(ENG only) Recently I had lots of requests to share the DIY recipes of toiletries and beauty products I no longer buy and that I started making myself. The first one I’m sharing is mouthwash.
I started using this recipe about 2 years ago or so, and I love it. I started using the recipe of Shia from Wasteland Rebel so I’m not taking full credit for it. But I was inspired by it and according to her recipe I slowly changed a few things and sort of custom made it to my own needs until I found a combination I like using (I ditched the xylitol and changed the essential oils and their quantities).
The recipe is quick and easy to make. Once you’ve invested in the essential oils (which can be used for other purposes too), this mouthwash can be prepared in a matter of seconds. It is completely natural so it won’t be harmful or unsafe for you to use (make sure to test the recipe first though, just to check if you have some sensitives or allergies you didn’t know about), it’s good for the environment because it doesn’t contain nasty chemicals and it prevents a lot of plastic trash, and it’s cheap. And for me that’s a win win.
It contains only a couple of ingredients and it’s good for its antibacterial properties and to combat bad breath, thanks to the baking soda and the sage essential oil. I personally like to make small quantities each time (about 250 ml) because there are no preservatives and in this way I’m sure that it won’t sit on my bathroom shelf too long (it’s so quick to make that I don’t mind doing it often).
Here’s everything you’ll need:
- a glass jar/bottle filled with water (make sure not to fill it to the brim because we are going to add ingredients to it and the mouthwash needs to be shaken well before each use)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2-3 drops lemon e.o.
- 8 drops sage e.o.
- 4-5 drops eucalyptus e.o. (also peppermint works fine, I alternate between the two depending what I have on hand)
- 1 teaspoon to stir well
All you have to do is add the ingredients in the said quantity to the water and stir well until the baking soda dissolves.
And that’s it!
You’ve got yourself your own homemade mouthwash!
Let me know if you’re going to try this out!