How to Make a Natural Refreshing Breath Spray

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Gotta love that garlic! Chowed down on hot peppers or that wonderful pepperoni pizza? Unfortunately, as good as they taste, these and many other foods can give you bad breath. If you prefer not to use a commercial breath spray, and want to go with something natural and refreshing, natural essential oil-based breath sprays are ideal. There are a variety of different formulas that you can create to freshen your breath. Here are the steps to make two of them.

Things You'll Need

  • Pure essential oils
  • Mist spray bottle (4 fluid ounces)
  • Purified water
  • Honey

Buy honey, preferably a local variety if available. Local honey has the added benefit of helping you build up resistance to local pollens.

Choose 100 percent pure essential oils as only these offer healthful benefits. The label will state "100% pure." You can find them at health food stores and online. Don’t use synthetic oils because they do not have the same benefits.

Choose which formula you prefer based on what you like to smell and taste. Formula #1 uses lemon and lavender essential oils. Formula #2 uses cinnamon and orange essential oils.

Prepare the breath spray bottle. Fill the bottle with 4 fluid ounces (or 120 ml) of purified water.

Add the oils for Formula #1. To the water, add 10 drops each of lemon and of lavender essential oil. Add 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) of honey. Cap the bottle and shake well to mix ingredients. Go to Step 7.

Add the oils for Formula #2. To the water, add 10 drops each of cinnamon and orange essential oil. Add 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) of honey. Cap the bottle and shake well to mix ingredients. Go to Step 7.

Spray 1 or 2 times directly into your mouth to freshen your breath.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can make larger batches of the breath spray rather than just one at a time by using multiples of 4 ounces (8, 16, 32) and adding the proportionate ratio of drops.
  • Store the bottle in a cool place to protect the contents. Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Ongoing bad breath may be a symptom of tooth decay or digestive health issues. If bad breath persists, consult your health care professional.

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