How To Make Homemade Mouthwash
- 20 oz. of Purified or Distilled Water
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 25 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 20 ounce glass bottle (essential oils can degrade plastic)
Put the baking soda in the bottom of the bottle to “soak up” the oils when you put them in…it’s a known fact that oil and water don’t mix, add the essential oils to the baking soda, add the water and shake. Done! Easy right? 30 seconds tops!
I add the Young Living essential oils to the baking soda before I add the water because the baking soda helps to keep the oils and water from separating (it’ll still happen a little bit).
You may want to adjust the ratios of essential oils. Thieves Oil Blend has some cinnamon flavor (which I love) but some people may enjoy peppermint more – feel free to use the Thieves Essential Oil instead of the Peppermint. You may also like it the flavor to be stronger or weaker so feel free to use a drop more or a drop less per your taste buds.
I hope you enjoy this mouthwash recipe! I’d love to know what you think about it.
Important consideration: Tap water has chlorine, mercury, fluoride, nitrates, and may even contain some carcinogens. I want to avoid all of that so I use distilled or purified instead.