Simmer the salt, cinnamon sticks and cloves for 20 minutes while covered.
Turn off the fire, smash your mint leaves and add them next. Keep pot covered.
Let sit covered with heat turned off for 5 minutes, letting the mint leaves infuse.
The cinnamon mouthwash recipe is complete and ready to pour into container
DIY Cinnamon & Clove Mouthwash Recipe Summarized
Low boil the cinnamon sticks, cloves and salt together for 20 minutes. Make sure to put a lid on it. Finish with the fresh mint right after turning off the heat. Cover the pot for 5 minutes, then it's finished and ready to pour into your jar or container.We poured this recipe's finished cinnamon mouthwash into a cup so you can see what it looks like. But normally I'd pour it into a large glass jar with lid, such as a finished jar of olives.Does it have to be refrigerated? It can be, but this does not have to be refrigerated. We keep a glass jar in each bathroom. How long does it last at room temperature?The safe answer here is 2 weeks. Clove water lasts for 2-weeks refrigerated. But because salt is a natural preservative, I believe it is this that naturally extends its shelf life.It sits fine in room temp for at least a month, but we always go through it pretty fast, so its absolute shelf-life is something I can't comment on. At the time of this recipe we were in Oaxaca, Mexico. In the subtropical heat of a beach town called Huatulco. Our bathrooms never felt AC, yet this cinnamon clove mouthwash never went bad.