Homemade Mouthwash Recipe for Whitening and Remineralizing

Homemade Mouthwash Recipe for Whitening and Remineralizing Teeth

What makes the perfect homemade mouthwash?

For better or worse, I require a lot out of my homemade mouthwash. All the artificial sweeteners and chemical additives in conventional mouthwash are a no-no in my book, but often “natural” mouthwash brands fall short for me too.

Either they aren’t so natural, not really effective, or insanely expensive. Or they burn like unholy fire.

My solution?

For a couple of years, I’ve been perfecting my own homemade mouthwash recipe.

But first, check out the “why” behind my mouthwash ingredients:

What I Look for in a Homemade Mouthwash:

1. It must be minty. I never went for the whole citrus mouthwash fad–and the herbal ones that taste like a snake oil remedy from 1894 aren’t my cup of tea either. Of course, if you like others flavors of homemade mouthwash, then making it homemade gives you the option of choosing whatever flavor you like (using essential oils), so that’s awesome, too.

2. It must be (a little) sweet. No sickeningly sweet flavor is necessary, of course, but a touch of sweetness makes the whole mouthwash experience a little more pleasant. Again, this is optional, so depending on your personal preference, you can choose the level of sweetness you prefer in your homemade mouthwash (or opt to go for none at all).

3. It should remineralize. Ideally, our saliva “bathes” our teeth in minerals to restore what might be lost through eating, drinking, and everyday life. Imbalances can interfere with the process (which is discussed in the book Cure Tooth Decay), so I feel like it doesn’t hurt to use a mouthwash that serves as a sort of backup.

4. It should whiten. Hey, I admit I like a nice bright smile. But I don’t like to use icky whitening kits that burn my gums and contain who-knows-what. I also prefer something that does a little whitening every day, instead of having to worry about something I need to do on a weekly or monthly basis. Because, let’s face it, I’ll just forget!

5. It should protect from cavities. Again, this is just a protective measure. As Weston A. Price reported so thoroughly in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, diet has a tremendous impact on our dental health. But I still don’t mind having a mouthwash that works in my favor, if that makes sense.

So with these five requirements in mind, I fiddled with ingredients until I found a recipe that tastes good and does what I want it to do.

Here’s what I’ve come up with:

How to Make Homemade Mouthwash that Whitens and Remineralizes


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  1. In a large glass mixing cup, stir together the calcium powder and stevia.
  2. Add liquid minerals and essential oils.
  3. Add water and stir.
  4. Pour mixture into a glass bottle (I reused an old apple cider vinegar bottle).
  5. Close the lid tightly and shake ingredients together for about 30-60 seconds.
  6. Shake well before using.
  7. Use as needed 1-2 times daily for 30-60 seconds.
  8. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks (this is a safety precaution, but I typically just leave mine on the bathroom counter without any problems).

Why These Ingredients?

Calcium carbonate powder: for remineralizing teeth

Stevia: for sweetness without sugar (optional)

Concentrated trace minerals liquid: for remineralizing teeth

Peppermint essential oil: for flavor and fresh breath

Lemon essential oil: for whiter, brighter teeth

Spearmint essential oil: for flavor and fresh breath

Homemade Mouthwash Recipe for Whitening and Remineralizing
This DIY mouthwash is minty and sweet(ish), and it helps whiten teeth, remineralize, prevent cavities, and freshen your breath.
  1. In a large glass mixing cup, stir together the calcium powder and stevia.
  2. Add liquid minerals and essential oils.
  3. Add water and stir.
  4. Pour mixture into a glass bottle (I reused an old apple cider vinegar bottle).
  5. Close the lid tightly and shake ingredients together for about 30-60 seconds.
  6. Shake well before using.
  7. Use as needed 1-2 times daily for 30-60 seconds.
  8. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks (this is a safety precaution, but I typically just leave mine on the bathroom counter without any problems).


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Do you have your own tips for making homemade mouthwash?

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  1. Thanks for the recipe! I have 2 questions. Do you think it would be okay to substitute Cal (food grade lime/calcium hydroxide)which I already have for the calcium carbonate which I don’t have? Also, is there any natural thing that can be added to make this shelf stable? I look forward to your response.

    • Good questions, Shannon! The calcium hydroxide might work, but I don’t have any experience with it. The essential oils might be enough to keep it stable, but I recommended refrigeration as a precaution. I personally just leave mine on the shelf in the bathroom.

