Mouthwash: bad for your health or good for your health? The issue is controversial especially around alcohol-based mouthwashes. A team of Australian researchers support the potential risk of carcinogenicity; while the National Association of Dentists denies these claims.
Some say that the bactericides such as Triclosan and Chlorhexidine, can cause the opposite effect, ie the formation of resistant strains of bacteria; some say they are all nonsense.
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Who to believe? When in doubt, better to opt for making your own natural mouthwash, ecologically friendly and healthier for your gums!
Quick recipe for a DIY natural mouthwash:
To 100 ml of water, add:
- 50 drops of extract hydroglycerin (without alcohol) Propolis. It is an antibiotic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, very useful in cases of inflammation of the mouth and toothache.
- 5 drops of essential oil of peppermint. It is refreshing, an antiseptic, and effective against halitosis, stomatitis and mouth ulcers
- 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, which is also an antiseptic. However use with caution with children because they can not always tolerate it.
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All essential oils are considered organic. The resulting solution is used to rinse or gargle. Keep it tightly closed and in a cool place for several months.
Now that’s a real bomb for oral hygiene!
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