This Homemade Cinnamon Mouthwash will Keep Your Breath Fresh

Bad breath is a problem that can be caused by anything from an over-load of bacteria in your mouth, underlying dental problems, or just a stinky snack with foods like garlic or onions.

Making your own natural cinnamon mouthwash can be simple and fun with a few household items. This recipe contains so many wonderful properties that help support the teeth, gums, and overall immune system.
Cinnamon Mouthwash
Its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being an astringent, provide immunity support and help remineralizing the teeth.

Homemade Cinnamon Mouthwash

Ingredients:
• Juice of 2 freshly squeezed lemons
• 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
• 1/2 or 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 1/2 teaspoon of honey
• 1 cup of warm water

Preparation: Mix together all of the ingredients and shake. Swish or gargle 1-2 tablespoons of the mouthwash for a minute after brushing your teeth or whenever you want to freshen your breath.
Do not swallow. Don’t use the mouthwash more than once to twice a day (the lemon is very acidic).

Cinnamon gets rid of odor by killing off the odor-causing bacteria in one blast. The International Association for Dental Research found that people who chewed cinnamon gum had a 50% decrease in oral bacteria versus people who chewed mint.

Honey has antibacterial properties. Always try to get organic raw honey. If possible, get Manuka honey. It contains 127 times the amount of methylglyoxa, which is the antimicrobial agent that kills off bacteria.

Lemon is strong, refreshing and cleansing, so it will wash all the hidden food and bacteria from your mouth. It also has a strong refreshing citrus scent that can help with nasty cases of bad breath.

Baking soda works as a mechanical cleanser on the teeth and gums, neutralizes the production of acid in the mouth and also as an antiseptic to help prevent infections occurring.

A paste made from sodium bicarbonate and a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial toothpastes.
Source: lifehealthandfood.com