After recently blogging about Myrrh essential oil and how amazing it is for massaging the wrists, I am now presented with a new opportunity to use it to support myself. I’ve come down with a very sore throat, and have been using it in a mouth gargle to help soothe and disinfect my mouth.
Mouth Gargle Recipe:
A mouth gargle is so simple to prepare.
All you need is a trusty egg cup (or any little container to hold enough water for a mouth full),
and one or two drops of essential oil.
Fill the egg cup or small container with water, and add 1-2 drops of essential oil, then take the water into your mouth, and gargle for as long as you can. Do not swallow. I usually rinse my mouth with water afterwards as the taste isn’t that good.
You can also use lavender or tea tree essential oil in place of myrrh. Or you could try one drop of myrrh and one drop of lavender.
I chose to use myrrh essential oil because it is very good for oral care. It is antimicrobial, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal and an expectorant so very useful for coughs and sore throats.
You can use this same recipe for a natural mouth wash after cleaning your teeth, and peppermint would be a refreshing essential oil to use here.
Myrrh is also very useful for other oral issues such as mouth ulcers, bad breath, laryngitis, gum disease and oral thrush because it is anti-fungal, and can be used as a gargle or mouth rinse to help with these conditions.