Bad breath is something that plagues all of us from time to time, whether you just ate an onion cream cheese bagel or you just drink a lot of coffee throughout the day. In these instances, you’d probably just reach for your trusty blue bottle of mouthwash, right? Well, that’s a good short-term solution to your current predicament. However, the main ingredient in most mouthwash is alcohol. Long-term use of this product can severely damage your mouth’s ability to produce saliva, which is your number one defense against mouth disease and bad breath.
Alternatively, you can use a more natural solution that is cheaper overall as well. Aloe vera is a natural anti-fungal and antibacterial substance. If you’re someone that frequently experiences pain from a sensitive mouth, aloe vera has an added bonus for you. The vitamins and enzymes within help protect and reinforce sensitive mouth tissue as well.
You can see how aloe based mouthwashes work quickly to create a stable environment for healthy collagen to develop. Healthy collagen will help go through and kill bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath. This will ultimately leave your mouth stronger and healthier over time.
Regular mouthwash usually contains sugar, making it even worse for your teeth. Aloe vera, on the other hand, includes OXYD-8 which oxidizes your mouth. Since aloe cleans and protects your mouth at the same time, bacteria just doesn’t stand a chance.
Make Aloe Vera Mouthwash for Bad Breath
Growing aloe vera in your backyard or garden then learning to make your own mouthwash is probably the cheapest and most efficient way to keep your mouth bad breath free. You should consider that adding some extra elements into your mouthwash could really benefit your oral hygiene as well. Consider using baking soda to kill extra bacteria or Glycerin to act as an antiseptic in addition to the instructions below.
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
Simply take all these ingredients in a mason jar and let it settle. Before each use, shake thoroughly and gargle about 2 teaspoons when using it.
This method, combined with a good brushing routine, you should have everything you need to keep your mouth healthy and clean using aloe vera.