homemade mouthwash DIYNothing can take your smile away – or appetite – more than an aching and swelling gum.

Whatever the cause of the sore gums may be, what you need is quick relief, try making this natural remedy at home. Remember, if the pain is severe and persistent you’ll need to see a dentist, however, this remedy may help ease the discomfort while waiting for your dental appointment.

DIY Mouthwash for Sore Gums

Sore gums happen for many different reasons. One of the most common is mishaps during brushing or flossing. Women may also experience it while undergoing hormonal changes, and sometimes because of the excruciating canker sores. Gingivitis, infections and other oral issues are also possible culprits.

What you will need:Homemade Mouthwash for Sore Gums- ingredients

Pint-size mason jar

Amber bottle with dropper

1 tsp whole cloves

2 tbsp dried and shredded peppermint leaves

1 tsp rosemary leaves (you can use fresh or dried)

8 oz 80-proof vodka

15 drops peppermint oil


Place the cloves, peppermint and rosemary leaves in a mason jar.Homemade Mouthwash for Sore Gums- place herbs in a jar

Pour the vodka over the herbs to cover them completely.Homemade Mouthwash for Sore Gums- pour vodka

Cover the jar and let it infuse in a cool and dark place for 2 to 3 weeks.Homemade Mouthwash for Sore Gums- cover the jar

After at least 2 weeks, take out the jar and strain the mixture.

Add the peppermint oil and mix well.

You may transfer it in small bottles with a dropper for easy dispensing.

How To Use

Take 40 drops (or 2 mL) of the homemade mouthwash and mix it into 3 tablespoons of water. Gargle for about 30 seconds, spit out and rinse.

This homemade mouthwash can last for about 3 months. Make sure to keep it in a dark place in the house to prevent light from degrading the solution.

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