Sunday, October 28, 2012

MA's Homemade Mouthwash with Essential Oils

For a few weeks, I’ve wanted to create my own homemade mouthwash using essential oils and Xylitol.  Today, I finally did it, and I’m so excited about it! I’ll never have to buy mouthwash again! 



Here’s the recipe I put together:


MA's Homemade Mouthwash with Essential Oils

16 oz mason jar 
1 ½ cups of distilled water
2 tablespoons of baking soda
3 packages of Xylitol (1 to 1 ½ teaspoons)
cap to an old mouthwash bottle (for measuring each use)

I put all the ingredients in a mason jar and shook well.  Voila!  It was refreshing and minty, but not overpowering.  If you prefer a stronger mint effect, just add a few more drops of essential oil.  You can also substitute doTERRA Wintergreen essential oil instead of Peppermint.  Or do a combination of both. 

Since the baking soda will have a tendency to settle at the bottom, be sure to always shake before using.  For use, I pour the mouthwash from the mason jar into the cap of an old mouthwash bottle.

Do not store the mouthwash in a plastic bottle due to the power of the essential oils.  Essential oils stored long term in a plastic bottle will begin to break down the plastic, which will leach into the mouthwash and also affect the properties of the oils.

If you decide to try this mouthwash recipe, let me know what you think. I tweak with my recipes all the time, so always check the comments to see if I've posted other versions of this recipe.

4 comments:

  1. Recipe works great! Great replacement for the mouthwash I was getting from Trader Joe's.

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  2. I've been tweaking with this recipe off and on. I do that with all recipes. Here's another version:

    16 oz mason jar
    1 ½ cups of distilled water
    1 tablespoons of baking soda
    3 packages of Xylitol (1 ½ teaspoons)
    10 drops of doTERRA Peppermint essential oil
    2 drops of doTERRA Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oil
    1 drop of doTERRA Frankincense essential oil

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  3. And here's another version:

    16 oz mason jar
    1 ½ cups of distilled water
    1 tablespoons of baking soda
    3 packages of Xylitol (1 ½ teaspoons)
    10 drops of doTERRA Peppermint essential oil
    2 drops of doTERRA Frankincense essential oil
    2 drops of doTERRA Myrrh essential oil

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  4. I tend to like the flavor better with 1 tablespoon of baking soda instead of 2.

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