      • Elizabeth,
        After my initial shock at your response to Shannon, I turned to my boyfriend and showed him your response that “calcium hydroxide might work” in homemade toothpaste.
        His response was “Is this person f___ken crazy???”

        I’m not a chemist, but I’ve done enough years of research on chemicals and ingredients to know my DIY stuff, and I have worked with hydroxides.
        Given my experience with other hydroxides and my boyfriend’s 30 years of employment at a Lime Plant which produces calcium hydroxide, we both concur that you would have to be barking mad to put calcium hydroxide in your DIY toothpaste.

        Look up the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) on calcium hydroxide. They are available online.

        Calcium hydroxide is used in certain applications in the food industry, but that doesn’t mean that it is safe to dump the stuff into your DIY toothpaste!

        Looking at the dates, my response comes late, but you know what they say…
        “Better for Shannon and Elizabeth each to receive a blazing forehead slap now than for Shannon and Elizabeth to possibly propose poison paste potions (say that fast 3 times) hereafter.

        Fer gawd sakes!…Use calcium carbonate, NOT calcium hydroxide.

        Those of you looking for a cheap, but good quality calcium carbonate sub for this recipe should look up eggshell calcium. If you eat eggs, you have your supply. Best use shells from organic eggs. Look it up.

        The eggshell membrane is fine to ingest and is sold as a supplement in health stores, but you should probably peel it out of the eggshells before before drying them to ensure your toothpaste or tooth powder is more shelf stable. Just my guess.
        You could always keep a container in the freezer for the eggshell membrane and any extra eggshells you end up with and throw them into the pot when making bone broth. Wellness Mama’s site has a lot of info on bone broth and tooth remineralizing programs.

        Wash eggshells thoroughly under running water and pop them into the oven med/low till completely dry. Once dry, finely powder the eggshell in a spice/coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle… or some other more efficient gadget that I wish I owned.

        Good day fellow DIYers :)

          • I suspect Jen finds herself to be very witty and clever, Elizabeth. The rest of us find it obnoxious. If you know something, why can’t you just state it plainly and kindly? geez.

          • Just to add a little kinder education (I think the snark had to do with your ease in recommending the substitution), a chemical name followed by hydroxide in it tends to be extremely basic and caustic; sodium hydroxide for example is household bleach.

            If you do a quick & easy look up calcium hydroxide on wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_hydroxide), you’ll notice the blue 3 on the hazards section on the right, and that translates when you click on it to “Short exposure could cause serious, temporary or moderate residual injury (e.g. chlorine, liquid hydrogen, carbon monoxide)” I’d say that the snark was a bit justified, as you could’ve given someone a really nasty chemical *mouth* burn.

            You also might want to note that Xylitol is extremely toxic in minute quantities to dogs: http://www.preventivevet.com/dogs/xylitol-sugar-free-sweetener-dangerous-for-dogs

          • Thanks for the clarification, Amy. I totally understand how my answer came off as inappropriate! I’m always open to learning new things, and goodness knows I don’t know everything. I really do appreciate your insight, and I’m sure my readers do, too.

        • I have tried several of the DIY toothpastes and mouthwashes, all of which contain the powdered calcium. I started using them immediately following a visit to my dentist and teeth cleaning. Six months later a return visit to my dentist and I had calcium spurs on my gum lines, and yes, I floss. So, while this may work for some, there can be drawbacks for others.

          • Hi Michell, I’m new to the subject and I’m very curious, did the spurs developed because of the calcium carbonate? are you sure? did they cause you pain or trouble? I ask because I started using a calcium carbonate + sea salt powder as a mouthwash. I just pour it in my mouth and swish it. I really like it but I’m scared that it could cause the problem you mentioned.


  2. I love the graphics on the bottle! That’s such a great label, except I guess having the word “recipe” on your product wouldn’t make much sense, but I think you should make this a printable and share it! Thanks for the recipe and links, since I wouldn’t know where to start to find the calcium. :)

  3. When people are allergic to a food, for instance lemons, it is to the fruit. Essentials oils do not come from the fruit, but from the rind. As long as you are using certified pure therapeutic grade oils, you should be just fine. I recommend doTERRA essential oils company :)

      • Yes, therapeutic grade is a term coined by DoTerra. But not so much as a marketing ploy, its bc they are the only company that does 3rd party testing to ensure their purity and safety regarding ingesting etc. “Therapeutic grade” is a reflection of that.
        Secondly, while it is possibly to have sensitivity to certain EO’s that does not mean that bc you are allergic to X you will therefore be allergic to X EO. Just an example, my husband is allergic to eucalyptus, but has no problem using eucalyptus EO even neat.

