Homemade Mouth Rinse and Tooth Powder

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finished products in decorated bottlesWould you like to stop putting harmful, unwanted chemicals into your body? Would you like to save loads of money every month? Well I did. Some of the ingredients in commercial oral care products are simply terrible for you! On the other hand, organic versions at health food stores are obscenely expensive.


The solution? For mere pennies and a few minutes, you can make your own. These smell absolutely delightful and refreshing. Now I have 2 things I didn't have before, peace of mind that we are being kind to our bodies and an extra (at least) $11.00 every month. I was getting my products at the dollar store, and still spending that much. Not anymore!

Try this please, you will be healthier and wealthier.

Total Time: A few minutes.

Yield: 2 bottles full

Source: Modified from recipes in a book called "Making It".


Baking soda, essential oils and recycled jars.


  1. For the tooth powder, you will put 1/4 cup baking soda into a clean glass jar. I used an empty jelly jar. When you are making this for nearly nothing, why would you want to spend an arm and a leg on an expensive container?
  2. Baking soda being measured into a funnel.

  3. Add 20 drops pure peppermint oil.
  4. A bottle of peppermint oil.
  5. Mix well with a spoon.
  6. Homemade Mouth Rinse and Tooth Powder
  7. Place your lid on and you are done. To use, simply wet your toothbrush, scoop a generous amount onto it and scrub away!:) Rinse well after use.
  8. For the mouth rinse, you will put 1 cup water into a glass jar. Add 1 teaspoon baking soda, 4 drops of peppermint oil, and 2 drops of tea tree oil. (The tea tree oil makes the rinse more antiseptic.) Shake well and screw the lid on securely.
  9. A funnel inside a small jar with water.

  10. I actually ended up pouring the rinse into a chili sauce bottle, I liked the shape.
  11. A recycled bottle.
  12. If you don't mind cooties from others who are sharing with you, just shake before use, take a swig and gargle. Rinse well after, of course. This is very refreshing! I decided to place a little stack of medicine cups in our cabinet so all the little hands can pour a clean amount each time.
  13. Jars of mouth rinse and tooth powder.
  14. I also decided to spruce our bottles up a bit by taping pictures from magazines onto the front, a little label written on a paper grocery sack, and tied with twine from the dollar store. These would also make very nice and extremely inexpensive gifts. Enjoy!
  15. Jars of mouth rinse and tooth powder.

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April 24, 20150 found this helpful

I think saving is great but I did a lot of reading on baking soda and found it strips the tooth. I stopped using it in my paste and now my teeth are not as sensitive. Before it was killing me.

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