How to Make MOUTHWASH At Home – Sea Salt Mouthwash Recipe

Making homemade mouthwash is very easy. Mouthwash can help reach areas of your mouth that brushing and flossing may miss.

I don’t like store mouthwash products. Even the most natural ones usually contain glycerin. I try to avoid glycerin in my dental products. Also, they are way too strong for me. Anyway, it’s extremely easy to make at home with the ingredients I’m okay with.

I like using Sea salt mouthwash since sea salt is great for dental health.

Sea salt mouthwash increases the pH of the mouth making it alkaline. This can help stop the growth of bacteria inside the mouth since harmful bacteria prefer an acidic environment.

Saltwater rinses can help decrease dental plaque according to a small 2017 study. It also reduces gum infection.

The mouthwash also contains baking soda, which alkalizes the mouth. Birch Xylitol is used as a sweetener, which is optional. Some essential oils are not good for tooth enamel, so use caution with them. I only use 1-3 drops of peppermint essential oil and it’s strong enough for me.

The recipe makes about 2 cups of mouthwash. If you need a stronger solution, you can reduce the water amount by half. For me, it’s just perfect. Not too strong, not too weak.

How to Make Mouthwash At Home: Sea Salt Mouthwash Recipe

  1. Add all the ingredients to your empty bottle, close the lid.
  2. Shake till salt and baking soda completely dissolve. 
  3. Before use, shake the bottle each time. Swish around your teeth for 20-30 seconds after brushing your teeth and flossing. Spit in the sink when complete.

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