        • Sorry, DoTerra is not the only company doing 3rd party testing, nor were they the first. Young Living Essential Oils have all been third party tested for years. Not only that but they do not outsource anything, as DoTerra does. Every oil they sell is guaranteed pure, grown and processed on their own farms and equipment for purity. I purchased Frankencense from both. Young Living is worth every $ spent. I can’t say that for any of the other brands I have purchased.

          • These people do third party testing of many companies and post the results. http://www.learningabouteos.com/

            doTerra has had some questionable “pure” oils, Young Living Farms is tied to a lot of VERY questionable history (and the claim they grow all their own material is patently false–they simply don’t have farms in the places they would need to have them nor the acreage that would be required for them to grow everything.) They also are tied to a few VERY questionable treatments–like “raindrop therapy.” Ultimately both are multilevel marketing programs after your money.

          • Young Living was started YEARS before DoTerra. In fact, DoTerra was started when a group of people left Young Living and started their own company. This is why everything DoTerra does mimicks Young Living. I am not saying that DoTerra is not a good company or product. Just stating the facts, unlike some others on here.

        • A group of people that worked for Young Living Essential Oils would use the knowledge and experience they had gained at Young Living to start their own company. So they took all of the terminology, methodology, marketing strategies, etc. and started doTERRA.

          So, “therapeutic grade” and 3rd party testing were actually started by Young Living.

    • I’ve thought about this and I’m not 100% sure, but here’s my theory: it’s the acidity of citrus fruits that causes problems for enamel. I don’t think the lemon essential oil is acidic (even if it was, the calcium carbonate in the recipe is alkaline and would neutralize it). So I’m personally comfortable using it on my teeth.

      • Hi! The acidity from the lemon comes from the vitamin c, which is water soluble, such as in the juice. The essential oil comes from the rind. Oil and water don’t mix, so you won’t find vitamin c in the oil. :-)

  4. Thank you for the recipe! I will have to work on rounding up the ingredientsto make this. Though I think I will use peppermint rather than spearmint. Unless the spearmint has a particular benefit. I am not fond of spearmint. I’ve used Listerine my whole life This would be quie a change. But I am getting to the age(63) I want to protect and keep my teeth in a healthier way as we are doing in other areas of our lives. Who knew there would be such horrors in our products these days.

    • You could use tea tree instead of the spearmint (and I think replacing the peppermint as well) if you would prefer the Listerine taste. UGH
      Tea tree also has antibacterial properties, and might help preserve it. (Not positive about that, but this it would.)
      Unless you’ve used the blue Listerine which is minty!! Then use peppermint.
      Personally I’m the opposite, I prefer spearmint. We all have different tastes.

      • You have to be careful to not ingest any if the mouthwash if using Tea Tree oil. It is poisonous if ingested.

      • The tee tree will do as you say and is a fantastic choice, however, the taste may be an issue twosome. My husband wasn’t to fond of it and I didn’t like it either last time I used it, I’m going to try grapefruit eo that a couple comments above suggested.

    • If you click on it in the ingredient list, there is a link to an Amazon product. I’m going to use MineralPal, another brand of concentrated (and desalinated) ocean water (which is where the trace minerals come from) because I already have a bottle that I use in my garden. Great stuff.

  5. I should also ask how much grapefruit seed extract would one want to use with the rest of the ingredients. Thanks for posting this. It sounds really great.


  6. Thanks for sharing, I’ve been looking for something like this. Any reason to believe this should not be used by pregnant women?

    • All these ingredients should be fine for pregnancy. The only one I was worried about was peppermint (not recommended for nursing moms) and some sources said not to ingest while pregnant. I contacted a certified aromatherapist and published author and she said small amounts (1-2 drops) of ingested oils would be fine (I asked for nausea). The trace minerals would be awesome for developing baby, but watch out, some trace mineral supplements exceed the recommended doses of arsenic, cadmium, and cobalt which are natural, but you don’t want much at all in your system.

  7. I love this recipe! The only difference I made is, I used OnGuard essential oil blend instead of spearmint! Thanks for sharing

  8. Great site! I’ll be back :-)

    Have you ever tried oil pulling?

