Today, I wanted to talk about hygiene. Not really, but my husband and I were faced with a dilemma. No , nothing horrible!
We ran out of mouthwash. Now, if you’re used to using mouthwash, you’ll know what I mean when I say even after brushing and flossing and even tongue scraping, your mouth still doesn’t feel as clean as you know it could with mouthwash.
Well, again we ran out and you think it would be an easy fix. We just ran to Target and get some more. That’s all fine and good but we’re picky. I always try to use toothpastes and mouthwash without fluoride. To find out why, see this article on fluoride. Unfortunately, Target didn’t have any! Oh the horror! So we tried some local grocery stores and nothing. Now we found some smaller mouthwashes of the kind we like, but I wasn’t about to pay $5 for less product. Am I right? I just couldn’t justify the price.
So, I went in search for a homemade mouthwash, after all, every natural mama was doing it It may have seemed a little more expensive to begin with to get the products, but I’ll make multiple batches with it.
Verdict: It’s amazing. It doesn’t have the same zing (if that makes sense) when I’m finished but I’m sure I could accomplish that if I put a tsp. of vodka in it. I was quite surprised with it too. With every passing minute, I felt my mouth was getting cleaner and cleaner.
Homemade Mouthwash Recipe
- 8 oz. filter water
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 drops tea tree oil
- 5 drops stevia (optional –> more for taste)
Combine all ingredients in a jar. Cover with lid. Shake before use.