Bad breath home remedies do exist! Everyone gets bad
breath, but not everyone wants to use strong smelling
chemicals or chemical pastes to fight bad breath. When I
use a store bought mouth wash it stings during the process
and afterwards I’m left with my mouth open, waiting for the
pain to go away, all the while salivating all over the
floor. Not a pretty sight. While searching for alternative
methods I quickly learned there are many bad breath home
remedies which have been used for thousands of years. Store
bought washes are convenient, yes, but bad breath home
remedies are less expensive, natural, and do work. And
they’re easy to use or make. Who knew that some
alternatives are as easy as opening your refrigerator, or
examining your plate at a restaurant? The following list is
just a few of the proven home remedies to fight bad breath
Top Seven Bad Breath Home Remedies
Bad breath home remedy #1: Herbs
Instead of toting around breath mints to fight bad breath
after a meal, carry a tin or baggie of herbs such as mint
(the real one), thyme, fennel, cinnamon, anise, or cloves.
Chew any of these after meals to fight bad breath.
Bad Breath home remedy #2: Baking soda
You know baking soda as an ingredient in recipes, however
it is also used in laundry and refrigerators to combat
odor. Use it orally to fight bad breath. Simply add some to
your toothbrush, add a little water, scrub and rinse.
Bad breath home remedy #3: Salt water
Rinse your mouth out with warm water and salt. This is also
a remedy used to help get rid of a sore throat.
Bad breath home remedy #4: Lemon or lime water
Rinse your mouth out and gargle some lemon or lime juice
mixed with warm water
Bad breath home remedy #5: Essential oils
Essential oils are plant extracts which means you’re
getting a strong concentration of the plant’s benefits.
Many essential oils have qualities that can fight bad
breath. One home remedy is to add a few drops of tea tree
oil to your toothpaste before brushing.
For mouth wash, add one drop of Myrrh oil to warm water.
Bad breath home remedy #6: parsley or mint
When parsley or mint is used as a garnish, there is a
reason for that. It is also meant to be eaten to help fight
bad breath from odorous meals. This bad breath home remedy
has been used for thousands of years.
Bad breath home remedy #7: Apple cider vinegar
For such an odd smelling liquid, vinegar has many uses and
can help cure quite a few ailments. Add a little bit of
apple cider vinegar to your water and drink it at least
once per day.
Three Common Products that Don’t Fight Bad Breath
So, what doesn’t work to fight bad breath? In 2002 The
American Academy of Periodontology surveyed members about
the least effective bad breath home remedies used by their
patients. Below are the top three least effective methods.
Ineffective bad breath home remedies #1: Overusing
This can actually make your bad breath worse by
contributing to a dry mouth.
Ineffective bad breath home remedies #2: Breath mints
This method of fighting bad breath only masks the problem
and can contribute to tooth decay which also creates bad
Ineffective bad breath home remedies #3: Chewing gum
Chewing gum, like breath mints, is not good for fighting
bad breath since it only hides the smell. A better
alternative to gum is water as a method of avoiding dry
If you are looking for a way to fight bad breath that is
inexpensive and inoffensive, give some of these bad breath
home remedies a try. You have nothing to lose, but that bad