Learn how to make a healthy, homemade mouthwash without alcohol at home! This easy recipe is made with five simple ingredients that are easy to find. Freshen your breathe today without natural ingredients you can feel good about using!
This peppermint mouthwash recipe is a guest post from Becca, who formerly wrote content for her blog, The Dabblist. These days Becca shares wWisdom and rituals for slow and seasonal living through her podcasts which can be found here. If you’re ready for some inspiration to create a happy and healthy life, then keep reading!
When I figured out that I could make my own DIY mouthwash at home, 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, such as sorbitol and saccharin. Not to mention the synthetic colors, aroma, and flavorings that alter naturally occurring mouth flora. You can liberate yourself from the big blue bottle by making your own antibacterial mouthwash at home.
Peppermint Mouthwash Recipe
These are the ingredients necessary to make peppermint mouthwash without alcohol at home:
- 1/2 c. aloe vera juice
- 1/4 c. water
- 1 tsp witch hazel extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
How to Make Homemade Mouthwash
Here is how to make homemade mouthwash with peppermint oil as a natural alternative to freshen breath:
- 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 this DIY mouthwash the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.