Easy DIY Mouthwash Recipes

Easy DIY Mouthwash Recipes

1) Basic Mouthwash: 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 3 drops peppermint essential oils. Mix all ingredients in a glass jar and shake well. Swish in your mouth, then spit out. Store on the bathroom counter.


2) Old-Fashioned Disinfectant Mouthwash: 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar. Combine ingredients and store in a glass jar. Shake well before use. Swish mixture in your mouth, then spit out. Will keep indefinitely on the counter.


3) Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash: 1 part hydrogen peroxide mixed with 1 part water. Swish mouthwash in your mouth, then spit out. Mix enough for single use and discard extra solution. 

4) Herbal Mouthwash: Create an herbal infusion by steeping 2 cups of boiling water, 1/2 ounce of whole cloves, 1 ounce of Oregon grape root, and 1 ounce of rosemary in a pint-sized glass mason jar, overnight. In the morning strain the infusion using a piece of cheesecloth. Swish in your mouth, then spit out. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Will keep for 1 week.


5) Simple Essential Oil Mouthwash: To 1 cup of water add 20 drops of either cinnamon, clove, wintergreen, or tea tree oil. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar. Shake well before each use to distribute the essential oils. Will keep on the bathroom counter indefinitely. 


6) Antiseptic Homemade Mouthwash

• 4 ounces (120 ml) peppermint hydrosol (flower water)

• 4 ounces (120 ml) strong herbal infusion made with Echinacea Angustifolia root, sage leaves, and peppermint leaves

• 1 teaspoon (5 ml) thyme extract

• 2 teaspoons (10 ml) myrrh gum extract

• 5-10 drops 100% wild-crafted mint flavor extract

Combine all ingredients in a pint-sized glass mason jar. Shake well to blend. Shake well before use. Swish in mouth for 30 seconds, then spit out. Will store in a glass jar on bathroom counter indefinitely. Note Myrrh gum has broad-spectrum antiseptic properties. It is also well known as an anti-inflammatory — excellent for use in the treatment of oral ailments, namely gum disease. 


7) Whitens and Remineralizes

• 2 teaspoons calcium carbonate powder

• 1 teaspoon xylitol crystals

• 10 drops concentrated trace minerals liquid

• 10 drops peppermint essential oil

• 5 drops lemon essential oil (or chamomile oil)

• 5 drops spearmint essential oil

• 2 cups of filtered water

This makes about 16oz that should be good for about 15-30 uses. 


  • In a large glass mixing cup, stir together the calcium powder and Xylitol crystals.

  • Add liquid minerals and essential oils.

  • Add water and stir.

  • Pour mixture into a glass bottle (I reused an old apple cider vinegar bottle).

  • Close the lid tightly and shake ingredients together for about 30-60 seconds, so the Xylitol dissolves.

  • Shake well before using.

  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

  • What benefits do these ingredients provide? Calcium carbonate powder: remineralizes teeth Xylitol crystals: adds a touch of sweetness and also provides cavity protection Concentrated trace minerals liquid: remineralizes teeth Peppermint essential oil: for flavor and fresh breath Lemon essential oil: for whiter, brighter teeth Spearmint essential oil: for flavor and fresh breath 

8) Tincture Mouthwash The myrrh tincture helps strengthen gums and combat tooth and gum infections. Calendula cleans and soothes gums and helps with gum inflammation. Plus, goldenseal is highly antimicrobial and has lots of astringent properties.

• 1 4oz glass bottle

• Funnel (not necessary but makes it easier)

• 1/2 cup distilled water

• 2 TBLS vodka

• 1 dropper full calendula tincture/herbal oil -NOT ESSENTIAL OIL

• 1 dropper full goldenseal tincture/herbal oil -NOT ESSENTIAL OIL

• 0.5 dropperfull myrrh tincture/herbal oil -NOT ESSENTIAL OIL

• 1 to 2 drops peppermint essential oil

Combine all the ingredients through a funnel in a 4 oz dark glass bottle and shake well. Dilute 3 tablespoons of the rinse in 1⁄2 ounce water, and use as a mouthwash morning and night. 

9) DIY Aloe Mouthwash Aloe is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial healer and can help treat gum inflammation, canker sores, and cold sores.

• 6 oz dark glass bottle

• 1/2 cup aloe vera juice

• 1/4 cup distilled water

• 1/2 tbsp. witch hazel

• 1 tsp. baking soda

• 10 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl with a spout (liquid measuring cup works great). Then use a whisk to mix. Pour into a bottle with the help of a funnel and shake to mix. This will store for two weeks in a dark, cool cupboard. Swish and spit morning and night. 

10) DIY Peppermint Mouthwash Peppermint oil is an antiseptic oil and helps to fight bad breath and numb pain.

• 4 oz dark glass bottle

• 1/2 cup distilled water

• 3 drops of peppermint essential oil

Pour your water and essential oils into a dark glass bottle. Shake. When using, shake first and take a small sip of the mouthwash. Swish and gargle for 30 seconds. Do not swallow.

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