Ever wonder how to make homemade mouthwash? I have a confession. I’m a klutz. I’ve broken countless numbers of wine glasses and coffee cups. I have scars on my arms from running into door jams. I’m a mess. And last weekend, a first for me: I broke my brand new bottle of mouthwash. I was wrestling with the container, attempting to get the safety seal off, and I dropped it. The bottle broke at the top, spilling Thieves mouthwash all over the bathroom. My bathroom smelled great (I’m planning on adding that same combo to my shower scrubber on the next refill – another post for another time), but I was out of mouthwash.
I don’t know how you feel about it, but my clean routine doesn’t feel complete without mouthwash. Luckily, I’m an oiler. And I have at my disposal all the stuff necessary to make mouthwash.
Drop salt into the bottom of a seal-able glass container (I used a glass water bottle with a silicone sleeve because: butterfingers). Drop the oils onto the salt. Add water and shake to blend. Give the bottle a shake prior to use.
A note about Salt. I keep standard, non-iodized salt for projects like this. But I don’t salt my food with it. I prefer sea salt or Himalayan salt. It’s better for sodium levels and can be a better choice for those with blood pressure issues. As for Iodized v non-Iodized, this article give the lowdown.
Salt is also great for oral health in that it has antibacterial properties.
I actually think I might keep my homemade mouthwash. It took all of 5 minutes to make and can be refilled anytime.