Studies have shown that regular use of antibacterial mouthwash twice a day in combination with regular brushing can significantly reduce the risk of oral herpes and other similar infections.
You can make your own mouthwash, using 4 different natural bases:
1. Lemon Based Mouthwash
- 1.3 oz/ 35 ml water
- 2 tsp aloe vera gel
- 12 drops of lemon essential oil
Combine all the ingredients in a small bottle and shake well. Your lemon based mouthwash is ready for use.
2. Fresh Mint and Rosemary Mouthwash
- 2.5 oz/ 70 ml water
- Few mint and rosemary leaves
Cover the herbs with some warm water and wait for 24 hours. Strain the liquid and pour it in a small bottle. Keep the bottle on a dry place or in the fridge.
3. Honey and Cinnamon Mouthwash
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 0z/ 30 ml warm water
Mix all the ingredients well and use this mouthwash every morning. Your breath will stay fresh during the whole day.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar Mouthwash
- 8 oz/ 240 ml water
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Mix the liquids in a glass bottle and shake well before every use.