Projects | Homemade Mouthwash

This past weekend I shared tea and goodies with some wonderful women, and bonus, there were essential oils abounding. In diffusers, in hands, in laundry soap, (oh my!). We are discovering that low and behold, these wee essential oils may be one of the keys to a happy and healthy home. Sharing the possibilities here seemed the right thing to do. Starting with, mouthwash, no matter how random it may seem be. It’s seriously minty fresh.

Homemade Mouthwash 

  • 1 glass container – amber glass is preferred (approx 500mL) with a lid
  • 450mL water (I use a Berkey to filter my water)
  • 5-6 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 5-6 drops of peppermint essential oil

Combine, take a big swish, allow the essential oils to do their work (20-30 seconds or so), and spit it out. Minty, lemony fresh! I recommend keeping the mouthwash at room temp, out of direct sunlight (citrus oils are the most sensitive).

I feel as though I am just beginning to skim the surface when it comes to essential oils. It’s a good thing they have a long shelf life — lots to look forward to!

Other thoughts on the subject:

Lemon oil.

Peppermint oil.


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