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People often ask me what natural mouthwash they should use daily for the best oral hygiene.

The simple answer is: It depends!

Any natural mouthwash should be used to benefit you in the way it is required. Some mouth rinses may soothe mouth ulcers, where others calm bleeding gums, and many are swished just for that refreshing feeling.

Here are some great all natural mouthwash recipes from around the world to get you started on taking your oral health into your own hands.

Quick note:

Remember, no matter the recipe, NEVER ingest mouthwash, and always spit it out after use.

Pro Tip 1 – Use a lidded glass jar to make and/or store most of these recipes.

Pro Tip 2 – Always shake your mouthwash before using to make sure all ingredients are mixed consistently.

Pro Tip 3 – Use a tongue scraper to rid your tongue of built up bacteria and help to aid your digestion along too. Click here to check out a tongue scraper.

Pro Tip 4 – If you are pregnant, please consult your physician before using these ingredients.

Classic Minty All Natural Mouthwash

Most people love that minty freshness. Make your own minty mouthwash that will also whiten your teeth and kill bacteria.

1 cup distilled water

1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide

10-15 drops spearmint oil (or peppermint oil)

1 tsp. Aloe Vera gel extract

Suggested preparation method: Instant Mix

Total Tooth Care Mouthwash

Here’s a mouthwash your dentist will love you to try. These active natural ingredients remove stains and strengthen your teeth’s enamel through a process called re-minerilization. Useful for minor cavities. Here are the ingredients:

1 cup distilled water

1 tsp. calcium carbonate powder

1 tsp. dandelion

7-10 fresh mint leaves

1 tsp. cloves

Zinc (optional)

Suggested preparation method: Long steep

Cleansing Turmeric Mouthwash

Turmeric has many health benefits. It’s a natural anti-viral agent and anti- inflammatory. Turmeric is an effective solution to aching teeth and bleeding gums.

1 cup distilled water

1 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. turmeric powder

4 drops of peppermint (optional)

Suggested preparation method: Quick Boil

Cinnamon Lemon Mouthwash

This natural mouthwash relieves pesky bad breath and contains highly effective natural deodorizers. Cinnamon mixed with parsley and lemon creates a potent cleansing mouthwash that helps eliminate all bad oral odors.

1 cup distilled water

Juice from 2 lemons

2 tsp. parsley

2 tsp. cinnamon powder

1⁄2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. honey

Suggested preparation method: Instant Mix with warm water

Apple Cider Vinegar Mouthwash

Perhaps the easiest mouthwash recipe on this list and is a great natural anti- bacterial mouth rinse.

1 cup distilled water

2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Suggested preparation method: Instant Mix

Cool Rosemary Mint Mouthwash

This recipe is gentle on the gums while full of anti-fungal and anti-oxidants. It’s great as a magic mouthwash substitute or those suffering ulcers or mouth sores.

1 cup of distilled water

1 tsp. anise seeds

1 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves

2 tsp. Aloe Vera gel extract

1 tsp. mint leaves

Suggested preparation method: Long Steep

Zesty Citrus Mouthwash

For those who love that refreshing tingling sensation of lemon to cleanse their taste buds. Here’s what you need to make a fresh tart lemon mouthwash.

1 cup distilled water

1⁄2 cup vodka

6 drops lemon essential oil

10 drops bergamot essential oil

Suggested preparation method: Long Steep

Clove & Rosemary Mouthwash

Both rosemary and cloves contain potent antioxidants and is good natural mouthwash for those who haven’t kicked the smoking habit.

1 cup distilled water

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. dried rosemary

4 cloves

Suggested preparation method: Long Steep

Minty Clove Mouthwash

This anti-cavity natural mouthwash contains active ingredients that eliminate cavity-causing bacteria and has strong anti-oxidants for improved overall oral health. Another recipe that will benefit the smoker.

1 cup distilled water

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. fresh (or dried) cloves

7-10 fresh mint leaves

Suggested preparation method: Quick Boil

Cayenne Pepper Mouthwash

Cayenne pepper stimulates blood flow and promotes the creation of natural digestive enzymes important for oral health. Cayenne is also a natural pain reliever and antibacterial. Great for sore throats or gum disease.

1 cup distilled water

2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. cayenne pepper (adjust to your preference)

1 tsp. raw honey

Suggested preparation method: Quick boil

All natural Anti-bacterial Mouthwash

This mixture contains ingredients, which make it the strongest natural anti-bacterial rinse and is useful for battling gingivitis.

1 cup distilled water

2 tsp. baking soda

2 drops peppermint oil

1 drops tea tree oil

2 drops thyme essential oil

1 tsp. Neem oil

1 tsp. honey (optional)

Suggested preparation method: Instant Mix with warm water

Muscle relaxing Mouthwash

Have frequent tense muscles around your mouth and face? This natural mouthwash will help. The ingredients in this mouthwash contain muscle relaxing and anti-spasmodic properties. Useful for persistent tickle coughs.

1 cup distilled water

1 tsp. chamomile oil

1 tsp. peppermint oil

1 tsp. bergamot oil

1⁄2 tsp. eucalyptus oil

1⁄2 tsp. cayenne pepper

(Optional, Valerian to promote sleep)

Suggested preparation method: Instant Mix

Mint & Ginger Mouthwash

Love ginger? Here’s a mouthwash that’s not only delicious but also has all the health benefits you want. It’s anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic and promotes saliva production, which supports proper digestion and overall oral health. Here are the ingredients:

1 cup distilled water

1 tsp. cloves

Ginger root (amount per preference)

7-10 fresh mint leaves

1 tsp. peppermint oil

Suggested preparation method: Long Steep or Quick Boil

Marshmallow Mouthwash

Good for those suffering from sore throats, canker sores, mouth ulcers or cuts inside their mouth. Marshmallow root is known to relieve dry coughs and symptoms related to Bronchitis.

1 cup distilled water

1⁄4 cup marshmallow root

7-10 fresh mint leaves

1 tsp. aloe Vera gel

Suggested preparation method: Long Steep

Wheatgrass Nutrient Mouthwash

Wheatgrass contains over 90 essential minerals, plus vitamins A, C, and E. This wheatgrass mouthwash recipe helps re-minerilize your teeth, remove toxins from the body and aids tissue recovery in case of mouth sores or cuts. But, use it sparingly as wheatgrass can stain teeth.

1 cup distilled water

2 tsp. wheatgrass powder

1 tsp. ginger oil

2 tsp. lemon juice

Suggested preparation method: Instant mix

Hope you like our dentists guide to these all natural DIY mouthwash recipes.

Call us today on 6234 5114 to make your appointment with Dr. Dirk at the Dental Pod.

Because it’s time to think differently about your dental health……