Good morning friends!! It’s a snow day here in North Carolina (which means we got a dusting of snow and some ice and the city shut down)… which compels me to make things with essential oils and mason jars! Its my kind of SAHM type fun lol 🙂 Mouthwash sounded like a great DIY! We haven’t bought it in years because it’s so expensive for something you just spit out.. not to mention full of all kinds of ingredients I can’t pronounce, let alone desire in my mouth. So, I came across a Pinterest recipe for some DIY mouthwash. It called for salt as the medium to dissolve the oils. I followed that, but the salty taste was REALLY unpleasant. So I adjusted the recipe and used baking soda as the medium for the essential oils and it is fantastic!
Baking Soda for mouth care:
1. Balances levels of acid to help treat and prevent halitosis
2. Discourages the formation of plaque to help prevent gum disease.
3. Promotes healing to soothe ulcers and sores
4. An effective whitening agent to help remove stains from the teeth
Young Living Thieves Essential Oil (lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, cloves, rosemary):
Whiter teeth, healthy gums, prevents halitosis, heals cold sores and fever blisters, and increases energy!
Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil:
Whitening, refreshing, antibacterial, and minty fresh smell!
** At only a few cents per drop, my half pint jar of mouthwash only cost me about 88 cents to make. And I feel completely safe and happy using it!
1. Put 1 teaspoon of baking soda into your jar. Add 4 drops of Thieves EO and 5 drops of Peppermint EO.
2. Add one cup of water. Replace lid and shake. Done!
** You can adjust the number of drops of your oils as you prefer. Thieves is more cinnamon-like and peppermint is, of course, more minty! I personally like the minty-ness, so I went more Peppermint heavy 🙂
Enjoy!! and feel free to leave a comment or question!
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Have a great day and happy oiling!! 🙂