Last week at an essential oils class with some friends, I was reminded about Dr. Steuer's Mouth Rinse recipe. As we talked, my friend made it. It was so quick and so easy!! I want to share this with you! Our oral health is a reflection of the body, so we need to take care of our teeth and gums.
Dr. Steuer's Mouth Rinse
2 cups warm water
2 tsp. salt
5 drops On Guard
5 drops Melaleuca
2 drops Clove
Your choice of flavor: 2 drops of peppermint, spearmint or cinnamon
Mix all together, dissolve salt. Then use.
A bit about the oils being used...
On Guard: This amazing blend of wild orange, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus and rosemary offers immune support and naturally helps the body fight off the yucky bugs. This is my go to oil for when I have canker sores or a sore throat. A drop in a shot glass of water, gargle for as long as possible (it's hot!) then spit out or swallow. For canker sores, I had tried everything: different brands of tooth paste, mouth rinses, with no results. 6 years later, I have not had the big ugly ones I used to get and when I feel one coming I do the above and that is it. Yeah!!!
Melaleuca is another super star for immune support and for it's cleansing properties. Another great one for canker sores, just doesn't taste as good.
Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavor and ability to cleanse the mouth, yet it provides a myriad of benefits. Its main chemical component, eugenol, makes it a very stimulating and energizing essential oil that can be used as a warming massage oil. Clove contains powerful antioxidant properties.
Peppermint: This is a great addition to the mouth rinse for its cool, minty taste. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene.
Spearmint: Another sweet, mindy taste to add to your mouth rinse. It is widely used in gums, candies, and dental products for its minty taste, and to promote fresh breath.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon is going to be more warm as a flavor. Cinnamon oil contains strong cleansing and immune support properties.