Thyme Breath Spray

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 days 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 10 days
  • Yield: 50 doses
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10 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, chopped

10 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped

5 fresh eucalyptus leaves, chopped

3 teaspoons aniseed

3 teaspoons whole cloves

3/4 cup vodka

1 tablespoon sorbitol or other artificial sweetener, optional

Rind of 1 lemon

4 tablespoons glycerine


  1. Combine the mint, thyme and eucalyptus leaves in a blender and whiz. Add the aniseed and cloves to the blender and whiz again. Place in a dark bottle with the vodka, sorbitol, if using, and lemon and leave for 10 days to 1 month to macerate. Strain through muslin. Stir in the glycerine, and then pour into a 50-milliliter spray bottle. Spray 1 milliliter into the mouth when needed. This contains alcohol, so be careful not to overuse, especially if driving. Do not use if pregnant. Keeps for up to 1 year.

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