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DIY Patchouli Mouth Rinse

· Essential Oils,Health,DIY,Doterra,Natural Medicine

dōTERRA Patchouli has a rich, musky-sweet aroma and is regularly used in the perfume industry as well as in scented products such as laundry detergents and air fresheners. Besides its amazing fragrance, dōTERRA Patchouli has a wonderful grounding and balancing effect on emotions.

Combined with Vetiver, can help calm emotions when applied to the bottom of feet. We LOVE Vetiver for sleep and calming!

Also try dōTERRA Patchouli combined with Peppermint by applying to the forehead, temples, or back of the neck after a long day of work.

As a member of the mint family, Patchouli would make a great addition to your oral health routine. Try it as a mouth wash.

Benefits

Baking Soda:

Many teeth-whitening products and toothpastes include baking soda because it has the ability to remove minor stains from the teeth. Baking soda is made up of a chemical compound that acts as an abrasive that can help to remove teeth stains, helping your smile look whiter. When using baking soda for teeth-whitening purposes, be aware that too much baking soda can damage tooth enamel—the coating that protects your teeth.

Peppermint:

Peppermint is commonly used in oral health products for mint flavoring, and to help freshen breath. On its own, Peppermint essential oil can be used to freshen breath, and makes the perfect addition to a homemade mouth rinse.

Patchouli:

A member of the mint family, Patchouli is a fitting companion for Peppermint oil and baking soda in this recipe, as it is used in many scented products for its distinct aroma. It also has freshening and deodorizing properties.

Ingredients
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons water
2 drops Peppermint Oil
1 drop Patchouli Oil

Instructions

  1. Combine baking soda and water in a small, easy to drink out of, container.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Mix well and swish in mouth for one minute.
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