I've really been enjoying using my homemade organic toothpaste and decided to give two more recipes a-go. This time we're making two simple two-ingredient recipes, a whitening toothpaste and a minty mouthwash.
DIY Simple Mouthwash: Mix 1/2 cup of distilled water with 3-10 drops of essential oil inside an amber glass. Shake before use. The more peppermint oil, the more intense it will be! The peppermint oil is antiseptic, numbs pain, and freshens your breath. You only need a small sip for your whole mouth.
Mouthwash Variations: You can be as ambitious as you'd like when mixing up your organic mouthwashes. Ancient ingredients long touted as good for anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and cleansing for the mouth include:
-Myrrh Gum Powder: Buy Here
-Neem Leaf Powder: Buy Here
-Aloe Vera Juice: Buy Here
-Witch Hazel, alcohol free: Buy Here
-Clove Oil: Buy Here
-Aluminum-free Baking Soda: Buy Here
-Peppermint Oil: Buy Here
DIY Whitening Toothpaste: Mix 1.5 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 tablespoon 3% hydrogen peroxide and 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Green stevia powder optional for sweetness. You won't taste the peroxide in this yummy fresh and minty toothpaste. It's fresh and minty and can dramatically whiten your teeth in one week to one month. I'd use this one to three days a week. Keep it in a glass jar because to accommodate expansion, I got my cute airtight lidded jar from Jo-Anne for 90 cents.
Where To Buy: Single Amber Glass Bottle or 12 Pack. Vitacost and Mountain Rose Herbs are other great websites to try and comparison shop for natural whole ingredients. Whole Foods would have everything you need nationally, if you live in Jacksonville, Florida I also like Grassroots, Native Sun, and Earth's Gifts (Where I bought my original amber glasses years ago. Lots of dried herbs, great New-Age shop.)
Storage: I'd make the mouthwashes in small batches at a time to keep them at their freshest. You can store them in the fridge to extend their life, otherwise they'd last 3 weeks in a warm bathroom. Shake your mouthwashes before use, the lack of chemicals makes settling is normal.
Related: My DIY 100% Natural Organic Deodorant || Natural Detoxing Toothpaste
Have you tried any homemade toothpastes or mouthwashes? Let me know your experiences or if you have recipes to share. I've really been enjoying the toothpaste I made, in a couple of weeks my mouth feels cleaner and my teeth have whitened, too.