Oral hygiene is important. We are always trying to avoid any cavities or any other oral problems. So, this time, I decided to make a DIY mouthwash to complete my oral hygiene.
There are hundreds of mouthwashes sold as commercial products. But I cannot trust any of them. Like any other commercial cosmetic products, these mouthwashes also has tons of harmful ingredients.
To stop reading hundreds of labels while I am shopping, I decided to make my own diy mouthwash. I used all natural ingredients.
This recipe is super easy and it will only take 5 minutes to prepare. You can find all the ingredients in your local shops or order from an online store.
Why I Use These Ingredients?
You can always play with your ingredients and create your own recipes. Here, I just want to give you my own diy mouthwash recipe.
I used Aloe Vera gel in this homemade mouthwash. Aloe Vera has amazing properties and this plant is beneficial for almost everything. You probably have used Aloe Vera once in your life. Generally, I use this plant to relieve any itches on my skin. Or to make my skin feel cooler. But this time, I added this plant in my recipe. I want to make use of the refreshing feeling of Aloe Vera.
Xylitol as my other ingredient is commonly used in dental field. This ingredients is actually obtained from a plant. It is known as natural sweetener and used in different toothpaste and homemade mouthwash recipes. One of the main benefits of xylitol is that this ingredient prevents formation of bacteria. So, it is ideal for keeping your oral hygiene.
Baking soda in this recipe is also one of the most common ingredients in toothpaste and mouthwash recipes. Baking soda is a natural abrasive material. This way, any plaque on your teeth will be removed naturally.
Also, I am using peppermint essential oil in this diy mouthwash recipe. You don’t have to use essential oil. But I want my mouthwash to taste like mint. So, I decided to couple of drops. What is more, peppermint essential oil will give sense of freshness as well. I am just adding water to achieve the liquid consistency of a normal mouthwash.
DIY Mouthwash Recipe
DIY Mouthwash Ingredients
- 1/4 Cup of Aloe Vera Juice or 3 Medium Leaves if you have your own Aloe Vera plant at home
- 1 Cup of Distilled Water
- 2 Tea spoons of Xylitol
- 2 Tea spoons of Baking Soda
- 2-3 drops of Peppermint essential oil
How to Make DIY Mouthwash
Add Aloe Vera, distilled water, xylitol, and baking soda inside the blender.
Mix all the ingredient in the blender. You need to use the high speed of the blender for smooth mixture. Also, when you blend everything at high speed, you will eliminate all these little particles in the mouthwash.
If you want, you can always add few drops of peppermint essential oil. This essential oil will give the freshness you are looking for. Also, the taste of the mouthwash will be much better with peppermint essential oil.
Transfer the mixture inside a clean container.
Your DIY mouthwash is ready.
How to Use DIY Mouthwash
You can use this DIY mouthwash like any other mouthwash. All you need to do is to shake before you use it. Then, rinse your mouth with your own mouthwash and enjoy a healthy cleaning.
What you can do is, you can always make your own DIY toothpaste. When you combine your homemade toothpaste and mouthwash, you will have complete oral care.
Making your own mouthwash is amazing and you can easily use this as a part of your daily oral care.