Garlic, onions, and coffee ain’t got nothing on this DIY mouth spray which eliminates bad breath and bacteria in an instant leaving you with minty fresh breath!
Do you love to eat garlic and onions? Have you ever thought about using those ingredients for a facial scrub? Just kidding! But, if you enjoy things like garlic, onions, and coffee which are known to leave our mouths stinky enough to scare away vampires, you may find yourself reaching for a mint or mouth spray after dinner, especially if you are on a hot date.
And while most mints and mouth sprays may mask the scent for the time being, they don’t actually get to the root of the problem, and are often filled with sugars and additives that have been found to be counterproductive, such as alcohol, which actually dries out the mouth making the odor worse.
But we want garlic and onions! So, let’s tackle this issue with a safe, effective DIY mouth spray. This recipe uses essential oils to eliminate the unwanted bacterias and microbes while freshening the breath for real, not just masking it for 20 minutes.
Spearmint, peppermint, and cinnamon essential oils all fall under the umbrella of antimicrobial, which in terms of oral care means good stuff. They are thought to contain the power to kill germs that cause disease such as gum, tooth decay, and bad breath.
DIY Mouth Spray
What You Need:
- 5 ml spray bottle (a small, pocket-sized bottle perfect for sliding into a purse or clutch)
- Distilled water
- 1-3 drops of peppermint, spearmint or cinnamon essential oil
Fill the spray bottle with distilled water then add 1-3 drops of essential oil of choice. Essential oils are very concentrated and strong, which means a little can go a long way, and some people are more sensitive to their effects than others.
So, it’s best to start with one drop and add more if you prefer a stronger taste. Also, cinnamon tends to be stronger than both peppermint and spearmint, so while you may enjoy 2-3 drops of peppermint, 1 drop of cinnamon may be plenty.
Another option is to make a big batch and refill the spray bottle as needed. To do so, combine 1 cup of distilled water with 5-10 drops of essential oil and store in a glass jar.
Your bad breath problems are now resolved and you can rest easy knowing that the ingredients are 100% safe and natural!
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