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Becca here, from The Dabblist. I blog about recipes, DIY tutorials, life hacks and all around inspiration to create a happy and healthy life.
When I figured out that I could make my own mouthwash, I felt so liberated. You mean I don’t have to guzzle down the bottle of bright blue alcoholic liquid every time I want to freshen my breath?
Conventional mouthwash actually contains a good deal of alcohol, which alters the natural pH of the mouth. It can also contain harsh detergents and sugars that your body struggles to process like sorbitol and saccharin. Not to mention synthetic colors, aroma, and flavorings that alter naturally occurring mouth flora. So liberate yourself from the big blue bottle by making your own antibacterial mouthwash at home.
Natural Homemade Peppermint Mouthwash Recipe
1/2 c. aloe vera juice
1/4 c. water
1 tsp witch hazel
1 tsp baking soda
10 drops peppermint essential oil
Combine the aloe vera juice, water, and witch hazel in a bottle. Gently add in the baking soda, being careful that a reaction doesn’t overflow. Add in your drops of peppermint essential oil, cover, and shake vigorously. Store in a cool, dark cupboard for up to 2 weeks.
Becca is the blogger behind The Dabblist – her manifesto to declare freedom from the taboo of being known as a “dabbler.” She has found that, through sharing our stories and creations with each other and not being afraid to get our hands dirty, we can remember what our great great great grandmothers once knew – that we can be the creators of our own joy.