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).
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!
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
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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