Tea Tree Oil Mouthwash & Toothpaste » Do-It-Yourself Recipes

Toothpaste and mouthwash are daily items in most households, and are essential for good oral hygiene. Yet, conventional supermarket-bought products often contain additives – something that health-conscious users are wary of.

These include, for example, sweeteners such as aspartame, stabilizers such as microplastic, preservatives such as triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens and many more. Even the controversial fluoride can be found in some of these products.

In this article, we will show you how you can make toothpaste and mouthwash yourself from purely natural ingredients. This is easier than you would think, and you may be pleasantly surprised by the results.

Whitening Tumeric Toothpaste

As described in a review for white teeth, turmeric is known to have a bleaching effect, which we will take advantage of in this recipe. The taste of turmeric may be a bit strange for some, yet the lauric acid contained therein naturally prevents caries, so the benefits outweigh the unpleasantness. Coconut oil is a good carrier agent, and is also beneficial for gums and the mouth in general. To sweeten your toothpaste, you can optionally add some birch sugar, which is harmless for your teeth! Last but not least, to render this toothpaste antibacterial, a few drops of tea tree oil are added as well.

List of ingredients

  • 20g coconut oil
  • 20g tumeric powder
  • 1 drop tea tree oil
  • 10g xylithol (optional)

Place coconut oil in a small heat-resistant container, then gently place it in a water bath or on the stove (lowest level) to melt it down. Once all solid pieces have liquefied, add turmeric powder and mix it with the coconut oil. If you want to add birch sugar, you should add this at the same time as the turmeric powder. Allow the oil to cool slightly until it takes on a creamy consistency. Then add tea tree oil and stir well.

Analgesic Glove Oil Toothpaste

This toothpaste makes use of the carnation plant’s high eugenol content. Eugenol has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antifungal properties. Be careful when you use glove oil, as it can irritate the throat area. It is generally safe to use in low concentrations, and when mixed with coconut oil.

List of ingredients

  • 10 g ultra-fine healing clay
  • 30 g coconut oil
  • 2 drops glove oil
  • 1 drop tea tree oil
  • xylithol (optional)

Heat coconut oil and mix it with healing earth and (optionally) birch sugar. Let this mixture stand for 2-3 minutes, then add tea tree oil and clove oil.

Mint and Tea Tree Mouthwash

A good mouthwash leaves a pleasant sensation of freshness in your mouth, while preventing bad breath and gingivitis. Commercial mouthwashes with and without alcohol are available on the market. But finding a mouthwash that does not contain fluorides, triclosan, methylparaben or dyes, is not so easy. Using tea tree oil, peppermint oil, alcohol (optional) and purified water, you can make your very own highly effective mouthwash.

List of ingredients

  • 100 ml distilled water or alcohol (double grain)
  • 1ml tea tree oil
  • 10 drops peppermint oil
  • 30g xylithol

The recipe couldn’t be simpler. Just pour all ingredients in a resealable container and shake well. Before each use, make sure you give it another good shake.