Dental hygiene….the very habit that can make or break a date. So many people go to extreme measures to cover up offensive mouth odor instead of fixing the problem. After all, minty-chewing gum and breath mints are in high demand.
What about knowing how to eliminate the bacteria that is growing inside your mouth? Two great solutions you can utilize are: using a bacteria-killing mouthwash and oil pulling (we will get to oil pulling in another blog).
Give your mouth six months and you will be amazed at the improvement in your oral hygiene. By eliminating the growing bacteria, you eliminate most of your hygiene issues.
First let’s talk about a good, alcohol-free mouthwash. Better yet, let’s talk about making your own for merely pennies. By making your own, you are in complete control of what goes into your mouthwash. I have eliminated all toxic home and body care products in the past year. I can feel my body responding positively and my hair and skin have never been so soft! When choosing a mouthwash, it is very important to me that I am not putting anything harmful into my body for the sake of ‘covering up oder’. There is no alcohol or any other toxic ingredients that you will need to worry about in this recipe.
The supplies you need to make your own mouthwash are:
1. 1 pint Mason jar with lid
2. Distilled water
3. Colloidal Silver (Research Colloidal Silver)
5. 6 EOs (we will talk about later)
Using colloidal silver has so many benefits. According to the Global Healing Center, “Silver kills harmful organisms and this is why colloidal silver is used to disinfect water. Historically, silver was used to preserve milk. Settlers would drop a silver dollar in the milk jug to keep it from spoiling. Babies were fed with silver spoons because those that did were generally perceived to be healthier.” Read more on the specifics of how colloidal silver combats harmful organisms. Needless to say, if you don’t have colloidal silver in your home, you need to!
The 6 essential oils you will use are:
1. 2 drops Peppermint (Vitality)
2. 2 drops Lemon (Vitality)
3. 2 drops Cinnamon Bark (Vitality)
4. 1 drop Clove (Vitality)
5. 1 drop Spearmint (Vitality)
6. 1 drop Eucalyptus Radiata
(Click on each oil to learn about the benefits) Not all essential oils are the same so be aware of using oils that have synthetic ingredients or are anything less than 100% unadulterated essential oils. It’s critical to your health. These are the only brand of Essential Oils I trust!
Let’s make some mouthwash!
Fill mason jar with:
-1 cup distilled water
-3 Tbsp Colloidal Silver
-2 Tbsp Stevia
-Add essential oils
Shake well each time you use and use within 10 days.
You can adjust the ingredients to your own tasting. Make sure to use the mouthwash after you brush and floss your teeth (at least twice and day). Swoosh your mouth for 60 seconds each time. DO NOT SWALLOW! Remember we are combating bacteria so we do not want any of it to go back into our system.
Let me know if you made your own mouthwash and if you adjusted the ingredients in any way.
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Hi, I love that you’ve come up with a safe holistic homemade mouthwash, thank you!! My question is can it be made w/o the stevia? I don’t care for any other sweetners out there, can it be as effective w/o any sweetner? would it taste awful? And….do you need all those essential oils, or could I use just a few? Thanks for your help.
Jeanne, no don’t need stevia. It is definitely just for the taste. Each oil has its own oral use but you could definitely personalize your own mouthwash for your own needs.
We’ve been using this mouthwash for a year now, and we love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