As simple as preparing tea and highly satisfying, making your own mouthwash is not only better for you, but will take you on an aromatic journey.
I have always been slightly suspicious of traditional store bought mouthwash. Why the need for bright unnatural electric green and neon blue colors? Why so much alcohol? Why the slew of unreadable ingredients? And what really happens if I accidentally swallow a cap full? Judging from the unnatural smell and burning/tingling sensation in my mouth, it wouldn't end well.
As a result, I make my own mouthwash. It is so easy and the anti- microbial, astringent, and anti-bacterial qualities of clove and tea-tree oil do a wonderful job cleaning my teeth and gums and freshening my breath - the good old fashioned natural way!
After all, if it ain't broke, what's there to fix?
Here's what you need to make a batch of my all natural (organic if you want it to be) clove and tea-tree oil mouthwash-
You'll need- 1 heaping teaspoon of ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, 5 Drops Tea Tree Essential oil Bring a cup of water to a boil. Add the cloves and sea salt and reduce to a simmer for five minutes. Allow the pot of water to cool until lukewarm.
Pour into a mason jar using a coffee filter to strain the cloves. Add the Tea Tree essential oil to the strained mixture in your mason jar and shake vigorously. Gargle twice daily as you would with regular mouthwash. One batch should last about a week.