Oral hygiene is something not many pay attention to whereas it is as important as other parts of your body. If you ignore your mouth which chews whatever goes inside you then it can lead to many diseases and lead o cavity, bad breath, and plaque. Besides brushing your teeth twice and cleaning your tongue, rinse your mouth with a mouthwash is equally important. Instead of buying one from the market, how about making your own at home? Check out how.

Baking Soda

baking soda mouthwash


  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 glass warm water

How To Make it

Mix together the baking soda and warm water. Rinse your mouth with the mixture once you have brushed your teeth. This solution increases the pH level in your saliva as it is alkaline in anture. 

Coconut Oil

coconut oil mouthwash


1 tsp virgin coconut oil

How To Make It 

All you have to do is swish the oil in your mouth atleast 10 times and then spit it out. Then rinse your mouth with water.  This method is also known as oil pulling which also helps in detoxifying your body. If you follow this method everyday then there is less chances of your plaque.

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salt mouthwash


  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 glass warm water

How to make use

Mix the salt and water and then rinse your mouth with the solution. Do this after every meal. This method will help in minimising dental issues like any other mouthwash you will buy in the market. 

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Aloe vera juice


  • 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice
  • 1/2 cup distilled water

How To Make It

Mix water and aloe vera juice and rinse your mouth with it just after brushing your teeth. This mixture is best for reducing plaque and gingival bleeding and plaque.

Cinnamon and clove oil

cinnamom mouthwash


  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 7 drops cinnamon oil
  • 7 drops clove oil

How to Make

Mix the oils and water together and rinse your mouth with it every time after brushing. This solution has a good shelf life so you can easily store it for a month. This solution is good for fighting off cavities and it is excellent as a mouth freshener. 

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