Health - Alternative Medicine
By: - at July 9, 2013

Chemical Free Homemade Breath Freshener

Introduction
thymeThyme is one of the easiest herbs to grow in your own garden at your home. I am using Thymus Vulgaris or common thyme. It thrives in well drained soil and in a sunny position. My thyme breath spray contains thymol which is powerful antiseptic agent. Thyme kills germs and bacteria in the mouth helping to keep breathe fresh.

Thyme with its powerful anti-bacterial properties is the key ingredient and also used in commercial dentistry. I am also adding mint and eucalyptus leaves to give my spray an antiseptic boost.

People buy herbs from supermarkets and find they do not seem to last. As supermarket packs loads of seeds in tiny containers which do look lush but as herbs start to grow they do not have enough room and hence they do not last long. Herbs grown properly from seedling with enough space, water and sun thrive even in tiny space at home.

Recipe as follows:

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoon Thyme
  • 5 tablespoons Eucalyptus
  • 10 tablespoon Mint
  • 200ml Vodka
  • 1 Lemon peel
  • 3 teaspoons cloves
  • 3 teaspoons Aniseed
  • 4 tablespoon Glycerin
  • 1 pump dispenser bottle

Strip the leaves from thyme, eucalyptus and mint stems. Give a good rinse and roughly chop them. Add ten chopping herbstablespoon thyme leaves, five tablespoon eucalyptus leaves and ten tablespoon mint leaves into a blender. Now add 200ml vodka to the leaves mixture followed by one lemon peel, three teaspoons cloves and three teaspoon aniseed. Both cloves and aniseed are mildly antiseptic. Blend all the ingredients and whizz till you have a bright green paste.

You will love the smell of this. It is strong, intensely fresh almost like chewing gum.

This paste needs to sit for a month to become a concentrated tincture. Put this mixture in a jar and seal it with a layer of vodka on the top. Keep the tincture in a cool dark place. The longer you leave it the stronger your breathe spray will be.

Open the jar after a month and you will have a dark green color mixture. Now strain the mixture through a tincture bottlespiece of muslin. Liquid might not look like the most exciting color in the world but it definitely works.  After a month has passed add four tablespoons of glycerin to the strained liquid to thicken and sweetened the mixture. You can buy glycerin from any chemist. Put the mixture in pump assisted bottle which will give only a tiny amount at a time which is less than a milliliter. A tiny amount is advised due to the high concentration of alcohol. You can buy a pump dispenser bottle from any health food shop.

Storage
This spray will keep up to six months in a cool dark place.

Final Words
Enjoy this homemade breath freshener which is both chemical and preservative free.


 

 

 

 

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