Did you know that the first ingredient in most mouthwashes is alcohol (ethanol), and coming in a close second is heaping dose of sugar (sucralose, sorbital, saccharine). Awesome. Just what I want first thing in the morning.
Most mouthwashes costs around $6 for 32 oz ($.12/oz), whereas this will cost you around $1.20 for 32 oz ($.03/oz).
With just a few ingredients and in two seconds, I had my own inexpensive and tasty peppermint mouthwash. (A printable recipe card for this mouthwash can be found at the bottom of the tutorial, along with many other Homemade Household recipe links.)
Here’s all that you’ll need to make your own mouthwash:
13 oz Hydrogen Peroxide (3.5% or less)
1/4 tsp Essential Oil (Peppermint, Cinnamon, Etc)
1/8-1/4 Liquid Stevia (only if you are married to a sweet tooth, otherwise you can leave this out)
Dark Glass Bottle or Dark Plastic Container with lid
Top the mouthwash off with the 1/8-1/4 tsp of Stevia. You don’t necessarily have to add this-I was fine without sweetening it. However, I am married to Biceps who eats brown sugar out of the bag with a spoon…so, there’s that.
Pour a small amount into your mouth before of after brushing. Swish the liquid around for a few minutes in your mouth and then spit out. Rinse if desired. (Keep the liquid out of direct sunlight-like the photo above.)
This mouthwash leaves the mouth feeling refreshed, clean and tingly! I guarantee you will love it.
- 13 oz Hydrogen Peroxide (3.5% or less)
- ¼ tsp Essential Oil (Peppermint, Cinnamon, Etc)
- ⅛-1/4 tsp Stevia (more or less to taste)
- Dark Glass Bottle or Dark Plastic Container with Lid
- Using a funnel, pour the Hydrogen Peroxide into container. Add your choice of essential oil. Next, add the Stevia (or you can skip this ingredient if you don’t want/need it to be sweet).
- Shake all ingredients up in the container until mixed.
- Use by pouring a small amount into your mouth, swishing the liquid around for a few minutes and then spitting it out.
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I hope you have enjoyed these recipes! It may seem overwhelming at first to rid your home of toxins and store-bought everything. And maybe you don’t want to make these products, but would like the benefits of non-toxic products in your home without going broke. I have found some simple solutions to replace the things that I cannot make/don’t want to make myself by purchasing them from a non-toxic green company online. Without directly endorsing them, if you are interested in knowing more, Feel free to email me with questions.
Here are links to my other Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:
And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:
Simple, Tasty Granola
Easy Crockpot Yogurt
Simple, Homemade Butter
Cooking and Freezing Beans, avoiding BPA
Garden Fresh Salsa
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