Dirty Mouth?!

13 November 2013

A few weeks ago I shared with you all a tooth soap that I make. This tooth soap has been tried and tested for several months. About 3 months ago I started making my own mouthwash and before I reported back or shared the recipe I wanted to have my annual visit so I could really report in the results.


My cavity report was zero again and my teeth and gums aren't showing any decline. I talked to my dentist about the products I was am using. Though he is pretty skeptical about the natural stuff he agrees that my results are great. He told me though it works for me it won't work for everyone and I know that. However I figure I'd at least put it out there and give you all the chance to chose. 

So here is the recipe I have come up with for mouthwash. I have combined several recipes found on Pinterest. The winning recipes like always are the ones with ingredients that can be found in my pantry. This mix takes less than 5 minutes to whip up and that's what I like most about it. The taste is different from conventional mouthwash but then it's not laden with sugar, sulfates or any other things that are bad for you. The ingredients were carefully chosen for how each of them work. Peroxide is a natural teeth whitener and germ fighter, stevia is a natural no calorie sweetener, baking soda whitens the teeth and freshens the mouth, tea tree oil serves as a bacteria fighter and also helps to preserve the mouthwash, peppermint oil for freshness, and clove oil fights gingivitis.


Mouthwash

INGREDIENTS
1 cup Peroxide
1 cup distilled water
2 tsp stevia (optional)
2 tsp baking soda
2 drops tea tree oil
4 drops peppermint oil
10 drops of clove oil

DIRECTIONS
Shake mixture together and store in an opaque or semi opaque bottle that doesn't allow light to penetrate easily. 

Shake before each use. Makes 16oz of mouthwash.

Storing in a light resistant bottle will help mouthwash to be potent for much longer. If you are okay with using plastic you can store your mouth wash in an empty peroxide container. I used a Perrier bottle and stored in the cabinet away from light.

Your Turn: Do you make any of your own products? If so which ones?

6 comments:

  1. Yay for zero cavities! I will have to give this a try!

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  2. Wow, that's awesome that your dentist said it's beneficial for you. I'd be scared to even try it since I have bad gums...

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  3. You are so domestic. Thanks for sharing this Charity! Love bouncing ideas and recipes off of each other!!

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  4. Wow! What a great idea. I'm loving all these natural recipes!

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  5. That is really impressive! Both for making your own mouthwash and zero cavities! Nice play on words too ;)

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