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How To Make Homemade Mouthwash For Whiter, Stronger Teeth

How To Make Homemade Mouthwash

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not much of a mouthwash user. The store-bought varities I’ve tried have burned a LOT, which makes it hard to want to keep at it! There are other things I struggle with besides the burning sensation. Most mouthwashes have an ingredients list a mile long, but natural and organic mouthwashes that you can find in stores can be very expensive! So what’s a girl to do? If you know anything about me or this blog, I’m guessing you know where I’m going with this… ;-)

Let’s make our own mouthwash! It’s incredibly easy, and after a small investment in ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up dozens of batches of mouthwash for cents on the dollar compared to store-bought brands. And best of all, you’ll be taking an important step towards a healthy mouth!

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How To Make Homemade Mouthwash

Before we get down to it, let’s talk about what goes into this mouthwash. There are two ingredients that may be unfamiliar to you – calcium carbonate and a liquid solution of concentrated trace minerals. These ingredients are both mineral-based, and help restore mineral content in your teeth. As you know, the enamel on your teeth wears down over time. The presence of the minerals in a mouthwash can help reintroduce minerals to your teeth, helping them stay strong and healthy.

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The other major players in this mouthwash are peppermint and lemon essential oils. Peppermint essential oil obviously provides a nice minty flavor, but it also helps kill germs and bacteria in your mouth. Lemon essential oil is also a powerhouse in terms of fighting germs. The final ingredients in the mouthwash are purely utilitarian – filtered water to make it easy to swish and gargle with, and a little bit of stevia to help with the taste (purely optional, of course).

Now let’s get down to business, shall we?

How To Make Homemade Mouthwash

Homemade Mouthwash


How To Make Homemade Mouthwash


Combine all the ingredients in a quart-sized mason jar. Give it a good shake to make sure everything gets well mixed. Store at room temperature for a week or two, or in the fridge for up to a month.

How To Make Homemade Mouthwash

This is a gentle and natural mouthwash that I will have no trouble working into my daily routine. :-)

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
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  • I forgot to add. I wouldn’t use xylitol. I’ve had trouble with it giving me stomach problems after eating foods with it. I’d use Stevia it’s safer to use without all the trouble xylitol can cause.

  • Does anyone know if this would cause mouth pain. My teeth are sensitive to the alcohol in some of the mouthwashes. I would love to find that doesn’t bother my teeth after using it. I already have to use a special toothpaste and rinse to keep gingivitis under control.

  • I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your site! I save almost all of them, if I had a printer I’d have a whole notebook full! Keep up the excellent work you do all of us proud!

  • Does spearmint have the same germ killing properties as peppermint? I really hate the taste of peppermint and would love to substitute something else…

  • Xylitol is a sweetener that is known to promote tooth health, including building tooth enamel and preventing cavities. It would be a great option instead of stevia, as it would sweeten and help tooth care.

  • Funny I just bought trace mineral drops on the weekend to make my own toothpaste and wondered if I could use it to make mouthwash. Ha thank you, I don’t have to search forever do an answer.

  • I think I have everything in my homemade toiletry pantry except mouthwash so this comes right on time. I have a question though. Is there any worry about bacteria accumulating because of the water? I’m always nervous about putting water in anything that I’m not going to refrigerate, and more than likely I won’t be refrigerating my mouthwash. Thanks so much

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