Every time you speak, your breath emits a smell. This is why you need to have a good breath spray handy, just in case the smell is offensive. Yet the choices available in most stores may contain harmful ingredients. The good news is you can avoid those breath sprays, and make your own.
Secrets Behind The Dental-Friendly Breath Spray
There are only a few reasons why you may suffer from halitosis. One could be due to old food particles stuck in between your teeth. Another reason could arise from an overabundance of oral pathogens. Just like many other living organisms, bacteria leaves residue in their habitat. The residue they leave in your mouth are sulphur-concentrated, and sulphur is quite smelly.
Thankfully the first ingredient, sage, will attack any sulphur in your mouth. Sage contains several active ingredients, like thujone, that helps eliminate sulphur.
The other ingredients that you will be using in your breath spray is cinnamon. Cinnamon contains a powerful anti-bacterial agent called cinnamic aldehyde. Cinnamic aldehyde attacks all kinds of bacteria, yet concentrates on streptococcus and other halitosis-causing bacteria. The reason that cinnamon is so effective is because this attack is ferocious, as it melts away the membranes of the bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria quickly die without that membrane.
Remember to talk to your dentist if this breath spray fails to freshen your breath. The root of your halitosis-issue could be more serious, like gum infection or a severe cavity.
The Sage & Cinnamon Breath Spray
To make your spray, you will need the following:
- A small, empty and sterilized spray bottle
- Cinnamon oil
- Sage oil
- Raw honey (optional, but it does help kill bacteria, and it will sweeten your spray)
- A small bowl
- 1/4 of a cup of warm water
To make your spray, just follow the steps below:
- Pour the water in your bowl.
- Add 5 drops of cinnamon oil.
- Add 5 drops of sage oil.
- Add 1/8 of a teaspoon of honey.
- Mix the ingredients well. Pour the mix in your spray bottle using your funnel.
The spray should keep for months, but that does depend on how often you use it. Remember that oils are sensitive to extreme temperatures and sunlight. So be sure to keep your breath spray from the sun or extreme temperatures. And, as mentioned earlier, talk to your dentist should you still notice issues with your breath.