a try!

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