Natural Homemade Mouthwash {recipe}

homemade mouthwash

As part of my quest towards a healthy lifestyle, I’ve been exploring do-it-yourself (aka homemade) products. I bought some tea tree oil and peppermint essential oil and looked around online for what I could make.

I found a recipe for a homemade air freshener (post to come) and one for homemade mouthwash.

It really couldn’t be easier to make. It’s alcohol-free and is significantly cheaper than any store-bought mouthwash.

All you need is water and peppermint essential oil and then something to put the mixture in. (I saved money by reusing a glass bottle).

homemade mouthwash

For the water, you can use distilled, filtered, or boiled water. To make things easy (and since I don’t have distilled or filtered water) I just boiled some. I pre-measured how much water would fit in my jar — 3 cups. For every 1 cup of water, add in 2-3 drops peppermint essential oil. Be careful; the drops come out quickly!

homemade mouthwash

Shake before each use. Do not swallow. Store in a dark cupboard or medicine cabinet (sunlight causes essential oils to lose their potency).

Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

excellent mouth freshener, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent

You can find essential oils at your local health food store (I got mine at Nutrition House), Amazon, and Mountain Rose Herbs. Click here to learn about essential oil safety.

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YOUR TURN: What household products (cleaning, body care, etc) have you made? I’m planning on trying out homemade hand cream soon! Share what you’ve done, or plan to do, in the comments!

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Lydia Di Francesco is the Founder of Fit & Healthy 365 and Creator of the 15 Minute Workout Club, an online workout membership site. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Lydia educates clients and the public that healthy living doesn’t need to be complicated. She promotes simple, fun, exercise, self-care, and creating a healthy mindset with a long-term approach to wellness.

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  • Karinny

    So cool! I will make it when my current one is over. I love the idea of making my own housecleaning products too, any tips?

    • FitHealthy365

      Let me know how it goes!! Stay tuned for a homemade air freshener. Also, check out my pinterest page for links to homemade household and beauty products. http://www.pinterest.com/fithealthy365.

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