Refreshing! How to Make a Healthy Mouthwash with Essential Oils


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Everybody enjoys having fresh breathe and keeping healthy oral hygiene.

Well, most everybody. A lot of us have that friend, family member or acquaintance who seemed to have missed the memo…

Anyway, that’s clearly not you!

Today we’ll be covering how to make a DIY mouthwash that saves you money AND keeps you away from those nasties that are put into conventional oral products. As far as DIY projects go making a mouthwash is a piece of cake. Put a few ingredients into some water/hydrosol and shake it up!

Below you’ll find a few different recipes for you to choose from.

Let’s get to it!

Quick & Easy EO Mouthwash Recipe

On the go or just feeling lazy?

Here’s a quick recipe for you.

This is a bear minimum mouthwash recipe that will help you feel fresh without (hardly) any of the work.



  • Add your 1 drop of EO to a tsp of AVC.
  • Mix it around with it a toothpick.
  • Add the mixture to a glass of water (roughly 4 ounces)
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Swish mixture around in your mouth several times and spit it out.
  • All done : )

Related: How to Keep your Gums Healthy with Essential Oils

Healing Myrrh Mouthwash

While this recipe includes a variety of ingredients and essential oils, myrrh steals the show for its promise and praise when it comes to remedying oral troubles.



  • In a 5 oz glass jar with a sealing lid combine your ingredients
  • Seal jar and shake thoroughly
  • Set aside in a cool, dark place for about a week, shaking it occasionally.
  • After a week use a cheesecloth or coffee filter to strain your mixture into a clean jar.
  • All done.
  • Store in a cool, dark place


  • In a glass jar combine 1/4 cup of warm water with 1 tsp of your myrrh mouthwash.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Swish it around in your mouth several times, spitting it out when done.

Refreshing Lemon & Mint Mouthwash

Here’s the recipe you might have been expecting from the start. I just love myrrh so I had to put it first…

This is a sweet and healthy mouthwash that’s helpful for healing abrasions, sores, and ulcers as well as keeping bacteria at bay.



  • In a 5 oz glass jar with a tight-fitting lid combine ingredients.
  • Seal jar and shake well to combine
  • Set aside in a cool, dark place for about a week. Shake occasionally.
  • After a week, find a cheesecloth or coffee filter and strain mixture into a clean jar.
  • Store in a cool, dark place.


  • In a glass, combine 1/4 cup warm water and 1 tsp of your mouthwash mixture.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Swish it around in your mouth a few times as desired, spitting it out when finished.

Treatments for Mouth Ulcers

If you’ve got a stubborn case of ulcers then you’ll want to take some extra steps to ensure they get healed.

Ulcers are caused by a viral infection. The following oils and protocols are meant to remedy these viruses.

To make an Anti-Ulcer Mouthwash combine the following:


  • 2 tsp brandy
  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 4 drops lemon
  • 2 drops geranium
  • 2 drops thyme

Add 1 teaspoon of this mixture to a glass of warm water and swish around in your mouth, making sure it gets good contact with any ulcerated areas.

Spit out when finished,

For Ulcer Spot Treatment combine the following:

Using a small amount, smooth blend over ulcerated areas with the tips of your fingers.


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Hopefully, you’ve found a recipe in this post that works for you.

If you have any questions or tips/recipes of your own please leave a comment below!

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7 thoughts on “Refreshing! How to Make a Healthy Mouthwash with Essential Oils”

  1. Hola Loren, Love your page good info. I been looking for natural remedies for my hot flashes they drive me crazy in the summer for 17 yrs. now is a hormonal imbalance. I also have so many allergies to herbal remedies I think I have try everything that is there to try, and I have gotten sick from them. So I am ready to try your products. Do you have your oil for hot flash already mix in a one product If not I will need to buy them separately do you sell them? I hope this works for me I live in Florida and the hot weather is the worst time for me. Thanks’ again and God Bless You

    1. Hi Juanita. I don’t offer any oils or blends for sale. Good luck!

  2. Hi Loren. I really like your website and find it very interesting.
    Do you know any good blending for periodontitis? I tend to easily bleed when brushing my teeth or using dental floss.

  3. Hi Loren, I want to make a mouthwash for a client using peppermint Hydrolat lemon lime and myrrh essential oils in a 200ml bottle but am unsure how many drops of oil to please would be appreciated.

  4. Meredith

    My EO’s DON’T say ok to ingest. Is it safe to use them in a mouthwash that I will spit out?

    1. All EO’s are required to say do not ingest. It depends on the brand, though. Some are okay, some aren’t.

      1. I need to know what EO can I use with coconut oil to make a mouthwash for oral thrush. Everything that I find says do not ingest or not intended for internal or topical use.
        Help me . I have an EO by Nature’s Bounty -Earthly Elements.

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