OTC mouthwashes contain triclosan, an antibacterial agent, that may cause hormonal changes, harm your immune system and make your body antibiotic resistant.
Fluoride found in mouthwashes is a potential carcinogenic.
The antibacterial compound chlorhexidine in mouthwashes increases blood pressure. It also causes tooth discoloration.
A homemade, natural mouthwash will be free of harmful chemicals
A 2015 study published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention notes that OTC mouthwashes contain alcohol that forms acetaldehyde (a carcinogenic) in the oral cavity. This significantly increases the risk of mouth and neck cancer.
Furthermore, the alcohol leaves the mouth dry and irritated.
A homemade mouthwash will be devoid of alcohol.
OTC mouthwashes may often contain sub-standard ingredients that may prove harmful in the long run.
A homemade mouthwash will be of superior quality, as you can choose to use only the finest quality ingredients.
OTC mouthwashes can prove heavy on your pocket. As it is a daily-use product, you have to keep buying it over and over again.