Bad breath is something that many people deal with, and it is not something to be taken lightly. Bad breath can be a sign of bacterial infections or gum disease, so make sure you talk to a dentist at a clinic like Dentistry For the Entire Family about this issue. But, as you wait for a solution, you still need a breath freshener. Try the following natural and homemade herbal breath-enhancing oral spray.

Breath-Enhancing Secrets In Your Oral Spray

The first ingredient you should pay attention to is the licorice root. Licorice root contains licoricidin and licorisoflavan A. These active ingredients do not attack bad breath. But they do attack the bacteria that lead to dental ailments, like gum disease, that will cause halitosis at some point.

The other ingredient that you need to know about is cinnamon. Cinnamon contains an active ingredient called cinnamic aldehyde. This compound destroys or severely wounds the outer-membranes of the bacteria in your mouth. Some of the bacteria that cinnamon attacks happen to be responsible for bad breath.

Another ingredient that you need to pay attention to is sage. Sage contains thujone, which is a very strong anti-bacterial compound. Thujone has been found to effectively control the bacteria that cause bad breath and neutralize it. There has also been proof that the breath-freshening effects of thujone last a long time.

The breath freshener will also use a little raw honey. Raw honey helps destroy the bacteria in your mouth by dehydrating them to death due to its osmotic nature.

Your dentist advice paired with the aforementioned ingredients should help make your mouth smell wonderful in no time.

The Oral-Enhancing Homemade Herbal Breath Spray

You will need the following:

  • A small mixing bowl
  • ¼ a cup of warm alkaline water
  • ¼ a teaspoon of raw honey
  • A funnel
  • An empty and sterilized spray bottle
  • 5 drops of cinnamon oil
  • 5 drops of sage oil
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered licorice root


  1. Mix all the ingredients in your mixing bowl. Blend well.
  2. Add the mixture to your spray bottle using your funnel.
  3. Try out the spray, and make adjustments to the taste if you want to.
  4. Make sure you keep the spray from light because essential oils are sensitive to light.

This spray should last you 2 to 3 weeks, but that does depend on how you use the mixture. As you can see, taking care of your breath can be done simply and naturally.