A Simple and Effective Aromatherapy Mouthwash

by Andrea Butje on July 3, 2013

Aromatherapy mouthwash recipe

Looking for an Aromatherapy mouthwash that tastes great, is made of natural ingredients, and actually gets the job done?

I’ve found that rinsing with peppermint hydrosol is a simple and effective Aromatherapy mouthwash. Peppermint hydrosol is great for taking care of your teeth and mouth. (Hydrosols are the pure healing waters produced during essential oil distillation.)

If you love the taste of peppermint, it can be used all on its own for an Aromatherapy mouthwash.

If you want a more unique Aromatherapy mouthwash, blend a few excellent mouth care hydrosols together. Try peppermint, myrrh and helichrysum.

The method is easy–the usual rinse and spit approach works great! You can also use this mixture during the day to refresh your breath. I recommend making this product fresh every few weeks.

Do you have a favorite hydrosol? Please comment below and tell us how you use it (I love comments). Thanks!

If you’re interested in other uses for hydrosols, check out this blog post.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Ana August 2, 2013 at 9:27 am

Hello, I was wondering, aren’t hydrosols, in general, too acidic? Especially for the mouth…


Andrea Butje August 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

In my experience, they are wonderful to drink, although I do dilute them in water. Here is the website of a wonderful hydrosol distiller and she can answer all your questions based in her research on the acidic nature of the hydrosols. http://www.morningmystbotanics.com/


Venus July 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

Hello Andrea, I’ve just discovered your blog, YouTube videos and most importantly your Aromahead institute. I love everything. You are a wealth of knowledge. I make handcrafted soap and only use natural and vegan products. I only scent my soap with essential oils and I want to learn how to create a more beneficial soap. Thanks so much for providing so much free information. I plan to become a student of Aromahead institute ASAP. Thanks again.


Andrea Butje July 16, 2013 at 11:12 am

Thanks for your great message!I am excited to work with you and help with the oils for your soaps!! 🙂


Ann July 4, 2013 at 5:39 pm

This is the blend I use instead of toothpaste, happy to hear any comments/feedback. I put 2-3 drops on my toothbrush after dipping it in a saturated salt solution. I would also normally dab my toothbrush in baking soda before placing the oils but since I ran out, I have just being placing the drops of oil directly on the brush.

To 40 ml of carrier oil – usually olive or sesame
ADD 8 drops of eucalyptus
8 drops of thyme (poss there is a best ‘CT’?
8 drops of myrrh
8 drops of oregano wild 80% caravcol
6 drops of tea tree or manuka
6 drops of peppermint taste mainly)
4 drops ginger
Put 2-3 drops of toothbrush, Its about a 6% dilution


Andrea Butje July 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

Hi Ann,
Thanks for sharing your ideas. I like that your diluting the oils in sesame or olive oil, that is a great idea to protect your mouth from the harsher oils that can be irritating like oregano, thyme ct thymol, ginger and even the eucalyptus and peppermint. I also like the salt and baking soda, all great! I is a good blend, although personally I would use less of it, and dilute it more. It is a personal choice of course. Thyme ct linalol would be a milder choice and since you have the oregano in the blend I would not feel the need for thyme ct thymol as well.

If I was making this blend I would change the drops to this:
60 mls sesame or olive oil
2 drops of eucalyptus
4 drops of thyme linalol
8 drops of myrrh
2 drops of oregano wild 80% caravcol
8 drops of tea tree or manuka
2 drops of peppermint taste mainly)
2 drops ginger

I hope that is helpful.


Wendy shaver March 28, 2016 at 7:17 am

Please explain the benefits of the toothpaste.


Andrea Butje March 28, 2016 at 10:09 am

Hi Wendy – this toothpaste will clean your teeth and give you fresh breath!


Lea Harris July 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

Wonderful as always 🙂


Wendy shaver March 28, 2016 at 7:13 am

Is safe for children over 5


Andrea Butje March 28, 2016 at 9:56 am

Yes! 🙂


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