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Mountain Rose Herbs Recipe Contest: Homemade Children’s Mouthwash

May 3, 2010

We discovered that my son is especially susceptible to cavities with the suggestion from our dentist that the bacteria in his mouth is more “aggressive” than in other people. We are not fans of fluoridated dental mouthwashes so we made our own homemade mouthwash using Red Thyme essential oil.

Red Thyme is a flowering plant which has natural antimicrobial properties (it kills bacteria, parasites, viruses) and also acts as an analgesic for toothaches.

We actually split the recipe between our son and daughter so that each gets approx. 3-4 oz of mouthwash. Here’s the recipe:

Dissolve all ingredients into water, and pour solution into individual cups (we use disposable). Have child “swish” a mouthful of wash for about 60 seconds, spit, and repeat until their 3-4oz. is gone. This can be done once a day (preferably in the evening after the last meal and before bed time), or (for children more prone to cavities) once after every meal.

Bulk organic herbs, spices and essential oils. Sin

This recipe has been entered into the Mountain Rose Herbs Recipe Contest!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2010 9:33 PM

    Ohhh! What a good idea. That sounds like a great recipe! Hope it kills those germies and gets your son on the fast track to dental health:) Way to go Mama!

    • Eilish permalink*
      May 3, 2010 9:40 PM

      Thanks Libby! I’ve also got a recipe for homemade (alcohol-free) hand sanitizer that I will be posting soon.

  2. Cara and David permalink
    May 4, 2010 3:07 PM

    Great job! I am very impressed! I admire your diligence to learning about and pursuing natural and organic alternatives. I always say I want to, but never really make enough time for it. Baby steps, right? 🙂

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