Hello! I hope you are having a lovely day so far.
The last video in the July Video Extravaganza‘s Strawberry Week is how to make a mouthwash using the leaves left over from the last two strawberry experiments.
Did you miss one of the strawberry themed videos?
DIY Strawberry Acne Mask
Rebecca’s Delights: Two Ingredient Strawberry Dessert
This is a very easy recipe that everyone should be able to do with no problem. Why would you want to make your own mouthwash? Well, it is cheaper then buying an alcohol-free mouthwash at your local drugstore (if you happen to eat strawberries frequently) and it is fun! It is also a safe and natural alternative for people that are trying to use less chemicals in their daily routines. I hope you enjoy!
What you will need:
One cup of fresh strawberry leaves or 1/4 cup of dried out leaves
Two teaspoons of lemon juice
One cup of boiling water
A measuring cup
An empty bottle
Instructions: Add the strawberry leaves to the cup of boiling water and let it sit until the water cools. Don’t try to speed up this process because this is how the water absorbs the antiseptic properties of the strawberries. When it cools, strain the water from the leaves and combine in a bottle with two teaspoons of lemon juice. Shake up the mixture and clean your mouth! Store this mouthwash in the fridge and use within a week.
I forgot to film myself using the mouthwash so I wanted to talk about it here. I put a little more then a cap full in my mouth and gargled for 30 seconds after brushing my teeth morning and night. This mouthwash felt really refreshing since it was cold and it seemed to clean my mouth. Of course I can’t say if it kills “99% germs and bacteria” like they say in most mouthwash commercials but it seemed to get the job done. The lemon wasn’t foul tasting at all.
This recipe was based on the book Natural Beauty at Home: More Than 250 Easy-to-Use Recipes for Body, Bath, and Hair by Janice Cox.
Post in the comments if you have tried this mouthwash, what your favorite mouthwash is, or your DIY mouthwash recipe.
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