We have the fist information on mouth rinses since 2700 BC. In Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, mouth rinsing was actually recommended for curing gingivitis.
There are many examples that confirm this ancient practice:
During the Roman and Greek times, after the mechanical teeth cleaning, the upper class frequently used mouth rinse.
According to Hipppocrates, the combination between alum, salt and vinegar was used for mouth rinsing, where the plant Coptis trifolia was used by the Native Americans.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek in the seventeenth century discovered that there are living organisms that live in people’s mouth.
He also proved that mouth rinsing wither can’t reach the plaque organism or they can’t be killed because they are not present in the mouth long enough.
Have you checked out the ingredients in your mouthwash lately?
The chemicals that we will present you below are present in many of today’s mouth wash:
Alcohol – it adds to the unwanted breath because this agent dries the saliva and thus reduces it. Alcohol increases the risk of head, neck and oral cancer according to the Dental Journal of Australia.
Chlorhexidine – Some serious heart issues can be caused by using mouth wash two times a day according to the Journal free Radical Medicine and Biology. Chlorhexidine is chemical that even eliminate good bacteria which are crucial for relaxing the blood vessels.
Methyl Salicylate – 23,000 mg aspirin can be replaced by a tsp of this substance.
Hexetidine – Clots in some brain areas that control neural and sensory functions can be caused by this ingredient. It is thought to have carcinogenic properties that lead to allergic reactions and unstable heartbeat.
Cetylphyridinium – this chemical tastes unpleasantly and causes extrinsic tooth staining. It can cause pain, irritation and sensitivity to the tongue because it contains a plenty of alcohol.
Benzalkonium chloride – this chemical is toxic for some people and it is also known as allergen. It can also cause skin irritations, mucous membrane and even death if indigested in the body.
Methparaben – this ingredient may cause breast cancer because breast tumors have high levels of this chemical.
Contrary to these harmful chemicals, today we are going to present you natural mouth wash consisted of only natural ingredients that will make your breath fresher, protect you from cavities, whiten and remineralize your teeth.
Natural Mouth Washing Recipe
– 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
– 2 cups of filtered water
– 10 drops of trace mineral liquid
– 2 tsp of calcium carbonate powder
– A few drops of wild orange essential oil
– 5 drops of lemon essential oil
– 1 tsp of xylitol crystals
Put the xylitol crystals and calcium powder in a large mason jar and stir well.
Add the liquid minerals and the drops of essential oils to the mixture.
Put the filtered water in the mixture and then mix once again.
Close the mason and shake the combination until the xylitol crystals dissolve.
Before each use, do not forget to shake the jar.
You can keep the jar in a fridge up to 15 days.