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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

healthy living ~ whiten teeth naturally

I have been drinking a lot of tea and coffee lately and noticed my teeth are getting a bit colored. I was using one of my natural techniques, which worked beautifully and thought, gee, I haven't posted this information for a long time. So, my friends here is some information on oral hygiene... the homeopathic way. 

Make Eco-Friendly Tooth Whitener with Lemon and Salt

Did you know that a DIY rinse of lemon juice and salt solution can work wonders for whitening your teeth at home? With this simple, homemade tooth whitener recipe, you can avoid the potential problems from chemical exposure to commercial whitening kits, strips, gels, and systems. Studies show that the surface-bleaching agents in commercial whiteners may be detrimental to teeth's nanomechanical properties.

To whiten with lemon and salt, just stir up a solution of 75 percent lemon juice and 25 percent salt, and swish.

Be careful not to swallow the solution, especially if you are on a low sodium or low acid diet.
If you have sensitive teeth, this rinse may be too strong for you. Pay attention and use your own best judgment.

Homemade Fruit Teeth Cleaners
1. Rub a lemon rind on your teeth to remove brown stains. Rinse your mouth thoroughly afterward.
2. Clean your teeth with a fresh strawberry. Rub it over and between your teeth.

Coconut Toothpaste
this recipe really whitens the teeth, and gives you the health benefits of coconut oil, which are numerous- I love this recipe due to my dislike of the sugary taste of commercial toothpastes.

2 tablespoons of coconut oil - it should be warm
6 tablespoon baking soda
10 drops of mint oil (optional) can use any flavor or none.
1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl, until you obtain a creamy paste. Then place the paste into any appropriate container.

Homemade Mouthwashes
Mouthwash is a neat little invention. It’s an easy way to feel like your mouth is totally clean and fresh smelling in a matter of seconds…and you can achieve all of this without a toothbrush on hand. It’s no wonder that mouthwash is so popular.

My only question is this:
 Why should we accept pouring chemicals into our mouths, supporting the production and manufacturing of products that cause pollution, and spending money we don’t have to spend? 

There are natural ways to make mouthwash from items you very well may have around the house. Here are a couple recipes. These  are some of the best homemade mouthwash recipes that will help you to eliminate bad breath, promote overall mouth, and gum health.  Enjoy!

Homemade Rosemary-Mint Mouthwash
2 1/2 cups distilled or mineral water
1 tsp fresh mint leaves
1tsp rosemary leaves
1 tsp anise seeds
Boil the water, add herbs and seeds, infuse for 20 minutes. Cool, strain and use as a gargle/mouthwash. If you wish to make up a larger quantity, double or triple the recipe then add 1 tsp of tincture of myrrh as a natural preservative.

Homemade Spearmint Mouthwash
6 ounces water
2 ounces vodka
4 teaspoons liquid glycerine
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
10-15 drops Spearmint essential oil
Boil water and vodka, add glycerine and aloe vera gel. Remove from the heat, let cool slightly. Add spearmint oil, shake well. Pour into bottle, cap tightly.

A very simple homemade mouthwash
Wash your mouth with half a glass of warm water containing a teaspoon of table salt.

Baking Soda Mouthwash
Mix 2 ounces of Water, 1/4 Teaspoon of baking soda or Sea Salt, 1 drop of Pure Peppermint Oil, and 1 drop of Tea Tree oil. This Homemade mouthwash recipe leaves a great refreshing minty taste in your mouth and helps prevent bad breathe.
Also some Breath Freshners
Chew fresh parsley to sweeten the breath.
Chew fennel seeds to freshen the breath.
Chew anise seeds to freshen the breath.
Chew a few peppermint or spearmint leaves or drink a cup of peppermint tea.
Add 1 drop of myrrh oil to 1 cup of cooled, boiled water. Use as gargle/mouthwash.

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