When it comes to oral health, switching to all natural alternatives can be difficult. While there are many natural, ethical brands putting breath fresheners on the shelves, they tend to be quite expensive and difficult to find. Luckily there are many ingredients at your fingertips that can be used as natural remedies for bad breath. We’re willing to bet you’ve got a few of these items in your kitchen right now.
This is so simple it hurts, but water is a great way to keep chronic bad breath at bay. Since the primary cause of bad breath is bacteria build up in your mouth, drinking water throughout the day will help loosen food particles from your teeth and mouth before they have a chance to start breaking down and stinking up.
2. Lemon Juice
Lemon has been used as a natural breath freshener. It’s strong, fresh scent helps mask bad breath while the acidity of the lemon actually kills bacteria. Plus, adding a little lemon to your water has also has these other health benefits.
Cinnamon is a superfood with mega antibacterial properties. Chew a stick, stir it into your tea, or opt for some Cinnamon VerMints. All three are delicious, which makes cinnamon one of our all time favorite bad breath home remedies.
4. Green Herbs
The chlorophyll in fresh green herbs like parsley, basil, mint, or cilantro, can do wonders for a stinky mouth. Try chewing on any of the above to mask bad breath in a pinch.
5. Fennel Seeds
People have been chewing fennel seeds after meals for centuries for good reason. Like cinnamon and lemon, fennel seeds are antibacterial which means they clean your mouth naturally. Chewing fennel seeds also increases saliva production which helps rinse away nasty leftover food particles.
Ginger is yet another superfood that can be used as a natural remedy for bad breath. Ginger also has many other health benefits that should earn it a regular spot in your routine. It’s got a strong flavor, so depending on how up close and personal you want to get, you can chew on it straight up, blend it with your lemon water, or try our yummy, tummy-soothing natural ginger weight loss tea.
Did you know bad breath can actually start in your guts? Intestinal bacteria caused by indigestion is a common cause of halitosis, and avocado does a wonderful job of breaking down the bacteria in your digestive tract.
8. Organic Mints
VerMints are a fabulous all natural way to fight halitosis. We make each batch with love and natural ingredients you can trust. Pick your favorite flavor here.
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