Homemade Mouthwash

Homemade Mouthwash

Homemade Mouthwash

This month I’m taking a bit of a detour from the typical monthly recipe! While you COULD eat this if you wanted to, it probably wouldn’t be very satisfying. But as a mouthwash, this recipe is VERY satisfying! I’m extremely focused on reducing toxins in the Conway home, and several years ago started using more natural personal care products from local health stores. Then I discovered essential oils – and my whole world changed! Not only can I make products whenever I want, the things I make are high quality and have no hidden toxic ingredients – plus, it’s fun and cheap! There are probably thousands of homemade mouthwash recipes on the Internet, but I finally landed on this as mine and Wally’s favorite after some trial and error. We love it! Do you know what’s in your mouthwash?

Ingredient:

1 pint glass mason jar

1-1/2 ounces vodka (Stoly, Tito’s or St Augustine Distillery)

1 level scoop powdered stevia**

2 drops basil essential oil

2 drops rosemary essential oil

2 drops clove essential oil

3 drops peppermint essential oil

2 cups distilled water

Directions:

In the mason jar, combine vodka, stevia, and all essential oils. Shake well. Add water to fill the jar, shake again. Ready to use – swish and spit at will!

**NOTE: Use the tiny scoop that comes with most powdered stevia. If you use liquid stevia, just a couple drops should do – play with it. I’ve heard that raw honey can also be used, but have never tried it. Don’t use sugar, or artificial sweeteners! You don’t need sweetener at all for this recipe, but I find it’s more palatable with a little stevia.

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