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remineralizing mouthwash

good morning, crunchies!

after the post on the research behind oil pulling, we learned that oil pulling is just as effective as using a mouthwash. if you personally don’t like all the swishing, making your own mouthwash is a great alternative!

but what’s IN your mouthwash is also very important!

here’s a mouthwash recipe that’s remineralizing, healing, and kicks bad breath to the curb!

remineralizing mouthwash (oil pulling alternative)

WHAT TO USE:

  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 5-10 drops peppermint essential oil (or lemon…or cinnamon… whatever flavor you want! but do not use wintergreen*) (fights bad breath)
  • 1 teaspoon calcium magnesium powder (remineralizing)
  • 1 teaspoon Real salt (pink Himalayan sea salt) (healing; antibacterial action)
  • *5-10 drops trace minerals (i like LiquiMins) – not essential, but great for added minerals to “bathe” your teeth in (remineralizing)

HOW TO:

  • put your filtered water in a glass bottle that you still somehow have the lid to  (i used an old tea bottle)
  • pour in your cal-mag powder and salt. shake to dissolve
  • add your trace minerals, if you’d like. shake a bit to mix thoroughly
  • add your essential oils, one drop at a time (too many and it can burn your mouth. EOs are very concentrated). shake to mix.

TO USE:
}sip a bit from the bottle, careful not to swallow. swish around in your mouth for a couple minutes and spit! no need to rinse. this is safe for the little humans that can brush their teeth unsupervised, granted they know not to swallow:)

STORAGE:
nothing in this mix should “expire” quickly. however, keep an eye on it and make a new batch if you haven’t used all of this one in a few weeks.

what flavors will you use? i stick to plain ol peppermint. i’d like to try lime!

let us know how you like this rinse, and if you prefer oil pulling or rinsing! either methods are great for overall better oral health❤

*note – i personally advise against using wintergreen essential oil. there is evidence it’s highly poisonous when taken orally! when used properly, it can be helpful when used externally, however.

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26 thoughts on “remineralizing mouthwash

  1. Just a quick note…This mouthwash works great. I suffer from canker sores and since I started rinsing my mouth with this wash I haven’t gotten any. i rinse a 3-4 times a week. Last week I bit the inside of my mouth and knew I would get a canker. I started rinsing daily and it never amounted to anything. Thanks Alex.

  2. I made this mouthwash yesterday but all I had was calcium magnesium zinc tablets and crushed those up. Does that work okay for this? Wasn’t sure about the zinc. I really love the mouthwash! I have done oil pulling with coconut oil and I love it but you are supposed to do it for 15-20 mins and that is a long time for me. This mouthwash is a great alternative for me thank you!! Love all of your blogs by the way, you are an inspiration to me.

    Thank you!

  3. Has anyone else had sediment settle out of the mouthwash solution? I made a wash from a different recipe (called for just calcium carbonate powder) and after it sat for a while, the water turned clear and there was a lot of white sediment at the bottom of the bottle. When I came across this recipe, I thought I’d give it a try and see if I had different results. Since I already had the calcium carbonate powder, I bought some magnesium tablets and ground them up and mixed the powder with the calcium. The water remains a cloudy white after sitting, but there is still sediment on the bottom. I’ve bought a bunch of stuff lately, gotten on a homemade kick, so can’t really afford to buy anything else right now (my husband may divorce me). Is there a certain brand of cal-mag I should look for in the future that actually dissolves? Thanks for any advice. BTW, love your blog, always fun to read.

  4. Thank you for sharing this! Excited to check out the tooth powder recipe as well. Does this mouth wash also cleanse the mouth? If so, what ingredient(s) contribute to that?

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