Generally, over the counter mouthwashes have a load of ingredients that are not good for you. So I started researching and came across a few different natural mouthwashes. I went ahead and created my own from it. We LOVE it! Not only does my husband and I use it, but I have my kids do it 2-3 times a week. I had really sensitive gums and used to buy Sensodyne. It really didn’t do much. Since I have been using my toothpaste and the mouthwash, my gums are not sensitive at all! Spearmint Oil is good for gums and I really believe it has helped mine.
Make sure your child doesn’t drink the mouthwash.
You don’t need to add the peroxide if you don’t want to.
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1-2 oz hydrogen peroxide (disinfect and whitens teeth) OPTIONAL
10 oz distilled water or aloe vera juice (I would only use this aloe juice- looks and tastes like water)
4-7 tablespoons xylitol (sweetener and prevents tooth decay- I blend it up first so it distills fast in the liquid mixture) I make it a little sweeter so my kids will like it. Taste test it and make it as sweet as you want to.
20-40 drops total (or to taste) of peppermint and spearmint essential oil mix
-Shake really well and then shake before each use. I use about a cap full every morning and night.
-Store in a DARK container and in a cool place. I have an old mouthwash bottle I use and store under my cabinet. Light ruins the hydrogen peroxide and you need to make sure the container is safe for essential oils. The old mouthwash bottle I use had oils in it so I know it was safe.