Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DIY: Cinnamon Mouthwash to get rid of Bad Breath

DIY: Cinnamon Mouthwash to get rid of Bad Breath

By: Arlene Gentallan

DIY: Cinnamon Mouthwash to get rid of Bad Breath
DIY: Cinnamon Mouthwash to get rid of Bad Breath

        Cinnamon is an indispensable spice famous for it's incredible aroma and superb taste. But it's not just a spice, it's also an ancient wonder with many health benefits which includes getting rid of bad breath or halitosis.

There are reasons to swtich to natural alternative medicine...

        Did you know that commercially available mouthwash contains ethanol which increases oral concentration of acetaldehyde which by the way is a carcinogenic compound. Studies have shown that using these products may increase your risk of developing mouth and throat cancer.

1. Cinnamon, Honey, Lemon & Baking soda Mouthwash

        We know that cinnamon has antimicrobial property, but it's not alone. Lemon, honey, and baking soda also kills bacteria. We can combine these natural ingredients to make a home made chemical-free mouthwash alternative.

  • Cinnamon powder (1/2 tablespoon)
  • Fresh lemons (2 pieces)
  • Honey (2 teaspoons)
  • Baking soda (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Storage bottle

  1. Fill the storage bottle with 1/2 cup water
  2. Pour in 1/2 tbsp cinnamon powder
  3. Pour the juice of 2 freshly squeezed lemon (make sure no seeds are included)
  4. Pour 2 teaspoon of honey
  5. Put 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. Shake well until mixture is evenly mixed
  7. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of water and shake well

You can also mix the ingredient in a mixing bowl and pour it in a storage bottle using a funnel.

2. Cinnamon Mouthwash

If you'd like to use cinnamon alone...ASAP, that's okay.

You'll need:
  • Cinnamon powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Warm water (40ml of 1/6 cup)

Evenly mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder withn 1/6 cup (40ml) warm water.

Rinse approximately 20ml of the cinnamon mixture for 30 minutes 2-3 times daily after brushing your teeth.