2. Improves Oral Health – The ingredients in this homemade natural mouthwash help fight bacteria and improve your gum health. The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of coconut oil and peppermint essential oil help to get rid of the bad bacteria. I added a little salt to this recipe to increase the benefits even more because, just like when you do a salt water mouth rinse, the salt helps eliminate bacteria and also promotes healing of the gums.
3. Prevents Cavities – In addition to leaving your breath minty fresh, this natural mouthwash is also great because it helps prevent cavities! I added coconut oil to this recipe to boost the antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. Peppermint essential oil is great in this recipe because it not only eliminates bad breath, but it helps fight off bad germs and decreases dental plaque. It has great antiseptic and ant-inflammatory properties, which is why it is often added toothpaste recipes and mouthwashes.

How To Make The Homemade Natural Mouthwash

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil (or another oil such as cinnamon, clove, or wintergreen)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Optional: add a drop or 2 of another essential oil, such as spearmint or tea tree oil
  • Optional: pinch of baking soda
*Some like to add baking soda to their mouthwash, but I haven’t tried this yet.


1. Combine all ingredients in a container. I use a small mason jar to store mine.

2. Stir or shake well before each use to mix all the ingredients
3. Swish 1 to 2 teaspoons around in your mouth for about a minute, then spit out and rinse with water.

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