Who takes mouthwash seriously?
I didn’t. But I went to the dentist a few months ago and for the first time in a long time, they found some cavities. What? My mouth? The dentist tried to sell me on prescription, hyperfluoridated toothpaste, all the while criticizing me for having “very sensitive teeth,” as he drilled the mouth of defenseless me. Yikes. So I decided to do some of my own research. Voila! A recipe for remineralizing mouthwash.
I have altered it a bit and after using it for about two months and I like it. My teeth and gums like it too.
You mix up 2 cups worth, store it in a bottle in the fridge and use it a few times a day for about 2 weeks. Then you mix up your next batch.
Ingredients for Remineralizing Mouthwash
2 teaspoons calcium carbonate powder
A few drops of stevia if you are a sweet freak (original recipe asked for 1 teaspoon Xylitol crystals)
10 drops concentrated trace minerals liquid
10 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops spearmint essential oil
5 drops of clove oil (recently added to the recipe because it was recommended by my NEW dentist)
2 cups of filtered water
5 drops lemon essential oil (I haven’t been including this. But I might start).
1. In a large glass mixing cup, stir together the calcium powder and xylitol crystals or stevia drops.
2. Add liquid minerals and essential oils.
3. Add water and stir.
4. Pour mixture into a glass bottle with a strong lid or cap.
5. Close the lid tightly and shake ingredients together for about 30-60 seconds so the xylitol dissolves.
6. Shake well before using.
7. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Why These Ingredients?
Calcium carbonate powder: for remineralizing teeth
Xylitol crystals: for sweetness and cavity protection (if Xylitol causes you stomach upset, use stevia).
Concentrated trace minerals liquid: for remineralizing teeth
Peppermint essential oil: for flavor and fresh breath
Lemon essential oil: for whiter, brighter teeth
Spearmint essential oil: for flavor and fresh breath
Clove oil: for antibacterial, antifungal properties
I found the original mouthwash recipe at Living the Nourished Life.