Try essential oils.
Though essential oils aren’t a cure-all solution for halitosis they are still a great complementary tool to your basic oral care routine. The essential oil can neutralize coffee, garlic and onion breath, which is a useful option to have during the day.
To learn which essential oils may help you get rid of bad breath and how to do that, see below.
What essential oils properties help with bad breath?
Can you put essential oils in your mouth?
Did you know that you ingest essential oils daily?
These are contained in the consumed foods, candies or oral care products. The reason, these essential oils don’t give you any side effect, is their low concentration.
On the other side, the concentration in pure essential oils is much higher.
You need 75 lemons to make a standard 15 ml bottle of lemon essential oil. Now, imagine how acidic is one drop of lemon essential oil for your tongue or stomach.
Use essential oils for bad breath with caution to prevent any adverse reaction. Especially, when ingested through the mouth.
Follow these basic guidelines:
What essential oils help with bad breath?
The lemon essential oil has good deodorizing properties which give it the ability to refresh your breath with a clean and lemony scent.
At the same time, this oil is very acidic and needs to be used with caution to prevent wearing off the enamel.
Oregano oil has proven antibacterial properties which effectively fight bad breath.
Thymol is the main compound in oregano oil that is often used in different mouthwashes designed to fight bad breath.
Oregano essential oil use for bad breath
Blend 2 cups of water, 5 drops of peppermint, 5 drops of oregano. Sip the solution as a mouthwash and swish it in your mouth for 30 seconds but don’t swallow it.
What’s left store in a glass bottle and use it when you need to refresh your breath.
Clove buds are considered a natural antibiotic due to its potent properties and many dentists even use it as a sedative ingredient in their dentistry practice.
The essential oil from this natural ingredient has a strong, spicy and sweet scent.
At the same time, it has powerful antiseptic properties which neutralize bad breath and cleanses teeth and gums.
Clove essential oil blend for bad breath
Mix 4 drops of clove essential oil, 3 drops of peppermint essential oil and 1 Oz (30 ml) of purified water. Store the final solution in a spray bottle and use it as a mouth freshener spray or as a mouthwash.
Peppermint essential oil is widely used in products designed to help with bad breath due to its cooling effect and super strong minty refreshing scent which neutralizes the foul smell from the mouth.
Peppermint essential oil solution for bad breath
Add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil to the toothpaste and brush your teeth with it.
But if you want to get rid of a much stronger garlic, onion or coffee breath, use the following blend:
Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, 3 drops of peppermint essential oil and a glass of water. Use this solution as a spray or as a mouthwash.
Just like peppermint, eucalyptus essential oil has cooling and refreshing properties that instantly remove the foul mouth odor and maintains the health of your mouth.
Parsley is a well-known and powerful spice that can neutralize bad breath but the parsley essential oil provides an even greater neutralizing effect on bad breath due to its higher concentration.
Add a drop of parsley essential oil to the toothpaste and brush your teeth with it.
The lemongrass essential oil contains limones. This is an ingredient with strong antimicrobial properties that prevent the growth of the odor-causing bacteria in the mouth.
Mix 2-3 drops of lemongrass essential oils with a carrier oil like sweet almond and swish it around in your mouth. This mouthwash blend is great breath freshener.
Rosemary essential oil is good mouth cleanser which masks bad breath very well.
Thyme belongs to the mint family, which means that the thyme essential oils give you a freshness flavor to your breath. It is also a great teeth and gums cleanser.
Tea tree prevents plaque formation on the teeth which eventually maintains a healthier mouth.
Cinnamon essential oil has also antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties, which makes it an effective cleanser for your oral health.
Using essential oils for bad breath gives you endless alternatives.
You may add a few drops of your favorite essential oil on your toothbrush or blend EO by your taste to make a mouthwash to swish in our mouth or add the solution into a spray bottle to carry in your bag.
Remember to be cautious with the dosages you use to prevent any adverse effects.
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