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    1. I’ve never whitened my teeth. I do have some brown tint from coffee or maybe other foods. Been drinking a cup or 2 most days for well over a decade. But clove mouthwash has only helped it if anything. Are you seeing green/brown darkening? I will look into this subject, plus into natural teeth whitening potential solutions. Cheers. – John

  1. Hi! You state that this is good for at least a month at room temp. How would I know if it is starting to go bad? Want to be sure I don’t let it overstay it’s welcome! Thanks!

    1. Hi Katie, Normally for something like clove water it would last 2 weeks or so refrigerated. Salt is a natural preservative, so I think it’s the clove mouthwash’s salt that preserves it out further than this. Thanks a ton for coming by and for asking. Have a good one!

  2. It would be very helpful if you suggested how many cinnamon sticks to use as opposed to a weight in grams; that would simplify things for people like me who do not have a scale to measure such small amounts of weight. Thank you, Katie

    1. Thanks for this suggestion Katie.

      I just do grams as that’s precise.

      7 cinnamon sticks seems a bit vague because.. how thick? what’s their length? etc.

      If I use a specific packaged brand, and suggest a number of that exact brands’ cinnamon sticks, then that’d good.

      I’ll try to incorporate both for those who may prefer just the exact number in grams (in case there are others besides me).

      Correct labelings of ingredients is a topic I will look into more soon now too.

      THank you again very much for this suggestion.

      Have a good one.

      1. This recipe here used 7 cinnamon sticks, but I’ve thrown in more and it was good. So I’d start with 7 and then go up or down depending on what you or your family likes. Often I’ll throw in probably 10 or so. I’ve never done enough to make it taste bad or bitter, but I’ll try one with 20 and see how it goes. I can update this comment thread when I try that. Setting reminder in one of my many reminder tools to do this !! Cheers

  3. Thanks for your time and effort in this matter and pursuit. Like so many, I too loved the Jason brand of this original mouthwash, used for years, and turned all family members on to it. SO disappointed that in last couple years it disappeared from shelves of natural food/health stores. The similar versions sold on Amz seem to have problems of one kind or another, and are fake or Jason sold manufactoring rights to unscrupulous ppl who are making a very inferior product. (And also became absurdly expensive to boot.)
    The original mouthwash incorporated XYLITOL (as well as cinnamon and cloves), and is a scientifically-proven antibacterial and one of the best. Have you tried adding xylitol to your formula?
    As a person with mildly-high blood pressure, as so many are,, I avoid regular table salt as much as possible, and think that a quite salty mouthwash would not be advisable for most ppl. Do you think cutting way back on salt is feasible and safe–and just keeping a large container in the fridge and a small jar at the sink?
    Your thoughts and comments will be much appreciated.

    1. Hi Peggy, thank you for the comment. Definitely go for sea salt when you make this because table salt has no nutritional value. But as far as the BP, I can’t comment on how it would affect it, however, the absorption of salt through the mucosal lining in your mouth will be minimal. Probably a bit more than swimming at the beach, because it’s in your mouth, but it’s not the same as if you were consuming it. You can definitely do less salt, but the sea salt is a main ingredient and comes with plenty benefits for using it that I think would even help the BP. Having a proper pH balance in your mouth and getting bacteria wiped out naturally by the sea salt would only improve overall wellness, high bp or not it would help both the same – but this is purely opinion based on the fact that a minimal amount gets absorbed. Thanks for the xylitol tip. I haven’t tried it. I don’t think that stuff existed the last time I bought a pack of chewing gum haha. Anyways please consider Sea Salt over iodized table salt. And please look into how small the absorption is. With it being a minimal issue, not major, I personally wouldn’t think twice about it, but that’s purely opinion! Thanks and have a good one!

      1. Hope you have time to research XYLITOL (mentioned above) as a proven dental caries preventative, including a good NIH study and meta-analyses.

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