Do you wonder how to use peppermint essential oils for bad breath?
Peppermint is one of the most potent breath fresheners. You may have already noticed the breath refreshing powers of peppermint when you chew it or use it in your tea drinks.
Because of that, its essential oils are widely used in products designed to cure bad breath, which is neutralized by the peppermints strong minty scent.
The only problem is that you don’t know how to use the peppermint essential oils to help with bad breath. What dosage to use? Or, what blends to make?
That’s what you’ll find out below.
You’ll learn how to use peppermint essential oil to make DIY toothpaste, spray refresher and mouthwash.
Before sipping gallons of peppermint essential oil, you should be aware of the fact that ingesting too much essential oils may hurt you more than helping you.
Pure essential oils are very concentrated and should be used with caution to prevent any adverse reaction.
Here are some basic guidelines to follow:
- Don’t ingest pure essential oils.
- Dilute essential oils with water, carrier oils or any other type of ingredients, but never alone.
- If you use peppermint essential oils for its flavor, then a dosage of 1-3 drops should be enough.
Ways to use peppermint oil for bad breath
There are different ways and blends to use peppermint essential oil to get rid of bad breath. Find 3 of them below.
If your toothpaste doesn’t provide you with the desired level of breath freshness try adding peppermint essential oil to it. Or make a DIY toothbrush with peppermint EO.
Peppermint essential oil and toothpaste blend
Add a drop or two of peppermint essential oil onto the pinch of squeezed toothpaste then brush your teeth with it. After you’re done brushing, add a drop of peppermint oil onto the toothbrush and brush your tongue with it.
DIY peppermint essential oil toothbrush
• 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
• 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide.
• 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil.
• 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
• 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
• 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oils.
Use a spoon to combine and mix these ingredients until you receive a thick paste. Add it onto your toothbrush and brush your teeth with it.
If the toothpaste isn’t consistent enough for you add more baking soda to the solution.
A breath refreshing spray is a handy and efficient way to neutralize bad breath when it occurs before or during social gatherings.
DIY peppermint essential oil spray
- 1 drop peppermint oil.
- 1 drop of clove oil.
- 1 pot of boiled water.
- 1 spray bottle.
- 1 teaspoon xylitol powder
Shake well so that all the ingredients are mixed well together.
Note: Adjust the ingredients to your taste and the size of the spray bottle. Start by adding a low dosage and gradually increase the dosage drop by drop.
DIY mouthwashes containing peppermint essential oil are another way to combat bad breath.
- 2 drops of peppermint essential oil.
- 1 tablespoon of glycerine or calendula tincture.
- 1 glass of water.
Mix all the ingredients and your breath refreshing mouthwash is ready to use.
Use it every morning after brushing your teeth or anytime you want to feel a clean mouth.
Having these peppermint essential oil blends to fight unpleasant smell from your mouth is effective.
These breath refreshing options may boost your confidence and help you maintain a healthy oral hygiene.