How to make a Salt Water Mouth Rinse for sore throat and toothache

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.

How to make a Salt Water Mouth Rinse for sore throat and toothache


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.

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