Halitosis is not the easiest thing to deal with and can be quite embarrassing. But you do not have to continue suffering from this condition. The following is instructions on how to make a simple and natural breath spray that can help get rid of your oral malodor.
The Secrets Within Your Breath Spray
Your dentist has probably told you that most malodors are caused by volatile acidic substances that are released by bacteria. You can eliminate or neutralize these substances with activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is usually made from coconut shells that have been burned just enough to activate a positive carbon reaction. This carbon reaction will help eliminate all those odor-causing acidic substances.
The second ingredient that you should pay attention to is raw and unfiltered honey. Honey--besides being such a sweet tasting ingredient--is also a great bacteria killing ingredient. Honey contains enzymes that inhibit the reproduction of bacteria. And honey also happens to be very osmotic, which will dehydrate the halitosis causing pathogens in your mouth.
The third ingredient to pay attention to is cinnamon oil. Cinnamon oil has been found to be an effective bad breath neutralizer because it contains cinnamic aldehyde. Cinnamic aldehyde is an active ingredient that will penetrate all halitosis-causing bacteria and eventually kill them.
How To Make Your Breath Freshening Spray
To make your breath spray, you will need the aforementioned ingredients, warm water, and a small spray bottle. You can get most of the items at your local health food store or online. To make your spray, just follow the steps below:
- Heat 1 cup of filtered water. You do not have to boil it.
- Add 1 teaspoon of raw honey.
- Add 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal.
- Add 5 drops of cinnamon oil.
- Stir the ingredients well, and pour the mixture into your spray bottle.
Make sure that you do not leave this spray bottle in high temperatures or under direct sunlight because cinnamon oil is sensitive to heat. This breath spray should last you a month. But that does depend on how frequently you use it. Do not forget to talk to your dentist because halitosis is usually related to an overabundance of bacteria. And, as your dentist has told you, oral bacteria can lead to various dental ailments, like cavities or plaque.
Talk to a dentist like Dr. Sudharani V Chary should this bad breath spray be ineffective, as your halitosis could be caused by a serious dental infection.