Cinnamon Spice: A Natural Mouth Wash To Enhance Your Oral Health

You might find that some of the mouthwash solutions that you see at the store contain ingredients that you would prefer to stay away from. And some may even be expensive. But there is a natural solution that you may want to try that might help enhance your dental health, and it does not cost much either.

The main ingredient that is needed cinnamon oil. Cinnamon contains cinnamic aldehyde. This natural active ingredient will benefit your oral health because it will help eliminate oral pathogens from your mouth. And the effect is long lasting.

The next ingredient that you should use is alkaline water. Alkaline water has a balanced pH value, which will also impart this benefit to your mouth. This will be especially helpful if you eat foods that are acidic. Acidic foods--foods with carbohydrates or processed sugars--feed the bacteria in your mouth and allow them to multiply rapidly. Alkaline water will help neutralize the environment in your mouth and help keep the population of oral pathogens under control. You can find this type of water at a local spring or at your local health food store.

You will also need a little raw honey. The first reason you need raw honey is because it contains enzymes that help halt the reproduction of oral pathogens that can cause tooth sensitivity, cavities, or even gingivitis. The second reason that you want to have raw honey in your mouth wash is because it is highly osmotic. The osmotic nature of honey should help dehydrate the harmful bacteria in your mouth, to the point of death. Do not forget that raw honey is also sweet and should make your mouth wash taste good. 

Remember that these ingredients are only meant to prevent dental ailments and help keep your mouth healthy. You should not mistake these ingredients for cures. 

Making Your Natural Cinnamon Mouth Wash

To make the mouthwash, all you need are the ingredients above. And you can use the suggested amounts below:

  • 1 tsp of raw honey
  • 3 drops of cinnamon oil
  • 8 ounces of water

You can make this concoction when you need it. One amount should last for each rinse session. All you have to do is mix the ingredients and rinse out your mouth.

Now you have another solution to rinse out your mouth if you do not want to use commercial mouthwash solutions. Always talk to your dentist for more suggestions on natural solutions.