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DIY Mouthwash

Anyone else like to brush their teeth multiple times a day? I'm one of those people. I like to floss often too (sometimes multiple times a day). I'm weird, I know. Something about having fresh breath and clean teeth is just so satisfying to me.

I eat a snack, I brush my teeth.

I drink my coffee, I brush my teeth.

I finish dinner, I brush my teeth.

You get the idea.

I really like using mouthwash too, but I learned from the Think Dirty app that some mouthwash brands may contain formaldehyde.

Yep. Formaldehyde.

DIY Mouthwash became a top priority after I learned that piece of information! Thankfully, because I had purchased my Premium Stater Kit from Young Living, I had the best resources at hand to make this simple staple for our home.

Here's what I used:

+Baking Soda

+Thieves Essential Oil

+Peppermint Essential Oil


I've become obsessed with trying to consume less and reuse and upcycle anything for our home. So for staters, wash and reuse any glass jar to make your DIY Mouthwash. I reused an old teriyaki sauce bottle so I really had to make use and clean it well before ucycling the bottle. For tough stains and sticky labels, Lemon Essential Oil works wonders! Let your old glass jar soak with baking soda and a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil if it the stains or odors are potent.

Whenever you're upcycled bottle is ready, then you can make your DIY!

Step 1: Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda into water.

Use the perfect measurement of water for your jar. Fill it about 3/4 full of water first, then add the baking soda.

Step 2: Add 2 drops of Thieves Essential Oil.

Thieves works wonders for fighting germs and supporting our immune systems. This oil is considered to be a "hot" oil and it's spicy. Your mouth may tingle after using the mouthwash. If this really bothers you, opt out of using Thieves Essential Oil.

Step 3: Add 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil.

Again, Peppermint is also considered to be a "hot" oil. This is why it provides such great support for pain and headaches. Be careful to only add 2 drops. No more, no less!

I personally love this recipe and how refreshing my mouth feels after using it.

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PS - As always, don't forget to check out my Amazon storefront for any supplies you may need! The label I used for this DIY and all the other recipes you find on the blog are from Amazon.

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