8 Oct 2015

DIY NATURAL VEGAN MOUTHWASH


"Natural" doesn't really mean anything (basically if something exists, it's natural; I'm natural therefore I am...) but I threw that word in the title just to give you an idea of what this mouthwash is all 'bout. The ingredients are basic, maybe in your house already, and edible; though I do not recommend drinking this mouthwash. Firstly because it'd just taste REALLY minty and salty and sweet and strange. But also, after you gargle with it in your mouth, it is carrying a bunch of icky stuff that you want to spit OUT, not ingest. 

I found a similar recipe to this on the web a month or so ago and put my own spin on it... meaning I just added one ingredient and changed the amounts around a bit. We've got baking soda (gross-tasting and teeth-whitening), mint and tea tree essential oils (mmm + antibacterial), and xylitol (deliciously sweet and like white sugar, but it's ironically excellent for your teeth). All these ingredients together create a potion that actually tastes ok thanks to the essential oils and xylitol. And here's the thing: this mouthwash WORKS.

I have an electric toothbrush, a tongue scraper and I try to floss everyday; but even still I would find plaque on my teeth after my chomper-cleaning routine. This bummed me out, so I decided to step my oral hygiene game and that's when I started using this mouthwash. After gargling with it pretty passionately for 30 seconds or so, the layer of grime on my teeth GOES AWAY. My mouth feels so clean and fresh and life is better. Try out this recipe and see if it works for you! xx


DIY NATURAL VEGAN MOUTHWASH

1 1/2 cups water (filtered or purified is ideal)
2 tablespoons aluminum-free baking soda 
2 tablespoons xylitol 
4 drops peppermint essential oil
4 drops tea tea essential oil 

Mix it all up and keep in a glass bottle wherever you do your mouth-cleaning stuff.

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