To improve the cleanliness of your mouth, you may drink green tea or you may also use a green tea mouthwash.
Using green tea for bad breath in the form of a mouthwash is another way to benefit from its antioxidants.
The second benefit of this bad breath solution is that it's all-natural, which allows you to prevent the use of chemically-based commercial mouthwashes.
But how do you make your own green tea mouthwash? See below.
Green tea mouthwash benefits
Making a homemade mouthwash is easy and inexpensive. All you need is water, green tea and an optional ingredient to improve the taste of the mouthwash. All these are cheap options you can find in your kitchen.
Green tea mouthwash doesn't use any toxic or harmful elements for your health. This prevents any gum irritation and burns or mouth drying out.
The ingredients in a green tea mouthwash are safe and you don’t need to worry about hurting your health by using it.
The green tea properties lower the acidity level in the mouth and effectively removes bacteria from the plaque and gums, which improves the overall health of the mouth and eventually prevents bad breath.
Green tea mouthwash recipe
You can wash your mouth with plain green tea.
Boil some water.
Add green tea leaves or Matcha poweder into a clean glass jar and pour the boiled water into a cup.
To clean the mixture from the green tea leaves, strain it through a fine-mesh strainer into a second cup.
After the green tea is ready give it a couple of minutes to cool down.
After cooling down, you can use it to swish in your mouth.
No sugar! No flavor!
If you want to improve the cleanliness effect in your mouth add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to your cup of green tea mouthwash.
Baking soda is a good addition to the mouthwash since it balances the pH level in your mouth and acts as an deodorizer.
If you want to improve the taste of the green tea mouthwash you can add other antibacterial ingredients to it.
There is no wrong way to do this. It’s all about your taste preferences.
You can add:
- Tea tree essential oil
- Peppermint leaves or essential oil