Recently I wrote an article on my favorite home made mouthwash recipes. As I was scrolling through one of my friend’s posts I found that she also posted her favorite mouthwash mix using essential oils. I think this recipe is really good. Since my friend gave me permission to share, here it is for all of you to enjoy.
Want a more natural way of getting squeaky clean teeth and fresh breath?
As I’m sure you know, store-bought mouthwash contains nasty chemicals, dyes and other harmful ingredients that can actually cause gum disease and develop resistant strains of bacteria.
Toxins to avoid in mouthwash include:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
These chemicals have been linked to many health problems such as cancer, neurological problems, and respiratory problems and even cause environmental damage. It is best to choose natural mouthwash products that do not contain these harmful chemicals or make your own DIY Mouthwash. Here is an awesome recipe for a super easy and immune boosting mouthwash recipe:
DIY Homemade Mouthwash Recipe ?
1 cup Distilled Water
¼ tsp Sea Salt (for cleansing)
10 drops OnGuard (from Doterra)
8 drops Peppermint
4 drops of Lemon
1 tsp Baking Soda (for whitening)
1 Glass Bottle
*optional 10 drops Stevia liquid for sweetness
*optional 1Tbsp Silver Shield for killing bacteria associated with halitosis
*optional 10 trace mineral drops to re-mineralize
It is so easy to make this homemade mouthwash!!
Put the salt in the bottle, add the essential oils to the mixture, add the baking soda, water, colloidal silver and shake. BAM! Done! How easy is that! It takes maybe 30 seconds, tops! I recommend using Doterra brand of essential oils for the best benefits, they can support both immune and oral health. I add the essential oils to the salt mixture before adding the water because it helps to keep the oils and water from separating (it will still happen a little bit). The colloidal silver is beneficial for immune support and is a great addition to the recipe. You can make a bottle and use it as needed and make a new batch quickly whenever you run out! Also, feel free to experiment and use different essential oils based on your liking!! If you’d like to purchase ingredients see the links below:
Doterra Essential Oils
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