Essential Oil DIY recipes

All-Natural Homemade Essential Oil Mouthwash

July 20, 2017

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Not all mouthwashes are created equal. One way to freshen your mouth is to create your own mouthwash using essential oils.

You can easily make your own mouthwash with two simple ingredients—water and essential oils—which can be just as beneficial (if not more) traditional mouthwashes.

Try this simple and cost effective mouthwash recipe for a clean, refreshed, and healthy mouth.




10 drops of essential oil(s)

2 cups distilled water

16-ounce dark glass bottle



  1. Add water and essential oils into glass bottle. You’re done!
  2. To use, shake first and take a small sip of mouthwash. Swish around your mouth and gargle for 30 seconds. Do not swallow.


There are many essential oils you could use in your mouthwash. Below are a few suggested oils you could use, by themselves, or by combining two or more to make a blend. Be careful when using Cinnamon essential oil as it can be irritating if too much is used. Start with 1 drop and gradually increase if desired. Also, did you know you can use dōTERRA’s On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste can be used as a mouthwash as well? After you’re done brushing just put a little bit of water in your mouth, gargle, and spit.


Lemon – Well known for its ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body and is widely used to stimulate lymph drainage, to rejuvenate energy and purify the skin. 

Peppermint – Promotes healthy respiratory function,  clear breathing and digestive health.

Cinnamon Bark – Contains strong cleansing and immune support properties. Also great for supporting a healthy metabolism. 

Wild Orange – Great at uplifting the mind and body and providing antioxidants, which are essential to overall health. Also tastes fantastic!

Tea Tree – Best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin, purifying the air and promoting healthy immune function.

Myrrh – Myrrh has powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat. It is also soothing to the skin and promotes emotional balance and well-being.

dōTERRA On Guard – This proprietary essential oil blend, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune and respiratory support. 

If you’re interested in purchasing your own essential oils click here. 


*These products have not been approved by the FDA or TGA and are not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease. Please seek advice of a trained health care professional where appropriate, especially if pregnant or breastfeeding. The limited information found on this website is for informational purposes only. You should never rely solely on the information found here and if you have any health condition or illness always seek out the advice of a trained professional.


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