DIY Minty Fresh: Homemade Mouthwash Recipe for Natural Oral Care

With just a few simple, natural ingredients, you can create a mouthwash that not only freshens your breath but also promotes oral hygiene without the use of harsh additives. In this guide, we'll explore how to make a homemade mouthwash using ingredients like baking soda, salt, and peppermint essential oil, leaving your mouth feeling clean, refreshed, and naturally minty. Say goodbye to store-bought mouthwashes and hello to a healthier, DIY approach to oral care!



  1. 1 cup of distilled or boiled water (cooled)
  2. 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  3. ½ teaspoon of salt (sea salt or Himalayan salt)
  4. 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil (or other essential oils of your choice for flavor)


  1. Start by boiling 1 cup of water if you're using tap water. Allow it to cool to room temperature before proceeding.

  2. In a clean container or bottle, combine the cooled water with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Baking soda helps neutralize acids in the mouth and has mild antibacterial properties.

  3. Add ½ teaspoon of salt to the mixture. Salt acts as a natural antiseptic and can help kill bacteria in the mouth.

  4. Next, add 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil to the mixture. Peppermint oil provides a refreshing flavor and leaves your mouth feeling clean and minty fresh. You can adjust the amount of essential oil to suit your preference.

  5. Close the container or bottle tightly and shake well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

  6. Your homemade mouthwash is now ready to use! To use, swish a small amount (about 1-2 tablespoons) in your mouth for 30-60 seconds, then spit it out. Avoid swallowing the mouthwash.

Store any leftover mouthwash in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight. Shake well before each use, as the ingredients may settle over time. Use your homemade mouthwash daily as part of your oral hygiene routine, either after brushing your teeth or between brushings for a quick refresh.

Remember, homemade mouthwash may not have the same preservatives as commercial mouthwashes, so it's best to use it within a few weeks and discard any leftovers if they develop an off odor or appearance. Additionally, if you experience any irritation or allergic reaction to the ingredients, discontinue use and consult with a healthcare professional.


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