Sore throats and tooth aches, while very common, can be painful and uncomfortable. These things are one of the miserable things to deal with. Salt water mouth rinse is a well-known remedy for oral care and respiratory issues including toothache and sore throat. Salt acts as a disinfectant to kill the bacteria that can cause bad breath and gingivitis. Gargling with warm salt water really will soothe a sore throat. It’s actually easy to make a personal salt water-based mouth rinse.
You can use the rinse to:
- soothe and heal mouth sores.
- It will prevent swelling and cleans the toothache area.
- Saltwater rinses may promote healing to bleeding gums.
- benefit a sore throat caused by strep, tonsillitis or even a common cold.
- Washes away and kills the germs that are causing the problem.
- Easy to make.
- Simple ingredients that are usually easily available.
- Can also be used on regular basis to prevent sore throat and tooth problems.
- This mouth rinse is also safe to be used if you have had a root canal or any tooth removed.
Steps to create the Salt Water Gargle:
1. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt to a cup of luke warm water
3. Dissolve the sea salt into the warm water and add in 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil.
4. Take a sip of the sea salt solution and gargle it in your mouth for 8-10 seconds. Spit out.
5. Repeat 3-4 times daily until your throat is feeling better
Optional: If you have listerine, then add 1 teaspoon of Listerine for germ-killing power. The briny solution helps rinse away and neutralize acids in the throat, relieving the burning sensation and promoting fast healing of irritated mucous membranes.
Note: Mix a fresh batch of gargle for every use. Also, do not swallow the gargle; spit it out.
Caution: Do not use essential oil in the recipe if you have had any major dental surgery. Consult your doctor prior to using any essential oil.