Herbal Mouthwash Recipes


Making your own mouthwash is as easy as making tea and allows you to avoid artificial colors, flavors, fluoride, and sweeteners often found in commercial products. Using rose tea offers a wonderful astringent base to help tone your gums and keep them healthy, while the addition of tinctures lets you control and customize the medicinal potency you need depending on your current oral health.


Medicinal Herbal Mouthwash

This mouthwash is perfect during times when your gums need a little extra care. The anti-bacterial and astringent herbs in this recipe help disinfect, soothe inflammation, and tighten tissue. I like to use this one as a medicinal preparation, rather than as a daily rinse.

1 cup organic Rose bud or petal tea, brewed strong and cooled to room temperature

1 oz organic Echinacea tincture

½ oz organic Calendula tincture

¼ oz organic Goldenseal tincture

¼ oz organic White Oak Bark tincture

¼ oz Myrrh tincture


Everyday Herbal Mouthwash

This is a great recipe to use each day after you brush your teeth. The calendula, white oak bark, and myrrh are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and astringent to clean and protect.

1 cup organic Rose bud or petal tea, brewed strong and cooled to room temperature

½ oz organic Calendula tincture

¼ oz organic White Oak Bark tincture

¼ oz Myrrh tincture



Mix all ingredients together in an amber bottle and store in the refrigerator for one to two weeks, unless it starts to get funky sooner. The alcohol and refrigeration should preserve it for quite a while, though I don’t know for sure how long since I use a batch up quickly when needed – usually within a week. If your teeth are sensitive to cold, you can mix it with a little hot water to warm. Swish a mouthful or two each day for 30 seconds and then spit out. For a fresher flavor, add a few drops of peppermint flavoring extract.


2 Responses to “Herbal Mouthwash Recipes”

  1. […] OK, so it’s not a toothpaste, it’s a wildcard.  But this recipe is so great it was too good not to share.  You have two different options.  You can make a medicated mouthwash containing rosebud or petal tea, echinacea tincture, calendula tincture, goldenseal tincture, white oak bark tincture and myrrh tincture.  The non-medicated option for daily use is even simpler. You can find the full recipes HERE. […]

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