Lemon and Mint Mouthwash Recipe

Lemon Mouthwash Recipe

This homemade mouthwash is perfect for freshening your breath and killing bacteria that can cause bad breath. The lemon juice and peppermint essential oil kill bacteria and provide a refreshing taste, while the mint leaves provide a naturally pleasant scent. Use regularly for optimal results.

Homemade Lemon and Mint Mouthwash


  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the water and mint leaves until the water comes to a rolling boil.

  2. Remove the boiling water and mint leaves from heat and let it cool for 5-10 minutes.

  3. Strain the mint leaves from the water and discard.

  4. Add the fresh lemon juice, baking soda, and peppermint essential oil (optional) to the mint water and stir well.

  5. Pour the mouthwash into a glass container with a lid.

  6. Shake the container well before each use.

  7. Swish the mouthwash for 30 seconds or longer before spitting it out.

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One thought on “Lemon and Mint Mouthwash Recipe

  1. I like the idea of using lemon essential oil. We’ve been mixing water, vodka, and spearmint or peppermint oil to make mouthwash, but it would be fun to try a citrus–or even a citrus mint!

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