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My Simple, Natural 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.

When I began my transition to natural living I gave up some not-so-healthy products because I couldn’t find a suitable healthy replacement. Mouthwash was one of those items.

I’m so happy to have created a DIY mouthwash that I can feel good about using. I love that it’s so easy to make and that it leaves my mouth feeling fresh and clean.

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Finally!  An Unsweetened Mouthwash!

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.

It’s difficult to find a mouthwash that’s not sweetened at all. Sure, sorbitol and xylitol are sold as natural sweeteners, but since they make me feel sick I don’t really care if they’re natural or not. They simply don’t work for me.

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I wanted a simple water-based mouthwash that would clean my mouth and leave it feeling fresh. I also wanted nice minty breath, but that wasn’t at the top of my wish list.

Fortunately, I got everything I wanted with this homemade mouthwash.

Why I Chose the Ingredients in This DIY Mouthwash

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, colloidal silver, thieves essential oil blend, and peppermint essential oil, I created a simple but powerful homemade mouthwash.

Why thieves oil and peppermint oil? As for peppermint oil, I love the flavor.  Spearmint essential oil and orange essential oil make lovely mouthwash ingredients, as well.

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.

The essential oils are one of my favorite things about this mouthwash, but if you prefer an unflavored mouthwash you can skip them.

Why I Use Colloidal Silver In My Homemade Mouthwash Recipe

I added colloidal silver as an ingredient in my DIY mouthwash a few months after I created the original recipe.

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Colloidal silver has an anti-microbial effect, so I use it instead of the harsher ingredients, such as alcohol, that are contained in conventional mouthwashes. (source)

My Simple Homemade Mouthwash Recipe

Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients

8 ozs of filtered water

5-10 drops of thieves essential oil

5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil

2 tsp colloidal silver

(How much essential 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, colloidal silver, 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 my lips with lanolin, which is part of my bedtime routine anyway.)

Print the recipe!

Homemade Mouthwash

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a glass container (only glass, no plastic!), mix the water, colloidal silver, 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.)

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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