I’ve been using this mouthwash for years. If your gums are bleeding, inflamed or infected (gingivitis?), if you’re prone to cavities, if your teeth hurt, or if you have a sore in your mouth or even a sore throat – this mouthwash is the best. I’ve even had an oral surgeon verify that the 3% solution of FOOD GRADE Hydrogen Peroxide is better than any prescription mouthwash she could prescribe!!
There’s many other uses for 3% Food Grade H2O2 (spraying when growing sprouts in your kitchen is one), but we’ll stick to the teeth, gums and throat here.
First, how to make it: Buy 35% FOOD GRADE Hydrogen Peroxide – this is NOT what is sold in the pharmacy or drug store. I buy it online from Guardian of Eden. It is a HAZMAT material in this 35% solution, so read everything on their site about handling and storing it. For the 3% mouthwash solution, carefully mix 16 ounces of distilled water with 1 ounce of 35% H2O2. (Some “recipes” use 11 ounces of distilled water with 1 ounce of 35% – this is a bit stronger for tough jobs!)
Second, how to use it: Keep a jar of the boldly labeled 3% diluted solution in a dark place – either the medicine cabinet or under the sink. After brushing your teeth and flossing, use a mouthful, swish it around all over your mouth (gargle if using it for your throat), and swish and swish for as long as you can. It will foam up a bit, and this is good – it bubbles out debris and bacteria from between your teeth and under your gums. Spit it out and DO NOT RINSE YOUR MOUTH or eat or drink anything for 20 minutes so the residue can keep working.
PLEASE – if you have children in your house, or even visiting occasionally, either keep out of reach or in locked cabinets AND always use those skull and crossbones poison stickers!
Follow all the directions as to how to handle and how to store the potent 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. I keep one gallon in the back of a cool cabinet, boldly labeled, and I off-load about 16 ounces into a quart container I keep in the fridge (clearly marked of course). I leave the top just a bit loose. I also use rubber gloves when handling the 35% solution, and, I’m VERY careful – like a mad scientist in a lab!
NOTE about buying – I have seen the diluted 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide selling in health food stores and/or online for about $10 per quart. That’s all mixed up for you already, but way more expensive than if you make it yourself from the 35% solution. It’s a great alternative if you have shaky hands or are squeamish about the super-concentrated 35% that can chemically burn your skin and is sold as a HAZMAT material.
This H2O2 mouthwash is so good I make it up for my friends and family and they all love it. No they don’t. They LOVE me – they LIKE the mouthwash. A lot! Hahahahaha – we LOVE people, we LIKE things – famous concept passed down from my dad!