Cheap Solution for Bad Breath | Reader's Digest

Cheap Solution for Bad Breath

Money-saving fixes for fresher breath.

  from Penny Pincher's Almanac

Chronic bad breath may indicate a more serious disorder, but for everyday problems try one of the following:

     

  • 1.

    Chew herbs.

    Chewing fresh parsley or fresh mint leaves helps freshen breath.

  • 2.

    Mouthwash.

    Bring 2 cups water to boil in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat. Add 3 teaspoons fresh or dried parsley, 2 teaspoons whole cloves, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons peppermint extract. Let the mixture steep for about an hour. Strain the mixture into a jar or bottle with a tightly fitting lid; discard the solids. Will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator.