From proper brushing technique to regular flossing, odds are that you already have a strong sense of how to safeguard your dental health. According to a study by the Academy of General Dentistry, a third element, including a mouthwash in your routine, can have a major impact. According to Christine A. Charles, lead author of the study, "It's simple: Mouth rinses can reach nearly 100% of the mouth's surfaces, while brushing focuses on the teeth, which make up only 25% of the mouth. Even with regular brushing and flossing, bacteria often are left behind." To help you take your oral health to the next level—without the use of harmful chemicals or additives—here's a shortlist of the best natural mouthwashes around.
Botanically derived from elements like cinnamon, clove, and tea tree oil, this natural mouthwash effectively fights off bacteria in teeth and gums. It also offers tartar protection, making it an ideal addition to your dental care routine.
Jāsön Healthy Mouth Tartar Control Mouthwash ($7)
Fig + Yarrow
For natural wellness products that make you feel like you're living at a spa, you'd be hard-pressed to do better than Fig + Yarrow. This oral hygiene rinse helps to dispel odor, eliminate bacteria, improve the quality of gum tissue, and restore the natural brightness of tooth enamel.
Fig + Yarrow Oral Hygiene Rinse ($26)
Made from ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, and mint, this natural mouthwash helps ward off plaque and gingivitis. Completely vegan, Hello mouthwash is also free from parabens, sulfates, artificial dyes, and gluten.
Hello Anti-Gingivitis Mouthwash ($6)
With a flavor and scent derived from natural aniseed, clove bud, and spearmint, Aesop mouthwash is one of our favorite picks. This refreshing, alcohol-free natural mouthwash comes with a small measuring beaker and is gorgeously bottled.
Aesop MouthWash ($25)
Tom's of Maine
Known for its selection of natural toothpaste, Tom's of Maine has everything you need to round out your oral care routine. This long-lasting "wicked fresh" mouthwash is free from alcohol, sorbitol, and fluoride.
Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Mouthwash, Pack of Two ($16)
Delectably flavorful, this natural mouthwash features clean flavors of coconut and mint and "offers similar benefits to oil pulling." Formulated without the use of harmful chemicals, this oral rinse is intended to be used two or three times daily after brushing your teeth.
Free People Coconut Mouthwash ($15)
This must-try mouthwash isn't just natural, but it's also bioactive. Ingredients like plant-derived collagen, CoQ10, seaweed, echinacea, and tea tree oil make this the perfect addition to your oral (and overall) health regimen.
Olas Marine Bio-Active Mouthrinse ($24)
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