natural mouthwash - oil pulling

Natural Mouthwash & Oil Pulling

Natural mouthwash & oil pulling.

Give this natural mouthwash and the oil pulling a try. They are going to be a little different than your regular mouthwash, but don’t worry I promise they work just as well. They are free of fluoride, alcohol and all those other “bad-for-you” ingredients.

One of my biggest turn offs is bad breath also known as halitosis. There are many reasons one may have bad breath, the main one being poor oral hygiene. Not brushing and flossing daily will cause the remaining food between your teeth to grow bacteria. Your lifestyle also plays a big role. Things like smoking, taking certain medications, different types of diseases, and bad diet can all contribute to it as well. When I lived in Denmark I discovered my favorite mouth wash (SB12). It promised 12 hours of fresh breath and it really lives up to that promise. When I moved to the states I found my next favorite mouth wash (therabreath). The problem is that most mouth rinses out there contain a lot of nasty ingredients one of which being sodium fluoride which is actually poison. Being the “raw” person that I am now I had to find an alternative and came across this “multi use” type of soap made by Dr. Bronner’s and decided to make a mouth wash out of it. It works very well and it has no harsh chemicals to worry about. Here’s the recipe for my all natural mouth wash.

1/2 cup Dr. Bronner’s pure castile liquid soap

1 cup water

few drops peppermint oil

few drops spearmint oil

3 tbsp hydrogen peroxide

1 tbsp baking soda

Pour all ingredients into a glass bottle and shake it.

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Oil pulling 

Speaking of bad breath, did you know that coconut oil can be used for better breath? It actually kills the microbes that make our breath smell bad. If you want a single ingredient alternative to my mouth wash then give oil pulling a try. It’s been used for thousands of years by Indian folks and I’ve tried it for a week now and continuing to do it because it’s impressive. All you have to do is take a tablespoon of coconut oil (or any good quality oil) and swish it around for 20 minutes. Make sure to not swallow it, since it’s has pulled the harmful bacteria from your mouth, so just spit it out in a trash can

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