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Homemade Mouthwash Recipe


man gargling and holding a cup of mouthwash
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Looking for a cheap and natural way to freshen your breath? Then, try this simple mouthwash recipe:

Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to half a glass of water, and use it to gargle – an instant fix for even the worst case of bad breath.

Why This Works

Baking soda neutralizes the odors in your mouth, rather than just covering them up.

Benefits of Using Baking Soda Mouthwash:

  • inexpensive
  • no harsh chemicals
  • no strong taste
  • alcohol-free


1. Keep some baking soda in your purse or briefcase, and you can even freshen your breath on the go.

2. Add a drop of peppermint oil for a minty taste.

3. If you prefer to make up big batches, boil your water, and add a teaspoon of baking soda for every eight ounces of water. Store in a sterilized container.

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