DIY Non-Toxic Mouthwash Recipe for Fresh Breath

Store-bought mouthwashes often contain lots of ingredients and sometimes even toxic chemicals. If you are looking for more natural, non-toxic ingredients in your mouthwash, here's how to easily make your own with just a few ingredients that you may already have in your pantry.

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Things You'll Need

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Step 1

Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 2 cups of distilled water.

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Step 2

Add 8 drops of peppermint essential oil.

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Step 3

Add 8 drops of tea tree essential oil.

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Step 4

Store the mouthwash in an airtight container like a glass jar or bottle.

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Shake well before each use. There are no chemical binders in this mouthwash recipe, so the baking soda will most likely sink to the bottom.

How to Use Homemade Non-Toxic Mouthwash

To use this mouthwash, swish 2-3 teaspoons in your mouth from 1 to 2 minutes, then spit out and rinse your sink.