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Homemade Minty Mouthwash

Commercial mouthwashes typically contain weird ingredients and alcohol.  My homemade version uses only standard pantry ingredients and costs only pennies to make!  Use a repurposed flip-top jar and you have made another step toward your zero-waste personal hygiene routine! (Check with your dentist if you have any reservations about homemade dental hygiene products) ~TMH~

Keyword mint, mouth rinse
Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 3/4 Cup Filtered Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Powdered Stevia
  • Mint Essential Oil to taste (4-5 drops?)


  1. In my pint-sized flip-top bottle I add 3/4 cup filtered water, 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon powdered stevia sweetener (optional) and about 4-5 drops of mint essential oil.  I flip the top closed and shake thoroughly.

  2. To use, shake thoroughly & pour a small amount of mouthwash into a small cup.  Swish thoroughly through all your teeth and spit mouthwash into sink.  I like to swish with a little clear water afterward.

Recipe Notes

I store my mouthwash in my bathroom and have had no trouble provided I use it quickly since it contains no preservatives. But for safety's sake I'd recommend storing in the refrigerator and using within a week or two.