I have been making my own personal care products for the last few months and have had mixed results. Occasionally something will turn out better than what I have been buying. There have also been times I have had to throw my concoction out and start over, or repurpose it (for example sticky lotion can become shaving cream). I mixed up this mouthwash yesterday and am so happy with it! It really left my mouth minty fresh with a slightly herbal taste. It is made of simple ingredients and you can tweak it to fit your individual preference. Here is what I combined in a glass jar:
baking soda (aluminum free if possible)
tea tree oil
I did not measure the ingredients, but this is roughly organized by largest quantity to smallest. Once combined, shake well and try it! I had to tweak mine a few times to get that strong peppermint flavor I was looking for. Make sure to use organic or high quality oils that can be used internally (not labeled external use only). I found my peppermint oil and baking soda in the baking isle of my grocery store and the rest I have purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs or Whole Foods. It is so fun to make your own products, especially when they really work well! I would love to hear what adjustments you have made to make this recipe work for you!