Not all mouthwashes are created equal, and some use more questionable ingredients than others. One way to freshen your mouth without the worry is to create your own mouthwash using essential oils.
You can easily make your own mouthwash that is free of chemicals, perfumes, preservatives, artificial colors, and more with two simple ingredients—water and essential oils—which can be just as beneficial (if not more) than chemicals used in traditional mouthwashes.
Try this simple and cost effective mouthwash recipe for a clean, refreshed, and healthy mouth.
10 drops of essential oil(s)
2 cups distilled water
16-ounce dark glass bottle
1. Add water and essential oils into glass bottle. You’re done!
2. To use, shake first and take a small sip of mouthwash. Swish around your mouth and gargle for 30 seconds. Do not swallow.
There are many essential oils you could use in your mouthwash. Below are a few suggested oils you could use, by themselves, or by combining two or more to make a blend. Be careful when using Cinnamon essential oil as it can be irritating if too much is used. Start with 1 drop and gradually increase if desired. Also, did you know you can use dōTERRA’s On Guard® Natural Whitening Toothpaste can be used as a mouthwash as well? After you’re done brushing just put a little bit of water in your mouth, gargle, and spit.
Other suggested essential oils:
Wild Orange essential oil
Cinnamon essential oil
Myrrh essential oil