    I have been doing this with virgin pressed coconut oil for about 3 months and love the way it makes my teeth and gums feel.

  9. All was well and sounded great until refrigeration! My teeth are so sensitive, I’d never be able to use it cold, lol. I suppose setting a “dose” out before hand would work, but I would probably forget one way or the other. I see you said you leave yours on the counter, so I may still try this! Thanks!

  10. I enjoy the smell of mint, but have never enjoyed it in my toothpaste or mouthwash. I am not overly familiar with cinnamon oil, but do you think that would taste good in place of the mint?

  11. Could I replace the calcium carbonate (lime stone) with ground up chicken shells (absorbable calcium)? Otherwise I love this recipe!
    Thanks for sharing it!

  12. Thinking about the questions re using a citrate. Calcium citrate or calcium magnesium citrate are not in themselves acidic – they’re in fact salts of citric acid, just as calcium carbonate is a salt of carbonic acid. They’re all made up of metals chemically bound to one part of the original acid compound. So, as I understand it, when you add any of them to water, the salts dissociate, releasing either free citrate or free carbonate ions, which can then bond with hydrogen from the water to “remake” citric or carbonic acid. Our choice, really, which one we think is suitable (though a proper chemist may correct me!! Feel free).

  13. Excellent recipe! However, to make it truly complete -therapeutically speaking – I’d like to add an antibacterial agent. I’m considering colloidal silver or tea tree oil. Are these enamel safe?

  14. The first thought that went through my minds is this….if your teeth need remineralizing you have discovered this because they are sensitive…..and putting cold mouthwash onto sensitive teeth might be a tad bit painful…..

  15. Could you suggest another oil for flavoring that is not mint or cinnamon? I am allergic to both and even if there is a chance the eo would not cause a reaction, I’m not willing to find out.

  16. For people who choose Homeopathic treatment for their health concerns, mint-free dental products aren’t a “fad.” I hope your recipe does well with the substitution of other flavors for the peppermint and spearmint.

  17. Thank you for this recipe! I have been using it for a few nights so far and while I can’t speak to long term effects (though I definitely expect them to be positive) I can say that I love using it!

    Question – Can I oil pull afterwards, or will it take away the benefits, so to speak? Like, will oil pulling remove what is left from the mouth wash and thus I won’t get the same effect? My night time routine is more conducive to oil pulling after but I feel like I should oil pull beforehand. Thanks!

  18. I didn’t read through all the comments, so I apologize if this has been asked before. I’m pretty sure it’s common knowledge by now that lemon juice will eventually break down the enamel of teeth. Is lemon essential oil different, or might it have the same possibility of future damage?

  19. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve tried my own mouthwash for few times and I love it (and I don’t have to compromise with those mouthwash tastes in the market). Now I would like to add teeth whitening effect in my mouthwash and your recipe is exactly what I want!

  20. About xylitol, it’s offers “cavity protection” only insofar it’s not it’s not eaten by the bacteria in our mouths, like regular sugar (bacteria in turn will secrete acids). So when people chew bubble gum with it instead of those with regular sugar, all else being the same, they’ll be starving the mouth bacteria a little bit more and the odds are that they’ll have less caries/caries will grow slower or even “heal”. (the same principle applies to many/most other artificial sweeteners)

    But I’ve seen it’s not that good for us to digest as well, but I guess it’s not the purpose in a mouth-washer anyway.

    • Actually, most artificial sweeteners can be “digested” by bacteria… as “digestion” for a bacteria is a breakdown of chemical compounds to release energy. Some bacteria can even breakdown xylitol (like gut bacteria- causing gas), however the most cariogenic (bacteria that have the ability to contribute to causing a cavity) bacteria can not… yes, “starving them.” Which with repeated use changes the pH of the mouth, leading to a change in the flora (balance of types of microorganisms in the mouth), promoting remineralization (“healing cavities”) and reducing the mouth of cavity causing bacteria. Additionally, xylitol added to environments that promote remineralization increases the repair of a tooth when compared to the same environment w/o xylitol.

      5mins of internet research and your own extrapolation do not count as medical knowledge.

      Elizabeth, congrats on actually researching your ingredients. This is the first I’ve seen with reason behind what you’re suggesting. I would support the use of your mouthwash. I would only ask that you don’t promote the buzz word association of “chemicals” = bad. All of your ingredients are chemicals. Product companies are not out there to poison you, but bravo on creating a reasonable alternative you can make on your own!

