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Natural Mouthwash for Gingivitis

Using a natural mouthwash for gingivitis instead of its chemical counterparts can prove to be much more beneficial and also much effective against the problem causing factors. This article will give you some such mouthwash recipes that you can try out.
HolisticZine Staff
Oral care is one of the most important routines and regimes that you must follow. Having a clean and healthy mouth, free from problems, is not something very difficult. But we often tend to ignore simple, and fundamental steps to be taken and as a result we fall prey to some severe oral problems like gingivitis, which affects the gums of a person. Swelling up, softness, pain, and bleeding of the gums are the most distinct characteristics of gingivitis. And while following expert medical advice and prescriptions is what we generally do, it is also true that we can do our bit to help the process go a little faster, by using some natural remedies to. This Buzzle article will give you instructions on how you can concoct your own natural mouthwash to fight the gingivitis causing bacteria.
Mouthwash Recipes
Apart from the regular brushing and flossing, it is imperative that you have a regular mouth-washing regime as well. This will not only ensure that your mouth remains fresh and clean at all times, it will also reduce the instances of bad breath, plaque and other unpleasant symptoms that gingivitis brings along with it. Let us now see some recipes for natural mouthwashes that you can make at home and use. They are very easy to make and contain ingredients that are readily available at home or in health stores. So, don't worry. Just gather the ingredients and whip up a mouthwash that is healthy, cost effective, safe and also not very unpleasant to taste.
Number Ingredients Instructions
  • Alfalfa (powdered)
  • Dandelion
  • Horsetail
Mix all the ingredients together until you achieve a smooth, mud-like consistency. Now, put this paste in your mouth and swirl it around in your mouth for a few moments. Then, you can spit it out and rinse your mouth thoroughly. You can repeat this a few times a day to reduce the bacteria and also to help your teeth absorb the calcium, fluoride and magnesium from it.
  • Water: 1 glass
  • Vodka/Brandy: 1 spoon
  • Lemon oil: 1 drop
  • Peppermint oil: 1 drop
Mix the ingredients together and shake them well. Use this as you would any other mouthwash. Put it in your mouth, rinse well and then spit it out. This mouthwash acts as an emulsifier and helps to increase blood circulation in the gums, thus making them less prone to problems.
  • Clove oil: 2 drops
  • Warm Water: 1 glass
  • Brandy/Vodka: 1 tsp
Again, mix the ingredients and gargle with the concoction for a few moments and then spit it out. The clove oil acts as an effective remedy against pain and swelling that gingivitis may cause.
  • Warm Water: 1 small bottle
  • Tea Tree Oil or Peppermint Oil: 4 drops
  • Sugar: one small pinch
This recipe has quantities mentioned for a concoction that you can prepare and refrigerate for up to a few days. Take the water and mix the oils in it. Add the pinch of sugar to the solution. Now shake it well and use it as an effective antibacterial mouthwash for gingivitis.
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Baking Soda: ½ tsp
This is something that you don't need to prepare. Just keep a small container of salt and baking soda in your cabinet above the sink. After you brush your teeth, just mix the ingredients in the proportions mentioned and rinse your mouth thoroughly with it. Then spit it out and rinse your mouth again. Your teeth will have a renewed shine.
  • Lemon Juice: 1 lemon
  • Warm Water: 1 glass
Another very efficient anti bacterial mouthwash is as simple as this. Just take a lemon and squeeze out all its juice into a glass of warm water and use it to properly rinse out your mouth. Spit it out and rinse your mouth once again.
  • Sage Leaves: Enough to make a tea
  • Boiling Water: 1 cup
  • Sea Salt: 2 tsp
For this mouthwash, you'll have to prepare tea using the sage leaves. Place the sage leaves in a container and add a cup of the boiling water to it. After about 10 to 15 minutes, you can strain the teas and add the sea salt to it. Use this to thoroughly clean your mouth and then spit it out.

One important point that you must always keep in mind is that you must never swallow the mouthwash, else the very germs that you clean off will enter your stomach and can cause you more severe problems. Using a natural mouthwash for gingivitis is always a better option, because it will have little to no side effects compared to store bought ones which are riddled with chemicals and alcohol. So, use any of these and have a healthy mouth!