All Natural Homemade Mouthwash Recipes

Mouthwash is a neat little invention. It’s an easy way to feel like your mouth is totally clean and fresh smelling in a matter of seconds…and you can achieve all of this without a toothbrush on hand. It’s no wonder that mouthwash is so popular. My only question is this: Why should we grow so acquainted with pouring chemicals into our mouths, supporting the production and manufacturing of products that cause pollution, and spending money we don’t have to spend? There are natural ways to make mouthwash from items you very well may have around the house. Here are a couple recipes. Enjoy!

Spearmint

Boil 6 ounces of water and 2 ounces of vodka together. Add in 4 teaspoons of liquid glycerin and 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Remove from heat and let cool. When cooled, add 10-15 drops of Spearmint oil and shake the entire mixture together well.

Rosemary Mint

Boil 2.5 cups of water. Add in 1 teaspoon of fresh mint leaves, 1 teaspoon of rosemary leaves, and 1 teaspoon of anise seeds. Let this boil for about 20 minutes. Once it is cooled, you’ve got your mouthwash!

Read more about how to green your hygiene:
Eco-Friendly Tooth Whitener
Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner

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By Elizabeth Seward, Planet Green

38 comments

Iona Kentwell
Iona Kentwell2 years ago

How long do they last for? Do they need to be kept in the fridge?

Sofia B.
Sofia B.2 years ago

Xylitol is good for the teeth, especially directly after meals (that is why you should chew gum sweetened only by xylitol after every meal), as it stops the acid attack on the teeth's surface caused by food and cleanses the mouth.

Xylitol is birch sugar gotten from the sap the same way maple syrup is from maple sap. It has been used for by primitive societies as a sweetener, way before refined sugars were invented. The only advert effect is has is that it is a laxative in large quantities.

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

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Dale Overall

While some of the ingredients I will avoid, such as Xylitol for one as I have my own naturally grown Stevia these look interesting.

My brother and my sister-in-law were visiting for a few days and he left behind his mouth wash by accident. It was a commercial brand and it literally made me foam at the mouth, perhaps am sensitive to the ingredients! The same happened once when trying out a teeth whitener...one has to wonder what is in these things at times!

Joy Wong
Joy Wong4 years ago

Thanks.

Mercedes P.
Mercedes P.4 years ago

Vodka and glycerin? Why? Otherwise I love them! Thank you!

Alicia N.
Alicia N.4 years ago

Love this recipes-THANKS

Armand B.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for the great tips...we have many aloe plants.

Stephanie Hungerford

these sound wonderful

KAREN L.
KAREN L.4 years ago

thanks, sounds refreshing!