  21. I want to try this recipe and have ordered the couple things I don’t already have. The mouthwash I normally make contains baking soda. I like the deodorizing aspect of it. Do you see any reason that I couldn’t add some baking soda to this recipe?

  22. Have you tried adding coconut oil to this? so it’s oil pulling plus mouth wash? Also do you use it beore or after brushing? I’m thinking of making some of this when I make my homemade took paste since they both use alot of the same things.

    • This is mainly just for liquid mouthwash–adding coconut oil wouldn’t work because the oil and the water would separate and the oil would harden at room temperature. However, it might work for oil pulling or homemade toothpaste if you substitute the water for coconut oil.

      You can use it before or after brushing. I’ve done both.

    • Since most of the ingredients are bulk and you only use a little per bottle, the cost is really quite small. I don’t have the exact numbers off the top of my head, but I’d guess about $2 per bottle.

  23. I have been using this for a week and LOVE it! Makes my mouth feel good and seems like my teeth are whiter and stronger.

  24. Mint is not well liked at my house. If I used cinnamon oil, how much would I need to use? Has anyone tried this substitution? If so, how much did you use and what did you leave out? Both mint oils? Thanks!

    • I replaced the speramint with cinnamon – but used 3 extra drops, so 8 of cinnamon. Not burning my mouth, or my son or husband’s.
      We call it Cinnamint!
      I have a weird question… I’m also not refrigerating it, and it has turned yellow… Still tastes and smells fine… Any idea, Elizabeth, what the issue is?


  25. If you are concerned with chemicals why are you using xylitol? Do you not know how it is made? It is NOT all natural and is chemically produced. It is not and has never been necessary for teeth. Go without it! Go natural! Thanks for recipe. I will exclude xylitol.

  26. thanks for this- looking forward to trying it. is it safe for all- children, pregnant, nursing…etc ? thanks again!

  27. I’m excited to try this recipe! I wouldn’t recommend it for breastfeeding mothers though because mint can dry up the milk, just a thought :)

  28. Hey I just made this and it really does make your mouth feel clean and refreshed, thanks for sharing the recipe. I added tea tree oil instead of spearmint due to needing some help with oral issues. It still tastes great.

  29. This is such a breath of fresh air! Thank you so much for this mouthwash recipe! Only recently did I learn how bad most “natural” toothpastes are (with the added glycerin… ugh!) So after a bit of research I found a clay-based paste I like, ’til can get around to making my own. To be honest, I thought mouthwash would be out of the question (since I’m a bit afraid of the crazy ingredients in them-eeek!) Now I’m so excited!! & I’m not terrified to have my 7 kids use this!! Yay! Thank so very much!!!

  30. I wanted to tell you just how much I love this recipe! Easy to make and my mouth feels ..happy after using it. Thank you for sharing!

  31. Hi, I’ve just started using your recipe here for mouth wash. I love it and I’m hoping for good results from using it. Thanks so much for making your diy recipes available to everyone.

  32. Thanks for this! after reading cure tooth decay, ive wanted to make a mouthwash, but kinda gave up because the ingredients were too expensive or the process too time consuming. i just ordered what i needed for this from amazon for $14, and in 2 days ill be good to go!

  33. i believe xylitol crystals CAN BE produced in a very non-healthy way….via wiki… Another method of producing xylitol is through microbial processes, including fermentative and biocatalytic processes in bacteria, fungi, and yeast cells, that take advantage of the xylose-intermediate fermentations to produce high yield of xylitol. we dont eat ANYTHING produced by bacteria because of the chance of it being fed GMO sugars….BE SURE IT’S ORGANIC XYLITOL…if there is such a thing ??

  34. I think adding food grade Diatomaceous Earth would really take the recipe up a notch. It’s a flour-like powder and can get to the plaque and remove most of the plaque from your teeth. It’s safe if swallowed in fact I take a tablespoon once a day in my smoothies. Cleans out the bad stuff in the colon.

  35. Eggshells from Organic eggs (boiled for 5 minutes and crushed into a powder) can be really great to strengthen teeth. Eggshells are very close in nutrients and good to add into homemade toothpaste, or added into a smoothie or sprinkled into food. A coffee grinder can make the shells like powder. Great for growing bones and healing broken bones plus a host of other things. Just make sure they are organic.

