Natural Cures for Bad Breath and Halitosis

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Enrique (Boston, Ma) on 11/11/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I've had chronic halitosis my entire life. As the writer above I've tried everything: I've taken Dr Katz stuff, taken probiotics orally, tried probiotic lozenges with Blis K12, Ted's alkalizing rmedies, etc. I brush regularly twice a day, even did flossing and the same thing would happen. It would work in the beginning but then the bad breath would return within a few days. I also had a light whitish coating on my tongue that would not go away. I tried tongue scraping, and I made tongue brushing a part of my routine but that also didn't help.

One this I noticed was that when I took a course of antibiotics, for unrelated issues, the bad breath would go away and my tongue would be clean and pink. That was a clue that the problem was bacterial. The one routine that worked very well for me was brushing my teeth with a natural toothpaste, then putting some sea salt on the brush and brushing my tongue and then using diluted hydrogen peroxide (HP) as mouthwash and for gargling. That finally worked, but Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) has worked even better.

I stumbled upon GSE totally by accident. My mom was taking a course of three natural antibiotics. GSE, Caprylic Acid and Berberine Plus. I don't know why I started to take them also and one day I noticed my afternoon bad breath was gone. I then went and purchased liquid GSE to take internally, but I hated the bitter taste. As an afterthought I decided to brush my teeth and tongue with it. I was amazed at how well it worked.

My routine now consists of brushing my teeth and tongue with natural toothpaste and then using four drops of liquid GSE diluted with a little water as mouthwash. Its been four months now and I can't recomend it enough. Doing this twice a day I have no morning breath and no bad breath throughout the day. I do notice at times in the afternoon it returns a bit if I don't brush after lunch.


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Enrique (Boston, Ma) on 11/11/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I've had chronic halitosis my entire life. As the writer above Ive tried everything: I've taken Dr Katz stuff, taken probiotics orally, tried probiotic lozenges with Blis K12, Ted's alkalizing rmedies, etc. I brush regularly twice a day, even did flossing and the same thing would happen. It would work in the beginning but then the bad breath would return within a few days. I also had a light whitish coating on my tongue that would not go away. I tried tongue scraping, and I made tongue brushing a part of my routine but that also didn't help.

One this I noticed was hat when I took a course of antibiotics, for unrelated issues, the bad breath would go away and my tongue would be clean and pink. That was a clue that the problem was bacterial. The one routine that worked very well for me was brushing my teeth with a natural toothpaste, then putting some sea salt on the brush and brushing my tongue and then using diluted hydrogen peroxide (HP) as mouthwash and for gargling. That finally worked, but GSE has worked even better.

I stumbled upon GSE totally by accident. My mom was taking a course of three natural antibiotics. GSE, Caprylic Acid and Berberine Plus. I don't know why I started to take them also and one day I noticed my afternoon bad breath was gone. I then went and purchased liquid GSE to take internally, but I hated the bitter taste. As an afterthought I decided to brush my teeth and tongue with it. I was amazed at how well it worked.

My routine now consists of brushing my teeth and tongue with natural toothpaste (I use Jason pharmaceuticals) and then using four drops of liquid GSE diluted with a little water as mouthwash. Its been four months now and I can't recomend it enough. Doing this twice a day I have no morning breath and no bad breath throughout the day. I do notice at times in the afternoon it returns a bit if I don't brush after lunch.


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Naiveburrito (Lincoln, Ne) on 11/12/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have had bad breath starting around age 12. It's nothing that's stopping me from having a social life, but, gum has been offered... And sometimes you can just tell. I had strep many times as a kid, and have always had huge tonsils and sinus issues incluing post-nasal drip. It took me awhile to figure out that brushing my teeth wasn't sufficient. A doctor told me I had tonsil stones when I was 18. I read somewhere that a way to see if you had bad breath was to lick your hand and smell it after 30 seconds. I tried that and there was no smell, so I knew it wasn't in my mouth. I had an epiphany and touched the back of my tonsil, and my finger reeked like rotten egg/sulfuric/sickly sweet/salty??? crap.

What I have tried:

Hydrogen Peroxide: Works great on the short term as a substitute for mouthwash. Not a long term solution.

Apple Cider Vinegar: I felt like it freshened things up, but the effects seemed to diminish over time.

Grapefruit seed extract: same as ACV.

I spent hours digging around in my tonsils, but they still smelled bad. There is a deep crypt behind my left tonsil that seems to be the trouble spot.
I bought a neti pot, which really does the trick, but only for 3-4 hours.

One day I bought some colloidal silver. I gargled with it, and it seemed to help. Then, I decided to shoot it up my nose with a dental syringe. I leaned over the sink and slowly shot a stream up, and bent my head over so that it could 'penetrate the sinuses'. It worked better than anything I had tried before!

I got a little paranoid reading about colloidal silver online, and didn't want to overdo it. So, I decided to break out the old Grapefruit seed extract. Success!
I dilute it and shoot it up the nose with the syringe. It really clears things out. I have been doing this for about 2 weeks and realize I am no longer conscious of a gross taste in my throat. When I touch my tonsil, my finger doesn't smell. GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT UP THE NOSE! I still use the silver sometimes, but usually just once a week. Needless to say I am pretty happy about this. Give it a try if you think your halitosis is sinus related.


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by William (Las Vegas, NV) on 10/15/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Bad Breath: The best thing I ever did to solve the problem was to add one drop of Gapefruit seed Extract to my toothpaste. I've used everything, but GSE is safe and easy to use and no bad taste