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.
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!
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!)
- In a glass container (only glass, no plastic!), mix the water, thieves oil and peppermint oil.
- 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.
- 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.)
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Looking for other homemade mouthwash recipes? Check out this one from The Nourished Life!