Sunday, 3 July 2011

Save the Planet Sunday #5

Time to talk 'green' again. Here is a quick recipe for a homemade mouthwash which you can make with ingredients that you will already have around the kitchen. No harsh chemicals, no alcohol and no artificial preservatives.

You will need:
Baking soda
Peppermint essential oil(if you want a minty taste!)

Mix 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 oz of water.  Add a tiny drop of peppermint essential oil and your mouthwash is ready.  If you want to make a bigger batch, mix 1  tsp baking powder to every 8 oz of water and store in a sterilised container.  Since there is no preservative in this mouthwash, it is better to make it fresh every 2 - 3 days rather than store it.  

Baking soda is a mild abrasive - it helps kill bacterial microorganisms in your mouth and it also acts as a whitener.  Not to mention that is a much cheaper option that commercially bought mouthwash.  

1 comment:

  1. I do almost the same, because I use real peppermint leaves (mashed) and a bit of table salt. It's awful to get used to... but it does the job.


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