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Natural Remedies for Disinfecting Your Tongue Naturally

Bad breath, a common oral health issue, may be the result of tooth infection or decay, gum disease and even digestive disorders. Sometimes it stems from the tongue, one of the vital parts of your mouth, where the first stage of food digestion starts and a significant number of bacteria accumulates. It is this buildup of bacteria on your tongue that often creates chronic halitosis and other oral conditions which can affect the quality of life or cause social problems. That’s why, it is crucial to give your tongue proper oral hygiene and use other natural treatments apart from daily brushing. What is the proper way to disinfect the language? In order to maintain proper oral hygiene for your tongue and mouth, you need:

a clean toothbrush
a tongue scraper

Brush your tongue with a little toothpaste on your toothbrush moving from the front to the back of your tongue. Rinse it with lukewarm water.

Using the tongue scraper, rub your tongue to remove any white coating. It’s important to apply light pressure on your tongue while scraping back and forth.

Finally, rinse your mouth using an antibacterial mouthwash for one or two minutes as this will remove any remaining microscopic germs.

There are a lot of different forms of mouthwash on the market, but you can always opt for making your own all natural mouthwash instead.

Bicarbonate Rinse
Baking soda is an efficient tool for oral hygiene because it not only disinfects your mouth, but also neutralizes bad breath.


1 cup water (250ml)
1 teaspoon baking soda (4.6g)
3 drops of peppermint essential oil

Put all the ingredients in a jar and shake to mix well. Do several mouth rinses always spitting out the liquid.

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Apple cider vinegar is a natural disinfecting agent fighting various types of microorganisms.

This simple, yet effective rinse cleans your mouth and eliminates bad breath causing halitosis.


1 cup water (250ml)
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (30ml)

Mix the two ingredients in a jar and use it as a rinse after brushing.

Parsley and Cloves Rinse
Parsley infusion in combination with cloves can neutralize bad breath and bacterial growth in your mouth.


½ cup water (125ml)
1 sprig of parsley
3 whole cloves

Bring several sprigs of parsley, 3 whole cloves and half a cup of water to a boil. Let it cool, strain and use the liquid as a rinse.

Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse
This mouthwash not only cleanses your mouth, but also has a whitening effect on your teeth.


1 part hydrogen peroxide (2% – 5%)
3 parts water

Mix the two ingredients and use it as the last step of your oral hygiene.

Antiseptic Mouthwash
This all-natural mouthwash recipe combines several ingredients with antiseptic, antibiotic and refreshing properties to help tongue, teeth and gum cleaning.


150ml apple cider vinegar
120ml water
15ml vegetable glycerin
15g myrrh gum powder (antiseptic)
5 drops of cinnamon essential oil
5 drops of clove essential oil

Mix all the ingredients in a clean glass jar and shake until well blended. Use the amount necessary to rinse your mouth.

Mint Rinse
Mint has strong antibacterial and disinfectant properties which prevent the growth of bacteria in your mouth.

Its refreshing scent restores fresh breath in your mouth leaving a pleasant aroma.


5 mint leaves
½ cup water (125ml)

Prepare some tea with mint leaves and half a cup of water, let it cool and rinse your mouth with it after brushing your teeth.

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