Easy, Homemade Peppermint Mouthwash

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


Pour the 13 oz of Hydrogen Peroxide into the bottle, using a funnel if necessary.


Add to that the 1/4 tsp of Peppermint essential oil (or your choice).


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.


Shake everything together, slap a label on the bottle and call it a day.


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.

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Easy, Homemade Peppermint Mouthwash
Recipe type: Homemade Beauty Product, Hygiene Product
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Serves: 13 oz
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 a few seconds, create your own Peppermint Mouthwash.
  • 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
  1. 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).
  2. Shake all ingredients up in the container until mixed.
  3. 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:

Easy Laundry Soap
Homemade Laundry Softener
DIY Stain Stick
Homemade Beauty Products

DIY Brass Cleaner
Organic Vegetable/Produce Cleaner
Homemade Household Cleaners

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
Homemade Hummus
Garden Fresh Salsa

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13 Responses to "Easy, Homemade Peppermint Mouthwash"

  1. Foster says:

    That is a fantastic idea. Especially with the awful ingredients that are in commercial mouthwashes!

  2. Brooke J says:

    Gonna have to try this one. The mouthwash I made before used witch hazel, and baking soda. I just didn’t like the taste at all.

  3. Bella says:

    Hello there! I don’t think I’ve actually commentend on the homemade recipes and home products section before! I’d just like to say that I think it’s a great idea and I for one will be trying them out at some point (though my boyfriend will probably despair and call me a hippy! Haha). But anyway! Keep them coming! Take care, Bella

  4. The Better Baker says:

    Oh I love this idea and don’t think I’ve ever seen it in print before. Gonna make it! I know that the hydrogen peroxide has to be a great tooth whitener too…so glad you shared. I’m here to ask you to come over to my blog to pick up “The Addictive Blog Award”…(with relaxed instructions=) Thanks for all you share here to make me smile. I adore your quirky sense of humor. :-*

  5. Kathryn Griffin says:

    Great idea! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from HOH. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  7. Repurposed Ideas Weekly says:

    like this idea. I will have to try it out. (love your web address!)

  8. Jill says:

    Sounds like another great natural recipe!!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Anne @ Authentic Simplicity says:

    I’m totally going to do this. Don’t know if my DH will go for it, but I’m gonna try! Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday!

  10. Minnie says:

    Where do you get your labels? Are they printed off a computer?

    • Rebekah says:

      I just print them on my home printer, but I use the template online that corresponds to the label that I’ve purchased. I usually buy Avery labels. Hope this helps!

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