Refreshing Patchouli Peppermint Mouthwash

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

Refreshing Patchouli Peppermint Mouthwash
General Information
  • Gargles & Mouthwashes
  • Oral
  • Easy
  • 4 minutes
  • 1 cup


  • Baking Soda
    Baking soda
  • Water
  • Peppermint essential oil
    Peppermint essential oil
  • Patchouli essential oil
    Patchouli essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 cup of water (distilled)
  • 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 8 drops of patchouli essential oil


This refreshing, homemade mouthwash is made with potent essential oils from two herbs from the mint family: patchouli, which has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, and fungicide properties, and peppermint, which not only offers a refreshing punch, but is also effective in killing pathogens that might lurk in the oral cavity. This easy-to-make mouthwash also contains baking soda, a frequent addition to oral rinses due to its teeth-whitening effects.

  1. Mix the water with baking soda in a jar.(2 minutes)
  2. Add the patchouli and peppermint essential oil and give it a mix.(2 minutes)
  3. Take a mouthful of the mixture and swirl it around in your mouth for 30 seconds. Use as desired or after each teeth brushing. Do not ingest.