Homemade Mouthwash

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Homemade mouthwash in a canning jar.When my mother was having issues with periodontitis, her dentist recommended she try aloe-based mouthwash. It actually helped her immediately. The only downside was that the suggested mouthwash was 4 times the price of regular mouthwash. I decided it was time to make our own. It's just as effective and refreshing, and costs less than a buck to make.


This mouthwash should be stored in the refrigerator for use.

Total Time: 3 minutes

Link: Make your own aloe vera juice


Ingredients for making homemade mouthwash.


  • Add all ingredients to a jar or bottle. Secure lid and shake a few times until baking soda dissolves. It's ready for use!
  • Making homemade mouthwash in a canning jar.

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    September 7, 20173 found this helpful

    Really like this idea and look forward to trying it soon. Time to re-order peppermint e.o. and some aloe vera juice! Thanks for sharing.

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    September 7, 20170 found this helpful

    Where can I get aloe vera juice?

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    September 8, 20171 found this helpful

    You can get it at Walmart or Amazon:

    Or you can make your own:


    Hope you get some and try it!

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    September 10, 20171 found this helpful

    Thank you for sharing! Not only cost-effective, but without alcohol or any nasty chemical ingredients so I am sure much healthier.

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    September 10, 20170 found this helpful

    You are welcome! Yes, I noticed that some of the products in my mother's go-to mouthwash from the drugstore fell under the flammable category, which is very gross. All natural and totally effective, I am loving this homemade stuff :)

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    October 17, 20171 found this helpful

    There are two improvements I would suggest.

    The main thing the baking soda does is neutralize the low pH of the aloe. But at best, it will bring the pH up to 7, which is neutral.


    The bacteria which cause most problems thrive in an acidic environment.

    It's therefore desirable that any mouth rinse leave it with a pH on the high side.

    Additionally, if the mouth is basic, with a pH above 7, and you have a source of calcium ions in the solution, teeth will replace eroded enamel.

    Suggested changes:

    1/2 cup aloe vera juice
    1/2 cup distilled or filtered water
    1/4 tsp Calcium Hydroxide (food grade)
    2 drops peppermint oil
    1 drop tea tree oil

    The Calcium Hydroxide is listed as a pH of 12, but it is slow acting and is the standard for packing extracted teeth. You can find it in large and small amounts one eBay and elsewhere, as a caustic it is used for many things.

    Calcium Hydroxide will actually pull carbon out of the CO2 in the air to make new tooth enamel.

    I've used water which sat in a container with chalk dropped in, (Calcium Carbonate) and Calcium Chloride salt (sold as "low sodium salt" and sidewalk salt) as usual, Food Grade.


    I would like to urge people to convert to metric when working with chemical formulas such as this...

    A gram is always a gram, regardless of the material.
    A teaspoon of powdered sugar is much less than a teaspoon of granulated.

    When you are talking baking soda and sugar, a teaspoon of one is not the same amount of the other.
    With any medication (and home remedies are medications,) as exact amounts used is often key to them working.

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