Refreshing Patchouli Peppermint Mouthwash

Updated: Dec 18, 2019

Refreshing Patchouli Peppermint Mouthwash
General Information
  • DifficultyEasy
  • Estimated Time4 Minutes
  • Yield1 cup
  • Form of UseOral


  • 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


When in search of a refreshing, homemade mouthwash, this recipe will quickly become your favorite. It 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 also is effective in killing pathogens that might lurk in the oral cavity. This refreshing 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.