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May 10



Norman W. Wilson, Ph.D.

We have heard about and have been told about washing our hands. We have been shown how to create a face mask and how to wear them. We have been told to distance ourselves and we have been told to stay home. But what about our oral ecology? With 500 to 1000 different types of bacteria in our mouths do you know you should also detoxify your mouth and to do so regularly? This is especially necessary during the current Coronavirus Epidemic?

As I understand it, when we speak we spew minuscule droplets of water into the air. These contain various bacteria some of which may cause diseases. If we are close to someone we inhale those potentially harmful droplets. To help lower the bacteria count, consider using the following essential oil mouthwash. You will need the following items: a clean pot in which to boil water, a sterilized clean glass jar with a lid, and 1 ¼ to 1 ½ cups of water.


¼ teaspoon of powdered cinnamon;* the kind you use in making an apple pie.

3 teaspoons of Echinacea Essential Oil

4 to 5 drops of Myrrh Essential Oil

2 to 3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil

*You may substitute Peppermint Essential Oil for the cinnamon if you prefer.


Be sure the glass jar and its lid have been sterilized. (Place jar and its lid in water and boil for 15 to 20 minutes.)

Place the 1 ¼ cups of water in the pot and bring to a rolling boil. Pour this into the sterilized glass jar and let it cool to room temperature.

Add the above ingredients; stir, making sure all ingredients are well mixed.

Using a sterilized funnel pour the mouth wash into a dark bottle. To use the mouthwash, take two tablespoons full of the liquid into your mouth; swish it around for at least three minutes. Five minutes would be better. DO NOT SWALLOW the liquid.

Rinse your mouth with clean, freshwater. Repeat this twice a day.

©2020 by Norman W. Wilson, Ph.D.

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