How to make mouthwash with baking soda

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How to make mouthwash with baking soda
Use baking soda to make your own mouthwash. (Teeth and Mouth image by Sujit Mahapatra from

Baking soda is a natural disinfectant that is commonly used in homemade cleaning ingredients. Baking soda is also a key ingredient in homemade mouthwash. This is because of its bacteria-fighting properties and its ability to remove odours from your mouth. Baking soda is also relatively inexpensive when compared to purchasing commercial mouthwash.

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Things you need

  • Baking soda
  • Peppermint essential oil

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  1. 1

    Put ¼ cup water in a bowl.

  2. 2

    Add ¼ tsp baking soda.

  3. 3

    Mix until the baking soda has fully dissolved.

  4. 4

    Add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil. This will help make your mouth smell fresh.

Tips and warnings

  • This recipe makes one serving of mouthwash. If you make more, store it in an airtight container and shake it before using it.

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