Easy Homemade Mouthwash 

Anytime I can save money and make my daily routine greener and more natural, I do. That’s why I’m so excited to share the easy homemade mouthwash recipe I created. As I work to replace all of the conventional, store-bought hygiene products in my home with natural ones, I have given up some products that I once used because I can’t find a suitable replacement.  Mouthwash was one of those products.  

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I used to use a natural brand of mouthwash from the health food store, but when I discovered that it contained sorbitol and xylitol, both of which make me feel sick when ingested in even the smallest amounts, I stopped using it.  For a while, I gave up mouthwash altogether, and I really missed it.

I make my own toothpaste.  I make my own tooth whitener.  But, I was at a loss for a good homemade mouthwash recipe.  

One day when I brushed my teeth with my homemade toothpaste it dawned on me that I could use the same essential oils in a mouthwash recipe that I used in my toothpaste recipe and probably get an even better clean than a conventional mouthwash gives!

And I was right!  

By combining water, thieves essential oil blend and peppermint essential oil, I have created a simple, but powerful homemade mouthwash. (Buy essential oils here)

Why thieves oil and peppermint oil? As for peppermint oil, I love the flavor.  Thieves oil has a wonderful cinnamon flavor, but I find it to be a little bitter.  The peppermint oil balances it nicely and gives my homemade mouthwash the taste that I expect mouthwash to have.

Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients

8 ozs of filtered water

5-10 drops of thieves essential oil

5-10 drops of peppermint oil

(How much oil you use depends on how strong you like it. Be careful – a little essential oil goes a long way!)

Instructions

  1. In a glass container (only glass, no plastic!), mix the water, thieves oil and peppermint oil.
  2. Pour about a half-ounce into a small glass cup or shot glass, put in your mouth and swish for as long as is comfortable. Do NOT swallow the mouthwash.
  3. If you find that the mouthwash is too strong, add more water. (If the mixture makes your lips feel too hot or numb, put a little olive oil or coconut oil on your lips and around your mouth first. I usually coat with lanolin, which is part of my bedtime routine anyway.)

Print the recipe!

Homemade Mouthwash

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a glass container (only glass, no plastic!), mix the water, thieves oil and peppermint oil.
  2. Pour about a half-ounce into a small glass cup or shot glass, put in your mouth and swish for as long as is comfortable. Do NOT swallow the mouthwash.
  3. If you find that the mouthwash is too strong, add more water. (If the mixture makes your lips feel too hot or numb, put a little olive oil or coconut oil on your lips and around your mouth first. I usually coat with lanolin, which is part of my bedtime routine anyway.)

Notes

*You must use therapeutic-grade oils, preferably from Young Living. I cannot promise that any oils except the ones I use in this recipe are safe to ingest.

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 Looking for other homemade mouthwash recipes?  Check out this one from The Nourished Life!

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