  36. This recipe is just what I was looking for, but I am concerned about the level of arsenic and cadmium found in all of ionic mineral supplements that are readily available. Is there a substitute for this ingredient?

  37. Love this recipe and I’m super excited to try it. One question can I use diatomaceous earth instead of the mineral drops. I have the DE on hand.

  38. For people wanting an antiseptic or antibacterial ingredient for their mouthwash, you can add aloe vera. I made this mouthwash with one part water and two parts pure aloe vera juice (2/3 cup water, 1 1/3 cup juice)

  39. Hi! I really love your site!

    I made this recipe on Sunday but I swapped the calcium powder with a crushed up pill of a calcium/magnesium supplement as I didn’t have calcium powder but the final product was quite gritty. Is it also gritty if you use the powder or dose it dissolve completely?
    I have all the other ingredients, would it be possible to double the amount of the mineral drops and get the same results?
    Thank you in advance!

  40. Hi Elizabeth,
    Found you while researching remineralizing mouthwash recipes. Great job! In response to the questions regarding the ionic mineral supplement, I supplement my trace minerals by adding a teaspoon of my pink sea salt Sole’ solution to lemon water every morning. I also use it in my rinse water after brushing my teeth. It supplies trace minerals in balance for either use. I’m going to add it to the mouthwash recipe as well as a pinch of baking soda to alkalize it, which also supports remineralizing the teeth. Best wishes!

  41. Hello,

    Can you leave out the concentrated trace minerals liquid? I live in Ireland and I cannot find it here!

  42. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Has anyone ever tried sweetening mouthwash with Manuka Honey? I read that was antibacterial & good for your teeth? Would love to hear any thoughts on that. Thanks!

  43. Just as a friendly heads up to everyone reading this xylitol has recently been linked to several different cancers including brain, liver and abdominal.

  44. I inadvertently ordered the 40,000 Volts Electrolyte Concentrate instead of the Liquid Trace Minerals that you have in this recipe. The ingredients are pretty much the same except for differences in the amounts of mg. Do you think the Electrolyte liquid drops could be used as well for this mouthwash?

  45. There is just so much EGO out there people. Keep the ego out of the knowledge sharing and it would go down so much more gently. Otherwise what or who are you all sharing for?

  46. Thank you Elizabeth for your recipe…I look forward to trying it. So tired of this world being so chemically driven. Blessings

  47. I learned so much from this conversation. I use xylitol with my toothpaste. But I would see great value using it in a healing mouthwash. I don’t see the amount of xylitol on the ingredients list. Xylitol as xylan is extracted from hardwoods or corncobs. But natural xylitol is found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables like berries, oats, and mushrooms. Xylitol is non fermentable so micro-organisms die off. This helps the remineralization process. Thank you Elizabeth for your recipe!

  48. Hi,
    Thanks for this recipe. I want to try it! But how much Xylitol should I be using, please? The recipe doesn’t give an amount to add.

    Thank you :)

  49. Your recipe calls for stevia, while the instructions call for xylitol. OOps! Hoe much xylitol goes in that recipe? Thank you

  50. How is it you put essential oils with a water. They don’t mix… Is there something you do to make it mix? When I studied aromatherapy we were taught only add oil to an oil or a fatty liquid like milk to mix water and fat. Otherwise it stays separate .. just wondering how you get around that

    • If you shake well before using, it typically mixes them just long enough to use them. It can also help to add the essential oils to the calcium powder first and then mix with the liquid ingredients.

  51. Hello. I went to a local organic food store and was looking for calcium carbonate, but they didn’t have it. The girl gave me bone meal powder which has calcium carbonate in it as well as magnesium and phosphorus. What do you think about that? Also, I read calcium carbonate is not something to put in your body but who knows these days. Everything doesn’t seem safe. Just wanted your opinion.

    • There are differing opinions on calcium, that’s for sure! Calcium carbonate is the kind found in milk, eggs, teeth and bones, etc. It’s safe to consume (or to use in a mouthwash), but obviously consuming large amounts in supplemental form is a different story and there is some information that says that’s not the healthiest way to get calcium in the long run. Since the bone meal powder contains a balance of natural minerals, it sounds like a good choice for this mouthwash, but I don’t have any personal experience with it and I’m not sure it will mix well (it may be gritty, etc.).

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