Apply body oil as soon as you get out of the shower to help lock in moisture; it is also a great way to soothe skin irritations.
How To Freshen Your Breath Naturally
Although it can be embarrassing, I know I’m not the only one who suffers from bad breath. Despite routinely brushing and flossing, visiting the dentist for preventive care and avoiding the obvious causes of stinky breath such as smoking, chewing tobacco and consuming garlic-laced foods, I am still plagued with unsavory breath. Thankfully, for those of us who need a little extra help in this department, there are several home remedies to freshen breath naturally. Try one or more of the following tips and you’ll also reap the health benefits of these nutrient- and antioxidant-rich foods.
- Chew mint leaves or cardamom seeds
- Gargle with baking soda dissolved in water (can also be used to clean tongue) or water mixed with lemon juice
- Drink a hot cup of unsweetened tea
- After meals, chew a few sunflower seeds and drink a glass of water, or chew one clove
- Eat yogurt everyday for six weeks
- Drink pineapple juice
- Consume an apple a day
- Eat parsley
Avoid relying on mouthwash as it contains dyes and alcohol and only provides temporary relief of foul-smelling breath. With Valentine’s Day only a month away, it’s the perfect time to start freshening up your kisser.
What’s your go-to bad breath remedy?
Written by Chris Schmidt, who continues to strive for anti-aging and anti-acne solutions on a shoestring budget, while doing what she can both nutritionally and fitness-wise to maintain her physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Find out what she’s rambling about this week at alwaysthewritetime.wordpress.com.