You ask…Why would anyone want to make their own mouthwash? Well it’s one of the frugal ways you can take control of the ingredients, and know exactly what goes in your mouths. I’m talking about avoiding artificial colors and other weird ingredients. Because living the organic life is all about avoiding all the unneccessary processed chemical products, right? So why wouldn’t we extend this past just organic foods?
So you ask, but does this taste good? Does store-bought mouthwash REALLY taste good? It’s filled with alcohol that burns the inside of your mouth…ick. Well, the DIY mouthwash really does! It’s minty and refreshing. 🙂
Does it work? Yes! After using it for months I can attest to its effectiveness! It leaves your breath minty fresh and another unexpected amazing benefit has been its whitening power. Not only did it get rid of some stubborn stains, but has kept them from returning!!
Are you convinced yet? Well, give it a shot and let me know how it works for you.
DIY Natural Mouthwash
Mix together the following ingredients in a dark glass container.
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp xylitol (tooth friendly sugar)
- 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil ( antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic)
- 1 tbsp witch hazel (antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent)
- 1 cup Aloe Vera juice (Anti-bacterial, Anti-septic, Anti-fungal & Anti-viral)
- 1/2 cup filtered water
That’s it! Now you have a great all natural mouthwash that you can trust, AND it works 🙂
I find that by first mixing the dry ingredients with the essential oil helps keep the oil suspended in the solution.
Also, this is best kept in a dark glass bottle since essential oils degrade with light.
You can find all the ingredients either at your local store or online (by clicking above). Sprouts Farmers Market has a seasonal sale that all natural ingredients are 25% off. This is a great time to stock up on your ingredients for all those DIY projects.
Let me know what you think!