We always want the best for our families. If you are one of those who checks product labels all the time, then you’ll know that some chemicals or ingredients in some products are either not fully researched to be safe for consumption or completely not tested at all. Mouthwashes, for example, have a lot of sweeteners, chemicals and artificial ingredients that are used to give the mouth a fresh and minty feeling. The high alcohol content of mouthwashes, in the long run, can damage the gums and be a health hazard if ingested by children. If you want to keep your family safe from chemicals, it is best to switch to natural and effective mouthwashes! Here are some tried and tested recipes that you can easily make at home. The ingredients can be easily found at various health stores or even at online shops. Let’s start!
Top Homemade Natural Mouthwash Recipes
Antiseptic / Antibacterial Mouthwash – the main ingredient of this recipe is Neem. This Ayurvedic herb is known to reduce plaque and prevent gingivitis. Gingivitis or swollen gums can lead to more complex oral health issues if not addressed. For this mix, you will need.
- Baking Soda
- Warm Water
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Thyme Essential Oil
- Neem Oil
- Raw Honey
Mix baking soda, peppermint and tree oils with warm water while adding the Neem oil gradually as you mix all the ingredients. Add the other ingredients and mix until fully dissolved. This mix is great for those who have sensitive teeth. The tea tree oil content is also a remedy for dry mouth.
Mouthwash for Halitosis (Bad Breath) – this recipe has clove oil that freshens the breath and fight cavities as well.
- Distilled water
- Cinnamon Oil
- Clove Oil
Simply mix all the ingredients and it’s already ready to use. This particular mix has a long shelf life, so you can store and use it for an indefinite period of time.
Natural Mouthwash for Children – this recipe is for children of all ages. Keep in mind that adult supervision is still required when your kids are using this to prevent accidental ingestion.
- Milk of Magnesia
- Children’s Benadryl
Mix all ingredients in a jar and stir thoroughly. This mix is a good numbing mouthwash if you or your kids are experiencing pain and gum sensitivity.
Antimicrobial Mouthwash with Alcohol – this mix is for people who like the fresh feeling after using a mouthwash. The natural alcohol content comes from the vodka.
- Goldenseal Tincture
- Myrrh Tincture
- Calendula Tincture
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Zinc Tablet
- Distilled Water
The first step is to get a dark glass bottle. Allow the zinc tablet to dissolve in the glass bottle and combine all the other ingredients together (distilled water ½ cup, peppermint oil 2 drops, Calendula tincture 1 full dropper, Myrrh Tincture ½ dropper, Goldenseal Tincture 1 full dropper and vodka 2 tablespoons). This solution is very concentrated, so it’s advised to be once only every day. Dilute 3 tablespoons of this mix with a ½ ounce of water.