A clean mouth is a priority in my home. I have a very sensitive sniffer & can smell foul smells from fairly far off, so when I learned that my sweet hubby is prone to bad breath I knew that we had to take action!
We don’t use store bought mouthwash due to all of the chemicals that I am not comfortable with us swishing in our highly permeable oral mucousa (that’s just a fancy way of saying mouth). Just take a look at all of these unfamiliar ingredients hiding in your average breath freshener!
Um… no thank you. Some of those ingredients have been linked to cancer and other diseases.
So, what’s to be done when you don’t want to use questionable chemicals and your breath is bad?
Pull out those essential oils and make your own, of course!
1 cup of filtered water
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 drops of Young Living peppermint OR spearmint essential oil
2 drops of Young Living Thieves essential oil
1. In a small glass jar, combine all ingredients & shake well.
2. Shake well before each use. Use the same as you would store bought mouthwash, swishing well for a couple of minutes and then discarding the used liquid into the sink or trash.
We have been using this mouthwash recipe for months now and it has worked really well for both of us. It leaves our mouths feeling clean and free of icky breath. As you swish, you can feel it working and “tingling” the same way as store bought mouth wash. It’s fast, easy, and just 3 ingredients (because filtered water really doesn’t count as an ingredient)!
Enjoy your clean & healthy mouth!
If you would like to purchase the essential oils listed above or other Young Living products, please contact me.
DISCLAIMER: I absolutely DO NOT advise the oral/internal use of any brand of essential oil other than Young Living. I cannot guarantee that any other brand of essential oil is 100% essential oil without chemicals, fillers & additives that could potentially cause disease. I am also in no way claiming to diagnose, treat, or cure disease through the use of this recipe or the products within.