Natural Mouthwash Recipes

Making your own natural mouthwash can be simple and fun with a few household items. The recipes I have created contain so many wonderful properties that help support the teeth, gums, and overall immune system. They have antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being an astringent, providing immune support, and helping to remineralize the teeth.

Your mouth contains a multitude of different bacterial strains. Some bacteria thrive more than others. This has a lot to do with the foods that you eat, daily oral hygiene, the stressors in your life (the level at which they affect you), environmental toxins, mental and emotional well-being and the health of your body and immune system.

Demineralization/Remineralization of teeth:

Remember hearing: We are what we eat?

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Eat a healthy well-balanced diet! Full of fresh vegetables, berries, nuts and protein. Your teeth receive all of its supply of vitamins and minerals through your blood stream. If you are not eating a healthy well-balanced diet your teeth along with the rest of your organs and tissue become malnourished and dis-ease begins. This can lead to demineralization and the beginning of cavity formation.

Mouthwash Recipe for Remineralization of the teeth and to prevent cavities:

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Suggested Use:

Add 8 ounces of water to a mason jar/bottle/container of your choice. Add in these supplements/herbal tinctures/essential oils to create your homemade mouth rinse. Shake before each use.

2 tsp. Baking soda

2 tsp. Calcium carbonate/calcium caltrate

½ tsp. Celtic sea salt – Do NOT use if you have high blood pressure

½ tsp. Xylitol crystals or powder (from birch tree)

5 drops ConcenTrace Trace Mineral drops (minerals from the Great Salt Lake); you can add in any brand of trace minerals (powder form use ¼ tsp.)

5 drops Tea Tree Oil

5 drops Thyme

Can add in lavender, cinnamon, spearmint, lemon, etc. to taste preference.

Rinse/Swish/Gargle for 1 minute and spit out. You can adjust the strength to your taste/intuition, making the concentration stronger or more diluted.


Herbal tinctures and Essential oils Considered safe for infants and children: Lavender and Roman Chamomile

Contraindications:

Tea Tree- No known contraindications but may irritate sensitive skin.

Thyme- No known contraindications, generally considered safe.

Celtic sea salt – Do NOT use if you have high blood pressure.


If rash or other side effect manifests due to use of this/these products, discontinue use immediately and seek professional medical care.



The information provided is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of a qualified integrative physician. The products listed above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  The information provided above is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular product is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A qualified integrative physician or other medical professional should be consulted before taking any natural product, changing your diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.



Mouthwash Recipe for Gingivitis, Periodontal disease or as an everyday mouth rinse (For Adults):

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Suggested Use:

Add water to a mason jar/bottle/container of your choice. Add in these supplements/herbal tinctures/essential oils to create your homemade mouth rinse. Shake before each use.


These have Antimicrobial/Anti-inflammatory/Astringent/Immune support properties:


2 tsp. Calcium carbonate/calcium caltrate

½ tsp. Celtic sea salt – Do NOT use if you have high blood pressure

5 drops ConcenTrace Trace Mineral drops (minerals from the Great Salt Lake); you can add in any brand of trace minerals (powder form use ¼ tsp.)

5 drops Echinacea

5 drops Calendula*

5 drops Myrrh**

5 drops Tea tree oil

5 drops Oregano

5 drops Peppermint

5 drops Goldenseal*

5 drops Thyme*

5 drops Yarrow*

Can add in lavender, cinnamon, spearmint, lemon, etc. to taste preference.


Rinse/Swish/Gargle for 1 minute and spit out. You can adjust the strength to your taste/intuition, making the concentration stronger or more diluted.

**Has all supporting properties

* Has most supporting properties


Herbal tinctures and Essential oils Considered safe for infants and children: Lavender and Roman Chamomile

Contraindications:

Calendula No known contraindications, generally considered safe

Echinacea No known contraindications, generally considered safe

Myrrh Contraindicated during pregnancy; may result in very mild thyroid stimulation

Tea Tree No known contraindications but may irritate sensitive skin.

Oregano Generally considered safe in moderate dosage

Peppermint Generally considered safe; best avoided in infants and small children, contraindicated with GERD/acid reflux,

It can antidote homeopathic remedies

Goldenseal Not to be used internally during pregnancy or while breast-feeding; best avoided in infants

Thyme No known contraindications, generally considered safe.

Yarrow Contraindicated during pregnancy

Celtic sea salt Do NOT use if you have high blood pressure.


If rash or other side effect manifests due to use of this/these products, discontinue use immediately and seek professional medical care.



The information provided is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of a qualified integrative physician. The products listed above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  The information provided above is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular product is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A qualified integrative physician or other medical professional should be consulted before taking any natural product, changing your diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.