How to Make Aromatic Mouth Freshener at Home


Imagine yourself leaning in to your significant other for a romantic kiss and the person draws away. An awkward silence and embarrassment pervades the air. Foul breath is an instant turn off!

Your bad breath could be due to an increase in odor-causing bacteria in the mouth. We all become a little edgy in terms of oral health, presuming brushing our teeth is the best solution for all mouth troubles.

However, bad breath may call for extra measures at times. (If it’s a chronic problem, you may even need to consult a doctor, just in case it’s a symptom of an underlying condition.)

That said, whenever it comes to bad breath, an aromatic mouth freshener surely tops the list – an instant, flavorful and aromatic solution you would love to devour all day!

The aroma, mix of flavors, the colors and the taste – every spoonful of it is just divine!

While you can easily grab breath fresheners from a local store, the high prices drive you crazy! Plus, at times, you may dislike certain ingredients in commercial mouth fresheners. So, what next?

Spend a little time this Sunday and try your hand at making a DIY mouth freshener since it’s very easy to make aromatic mouth freshener at home. Mixing up some of your favorite kitchen ingredients is all you need to do for a homemade, inexpensive and flavorful breath freshener. And all it takes is just 15 minutes.

how to make DIY mouth freshener

Basic ingredients for a DIY mouth freshener

  • Fennel seeds: Aromatic and flavorful, fennel seeds are the most commonly used ingredient for mouth fresheners. Plus, the seeds contain anethole, an antibacterial compound that kills and eradicates bacteria, fungi and yeast buildup in the mouth.
  • Roasted coriander seeds: Roasted coriander seeds which are locally known as dhana dal in South Asia is a warm spice that  imparts a nutty, deep and intense flavor to the mouth freshener.
  • White sesame seeds: Tiny and aromatic, white sesame seeds impart an intense flavor to the mouth freshener, while also improving your digestion.
  • Cardamom: Strong, intense, aromatic and flavorful, cardamom seeds are highly effective in fighting bad breath, while also improving digestion.

Method 1: DIY Mouth Freshener

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make DIY mouth freshener

  • Fennel seeds (aromatic, flavorful and eliminates odor causing bacteria) – 2 cups
  • Coconut, shredded (improves oral health) – 1 cup
  • White sesame seeds (aromatic, flavorful and improves digestion) – ½ cup
  • Sugar candy (sweetener) – ½ cup
  • Roasted Coriander seeds (dhana dal) (imparts warm, nutty flavor) – ½ cup
  • Sugar-coated fennel seeds (flavorful sweetener) – ¼ cup
  • Cardamom seeds, crushed(intensely flavorful and aromatic) – 2 teaspoons

Step 1. Dry roast fennel, sesame and coriander seeds and coconut

dry roast fennel, seasme, coriander seeds coconut shreds in a skillet

  • Pour 2 cups of fennel seeds into a skillet, dry roast on low heat for 5 minutes and set them aside.
  • Dry roast ½ cups of white sesame seeds for 5 minutes.
  • Dry roast ½ cups of coriander seeds for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Dry roast 1 cup of shredded coconut for 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

Step 2. Combine the roasted ingredients in a mixing bowl

combine the roasted ingredients

  • Put the roasted fennel seeds into a mixing bowl.
  • Add in the roasted sesame seeds, roasted coriander seeds as well as roasted coconut shreds.

Step 3. Blend in sweeteners

blend in the sweeteners

  • Add ¼ cup of sugar-coated fennel seeds to the mix.
  • Throw ½ cup of sugar candy into the mixture.

Step 4. Infuse crushed cardamom

mix in crushed cardamom

  • Add 2 teaspoons of crushed cardamom seeds for aroma and flavor.

Step 5. Mix the ingredients together and enjoy

mix all the ingredients together

  • Blend all the ingredients together well.
  • Store the homemade mouth freshener in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. It should last up to 3 to 4 months.
  • Munch on 1 to 2 teaspoons after a meal or any time you want to freshen your breath.

final to make DIY mouth freshenner

Method 2: DIY Mouth Freshener with Rose Petal Jam

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make rose petal jam mouth freshener

  • Fennel seeds (aromatic, flavorful and eliminates odor causing bacteria) – 2 cups
  • Coconut, shredded (improves oral health) – 1 cup
  • White sesame seeds (aromatic, flavorful and improve digestion) – 1 cup
  • Roasted Coriander seeds (dhana dal) (imparts warm, nutty flavor) – ½ cup
  • Sugar candy (sweetening agent) – ½ cup
  • Betel nut, flavored and shredded (breath freshener) – ¼ cup
  • Rose petal jam (aromatic and flavorful sweeter) – 1½ tablespoons
  • Tutti frutti (flavorful sweetening agent) – 4 tablespoons
  • Cardamom seeds, crushed or powder (intensely flavorful and aromatic) – 2 teaspoons

Step 1. Dry roast fennel, sesame and coriander seeds and coconut

dry roast fennel, seasme, coriander seeds and coconut shreds in a skillet

  • Put a skillet on the stove and turn the heat on low.
  • Pour 2 cups of fennel seeds into the skillet, dry roast them for 5 minutes and set aside.
  • Dry roast 1 cup of white sesame seeds for 5 minutes.
  • Dry roast ½ cups of coriander seeds for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Dry roast 1 cup of shredded coconut until the color changes to light golden brown.

Step 2. Combine the roasted ingredients in a mixing bowl

combine the roasted ingredients

  • Put the roasted fennel seeds into a mixing bowl.
  • Add in the roasted sesame seeds, roasted coconut shreds as well as roasted coriander seeds.

Step 3. Add sweeteners to the mixture

add sweeteners to the roasted ingredients

  • Fuse ¼ cup of flavored and shredded betel nut chunks into the mixture.
  • It is time for the sugar candy. Add ½ cup to the mixture.
  • Blend in 4 tablespoons of tutti frutti.

Step 4. Flavor with rose petal jam and cardamom

mix in rose petal jam and crushed cardamom

Step 5. Mix the ingredients together and enjoy

mix all the ingredients together

  • Blend all the ingredients together.
  • Store the delicious homemade mouth freshener in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. It should last up to 3 to 4 months.
  • Munch on 1 to 2 teaspoons of this tasty and aromatic mouth freshener after a meal or anytime you want to freshen your breath.

final to make mouth freshener with rose petal jam

Tips

  • The quantities mentioned above can be altered as per your taste and preference.
  • Store the mouth freshener in an airtight container to prevent moisture from seeping in and altering the ingredients.
  • Always dry roast on low heat to prevent burning the seeds.
  • If you are diabetic, you may either reduce or skip the sugar candy, flavored and coated fennel seeds, and rose petal jam.
  • These mixtures are high in iron and helpful for digestive troubles, especially if made with the homemade rose petal jam or gulkand.
  • Avoid sulfur-rich foods like garlic and onion at night, especially if you are to have some close encounters (such as going on a date).
  • Do not eat protein-rich food at night, as anaerobic bacteria thrive on the leftover protein in the mouth while you sleep.

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