There are some great essential oil blend recipes that make wonderful homemade remedies. Since I learned about the benefits of clove bud oil for oral health, I have enjoyed the benefits of these essential oil blend recipes for toothpaste and mouthwash.
Essential Oil Blend Recipes for Homemade Toothpaste and Mouthwash
- 4 T. coconut oil
- 4 to 8 T. baking soda- I use about double the baking soda most people use because I like my toothpaste to be thicker.
- 30 drops of peppermint oil essential oil (I like Radha brand)
- 30 drops clove bud oil essential (I like Plant Guru brand)
- Optional: 30 drops of trace minerals
Put coconut oil in a regular small to medium size container (glass is preferred). Add 4 to 8 T baking soda (I like my toothpaste thick so I add 7 to 8 T). I love baking soda. It can whiten, decrease plaque, and deodorize your mouth and teeth.¹ Add 20 drops of peppermint oil which can freshen bad breath and soothe sore gums or teeth. Add 20 drops clove bud oil which contains antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties that can fight bacteria and reduce pain if you have any achy spots in your mouth. I have been told that clove bud oil is superior to clove leaf oil. However, I have never tried clove leaf oil to know for certain that is true. Put the completed toothpaste mixture into your favorite small storage container with a lid.
¹One review of data from five controlled clinical studies found that toothpaste containing baking soda “enhanced plaque removal effectiveness of tooth brushing to a significantly greater extent” than brushing with non-baking soda toothpaste. J Clin Dent. 2008;19(4):111-9.
Recipe for Homemade Mouthwash
My favorite brands of essential oils are Radha, Plant Guru, Majestic Pure, and Healing Solutions.
2 cups of filtered water
8 tsp. baking soda
4 drops clove bud essential oil
4 drops tea tree essential oil
8 drops peppermint essential oil
I use an empty 20 to 24-ounce water bottle. Pour the filtered water into a medium bowl (glass is preferred). Add 8 tsp baking soda and stir. With a funnel, pour the mixture into the empty water bottle. Add the clove bud, tea tree, and peppermint oils. Shake and enjoy your homemade mouthwash. I much prefer this homemade mouthwash over store brands. For increased benefits, I hold the mouthwash in my mouth for five or so minutes before spitting it out.
More Favorite Essential Oil Blend Recipes
One of my favorite homemade remedies using essential oils for healing wounds is the following recipe.
Healing Solution Recipe that Can Heal Wounds Without Scarring
- 10 drops Helichrysum
- 6 drops Lavender
- 8 drops Lemongrass- Smells wonderful
- 4 drops Patchouli
- 5 drops Myrrh
- 2 T. coconut oil
Put all essential oils and ingredients into a favorite container with a lid. Stir. Apply to affected area multiple times a day for best results.
My friend had a couple of skin cancers. She used black salve on them and then followed up with the “healing solution recipe” above, applying it multiple times a day. She now has no cancer or any scars.
My son has a large scar that we didn’t treat for a couple of months after the occurrence. Using the “healing solution recipe” above, applying multiple times a day greatly reduced and improved his scar but it is still visible. The trick is applying the solution asap after the occurrence. The sooner the better.
Essential Oil Blend Recipe for Homemade Detangler
This homemade detangler works much better for me and also smells better than store-brand detanglers.
- 6 drops of lavender essential oil
- 6 drops rosemary essential oil
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (Bragg is my favorite brand)
- 1 to 1 1/2 ounces of purified or distilled water
- 2-ounce spray bottle
Place both essential oil drops into the 2-ounce spray bottle. Add the apple cider vinegar and the water. Shake well. Spray hair before combing.