Monday, February 21, 2011

Homemade Mouth Wash

     These recipes are great for helping to sweeten your breath and keep your mouth and gums healthy.

                                                    Mint and Honey Mouth wash.

     1)  This mouth wash works great to freshen breath and help heal mouth ulcers and sores.
            1/2 cup brandy/sherry mixed
            1 tablespoon cider vinegar
            1 teaspoon runny honey
            1 tablespoon dried and finely crushed peppermint leaves
            1 tablespoon dried and finely crushed sage leaves
            10 drops tincture of myrrh
     This recipe takes a little while to make.  Mix all of your ingredients in a well sealed jar.  Allow the mixture to steep for about a week, shaking the jar frequently.  After a week, strain the mixture through a colander or cheese cloth.  Add about 1 teaspoon of this to 1/4 cup of water to rinse mouth.  Don't use mixture only by itself, you should always add it to water. Never swallow the mixture.