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DIY: Mouth Rinse

September 19, 20223 min read

Mouthwash is a handy tool for disinfecting the mouth and freshening the breath, but it has some downsides as well. A DIY Mouth Rinse recipe is a perfect alternative for the many people who avoid mouthwashes due to alcohol. The majority of the commercial brands contain alcohol in it. On the other hand, some people avoid it due to artificial colors, fluoride, and other additives.

Still, there are some people who just want a more cost effective and natural way to use your oils to support your oral health in a safe and cost effective way. We enjoy this DIY Mouth Rinse Recipe so much I wanted to share this with you.

Benefits of the ingredients

Baking Soda

Many teeth-whitening products and toothpastes include baking soda because it has the ability to remove minor stains from the teeth. Baking soda is made up of a chemical compound that acts as an abrasive that can help to remove teeth stains, helping your smile look whiter. When using baking soda for teeth-whitening purposes, be aware that too much baking soda can damage tooth enamel—the coating that protects your teeth.


Oil and water don't mix well and in addition to the salt adding a little flavor the minerals in the salt water will help to evenly distributed the essential oil throughout the mouth rinse as well as extend the shelf life by minimizing bacterial growth... not that it will be sitting very long! (you may even want to make a larger batch)


Peppermint is commonly used in oral health products for mint flavoring, and to help freshen breath. On its own, Peppermint essential oil can be used to freshen breath, and makes the perfect addition to a homemade mouth rinse.


A member of the mint family, Patchouli is a fitting companion for Peppermint oil and baking soda in this DIY Mouth Rinse recipe, as it is used in many scented products for its distinct aroma. It also has freshening and deodorizing properties as well.

DIY Mouth Rinse Recipe

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt (either ionized or pink Himalayan)

½ teaspoon xylitol (optional sweetener)

10 drops minerals (optional)

1/2 cup water

2 drops Peppermint oil

1 drop Patchouli oil


  1. Combine baking soda, salt, xylitol (if used) and water in a larger 2 cup glass measuring cup.

  2. Add essential oils and mineral drops (if used) and stir with a stainless straw metal spoon to mix well.

  3. Pour mixture into a small bottle with a stopper. I like this 125ml glass topper bottle from amazon or you can clean and sterilize another small necked bottle with a cap.

  4. Swish mixture around in mouth for one minute before spitting into the sink.

Additional oils recommended to support Oral health and an effective DIY Mouth Rinse would include —

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Jennifer Knourek

Jennifer Knourek

Massage Therapist, Herbalist, Phyto/Aromatherapist & Wellness Advocate

Founder/Owner of and Crunchy Biker Clubhouse and VIP Group called Healthy Happy Strong Tribe on Facebook and if you would like to learn more join the HHS Wellness Community Group

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Jennifer Knourek

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jennifer helps families confidently lean into healthy, non-toxic solutions for their health and wellness. She is a motorcycle enthusiast and a self proclaimed Crunchy Biker. She started her journey to be Healthy, Happy, and Strong in 2002 after a health scare that set her on a path of the Natural Holistic Lifestyle. Jennifer shares with others in her workshops and online classes from the Her classes are fun and engaging as she shares her hobby and passion for gardening of medicinal herbs, formulating herbal remedies, skin care products, soaps, and non-toxic cleaning alternatives. She enjoys hosting travelers and guests at the Crunchy Biker Clubhouse for workshops, retreats, and private gatherings. Second oldest from a large family of entrepreneurs she is a trained massage therapist, aromatherapist, and Holistic Herbal Remedies certified. Since 2016 her business has been as a Business Coach and Wellness Advocate in the Health and Wellness Market. Representing doTERRA products where she also has been Certified as an Essential Oils Specialist and other high quality supplements and herbal solutions. She is a teacher helping others understand the safe and effective use of pure and potent essential oils and supplements to support their health and wellness. Quick and Fun Learning builds confidence and empowers intuition for self-reliance and natural health. Jennifer has produced several publications and resource guides: Jennifer is the founder and author/editor/publisher of Open Road Essentials, Empowered Health & Essential Living and the Rider Activity Guide website and publication MC-RAG (2002) 10 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress Healthy, Happy, and Strong: Confidence and Self Esteem (2016) Empowered Health: Using Essential Oils with Confidence (2019) Crunchy Biker Clubhouse: Workshops, Retreats, and Recipes (2020) Purpose and Passion (2021) Ancient Oils of Scripture (2021) Crunchy Biker Clubhouse Apothecary: DIY and Recipes for Salves (2022) Crunchy Biker Clubhouse Apothecary: 100 Uses for Essential Oils (2022) Emotional Wellness Aromatherapy Experience: Breaking-Free-From-Stress (2022)

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Jennifer Knourek