This is a great recipe to try if you are looking for a replacement to mouthwash (which we’ve discussed before as being one of the first things you should get rid of to “detox” your life).
So first of all… I know, I know…you hear Patchouli and you think of hippies.
Well…at least I do, I don’t know about you. And it’s not that I think hippies are bad people at all–you know me, I love everyone but Patchouli does have a little bit of a stigma that way.
But here’s the thing, the hippies knew something we are just now really learning–and that is that the essential oil of Patchouli is amazing. However, this post isn’t about Patchouli, so click here to learn more about the benefits and effects of Patchouli.
So now that’s out of the way, here’s the recipe…
Many teeth-whitening products and toothpastes include baking soda because it has the ability to remove minor stains from the teeth.
Baking soda is made up of a chemical compound that acts as an abrasive that can help to remove teeth stains, helping your smile look whiter.
When using baking soda for teeth-whitening purposes, be aware that too much baking soda can damage tooth enamel—the coating that protects your teeth.
Peppermint is commonly used in oral health products for mint flavoring, and to help freshen breath. On its own, Peppermint essential oil can be used to freshen breath, and makes the perfect addition to any homemade mouth rinse.
Already mentioned but Patchouli is a fitting companion for Peppermint oil and baking soda in this recipe, as it is used in many scented products for its distinct aroma. It also has freshening and deodorizing properties.
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 1 drop Patchouli essential oil
Combine baking soda and water in a small container (easy to drink out of), then add Peppermint and Patchouli essential oils.
Mix well and swish in mouth for 1 minute.
Spit it out and you’re done!