Mouth is the most important part of our body because without mouth we can not eat or drink. So we should always take care of our mouth and keep it away from the diseases.
A mouthwash is an antiseptic liquid with which we rinse our mouth to keep it hygienic.  It kills the bacteria in our mouth and protects our teeth from decay. It also helps to remove mucus and keeps our gums healthy.

Mouthwash must be used twice a day – in the morning and at night. 20 ml of mouthwash should be gargled for a minute and spitted out. Using a mouthwash certainly doesn’t reduce the importance of brushing the teeth regularly.  Infact, it is advisable not to use mouthwash till an hour after you have brushed your teeth with toothpaste. Most of the mouthwashes contain alcohol. Therefore, their excessive use may cause mouth cancer.

Homemade Mouthwashes
Mouthwash can be made at home too. These are some simple recipes of homemade mouthwashes:

Myrrh and Mint Mouthwash
Myrrh is used to cure gum bleeding and mouth ulcers. Putting a drop of myrrh on your finger and rubbing on the effected area will give a great result, though it will pain a bit.

Pour 90ml brandy into 100ml glass bottle. Add 10 drops each of myrrh and peppermint, 2 drops lemon and a drop of thyme. Shake the bottle well. The mouthwash is ready.

Take small glass warm water.  Add 3-4 teaspoons of mouthwash. Stir it well. Rinse your mouth.

Fennel Fresh Mouthwash
Fennel is a fragrant herb. It is used for flavoring. This mouthwash keeps the mouth clean and makes the gums healthy.


Pour 90ml of brandy into a 100 ml glass bottle. Add 10drops each of fennel and grapefruit, 2drops thyme and a drop of chamomile. Shake the solution well. The mouthwash is ready.

Add 3-4 teaspoons of mouthwash in a small glass of water. Stir it well. Rinse your mouth.

Salt Mouthwash
A salt mouthwash is very simple to make. Take a cup of warm water and dissolve a teaspoon salt.  The mouthwash is ready. It’s used to treat mouth injuries and infections.

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