How to make your own
fresh breath spray at home!
In Silver and Gold Magazine, we enjoy sharing recipes of various things you can make yourself at home, rather than having to buy them at the store. Many store-bought items are over-priced and often may contain added colours, preservatives, and ingredients that may be toxic.
With this DIY breath spray, you can adjust the strength of the Essential Oils to your likeness: Milder, or stronger, perhaps a bit more minty or with a hint of orange, or more like a strong peppermint or wintergreen. Essential oils are very useful and have many health benefits, and in this case - when use mildly - they can give you a shot of fresh breath!
This DIY fresh breath spray can be made as gifts too!
Here's how to make it:
You will need:
1 opaque, glass spray bottle (approximately 100ml size). These can be purchased at the health food store. DO NOT buy plastic, and DO NOT buy clear ones!
small pinch of sea salt, which will not only aid in freshening breath, but also work to preserve your essential oil and prevent it from oxidizing too quickly
purified water (or distilled water)
5 drops of essential oil (peppermint, or peppermint and lemon for a nice "Mojito" flavour! Orange also works great).
Here's what you do next:
Combine all ingredients in the glass bottle spray bottle, leaving a bit at the top.
Close bottle and shake well.
Add your essential oils, and voila! Enjoy!
Essential oils may NOT be used by pregnant or lactating women, or by children under 5 years old.
Essential oils should never be used more than 1% of the total liquid amount in the container, ie: for 100ml = 1ml of e.o.
for 50ml = .5ml of e.o.
Be sure to purchase "GRAS" (Generally Regarded As Safe) essential oils only.