Hello, folks! I wanted to share a recipe that I've come to LOVE to make on my own, using this fancy dressing bottle (glass). And it's so easy that you too can make it.
Here are some reasons why I love DIY:
1. It's a creative outlet. By making something ourselves, it helps us slow down and use our senses to create something we truly love.
2. It saves some cash: as you'll see by the ingredients here, you can create chemical-free mouthwash that tastes great with inexpensive ingredients. In fact, with just the peppermint and thieves oils, you can have almost unlimited mouthwash for the next year.
3. It saves resources and the environment: every time you use mouthwash and recycle the bottle, there's still energy that goes into recycling....if you just make your own DIY using glass containers, you also give a little back to mama Earth, which is always a good thing.
4. It saves you a trip to the store! And when do you run out of mouthwash? If you're like me, it's when you're brushing your teeth at night and you realize you're low. So I've actually made this at 11:00 at night, in under a minute. That saves me time, driving, and money.
5. Best part, it's chemical free! Even the mouthwashes out there that are natural and pure have a bunch of ingredients I still can't pronounce. I'm not saying they're not safe or even effective, as many of them are. I just like to know exactly what's in there, since it gives me peace of mind.
Note: please do not use store bought oils for this recipe (or any recipe) ~ many of them are fake, impure, or even hazardous (they often say do not put on skin, so you may not want to ingest them). If you have questions about oils or where to get them, please reach out and I'd be happy to guide you.
Ready, set, go!
Glass container (I just washed out a salad dressing bottle)
15 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
8-10 drops Young Living Thieves Essential Oil (try it first, I went up to 15 and it was spicy!)
1/2 tsp salt (may omit, since it tastes a little funny but it's so healthy for your mouth and gums!)
1 tsp baking soda
Combine the ingredients together in your bottle. Fill up with distilled or purified water. Label, and you're done!