You may not know this, but its actually a Latin word.
Yes, Latin. Who knew?
The root of the word “log” means to write something down, or to “log” your inner, deepest feelings. No, really. 🙂
Or, in my case – confessions.
For example – I shared, or b-logged, that I was out of clean underwear last week.
That’s right. I confessed to you, my dearest and most revered friends – that I was so desperate for clean undergarments I actually considered stealing The Hubbs’ last clean pair of tighty-whities for my own personal use.
But, that was last week’s confession.
This week…we are going to delve into my personal hygiene. Dental hygiene, to be exact.
Ohhhhh, now I see I have your full interest.
Yesterday, I shared my easy DIY Project for a Jute-Wrapped Bottle with decorative scrapbook keys.
I have another confession. No, no – not more tales of underwear… but commercial mouthwash makes me gag. I have tried them all. I try my very hardest to keep it in my mouth to do the full 2-minute swish, but I never make it.
Like never of all the nevers.
I am a 2-minute Swisher Failure.
So a few months ago, as part of my attempt to “de-chemical-ize” (another Latin word, I’m pretty sure) – I did some research on Homemade Mouthwash.
That’s when I discovered this cool site called DIYNatural.com. I had found lots of recipes on other sites but what I liked about the one found at this site was the addition of Tea Tree Essential Oil.
While I will not delve into the benefits of Tea Tree Oil, and there are many – I will say this has been called a “little medicine cabinet in a bottle.”
It’s only natural that adding it to your mouthwash makes perfect sense for your dental health since one of the properties is that it is naturally antiseptic and antibacterial.
*disclaimer, I am not a dentist. In fact, dentists scare me to death and just the word “dentist” makes me break out into a cold sweat.
I found both the peppermint oil and tea tree oil online. **(Always make sure you use 100% pure grade, therapeutic oils.) The only factor about tea tree oil that I have read is the oil you purchase should come available in a brown bottle. Not exactly sure why, but it has something to do with light exposure.
So here is the recipe. I added a few drops of organic food coloring for the purpose of taking pics. And it also looks like a commercial mouthwash for the benefit of The Hubbs who thinks I am going “all natural” on him.
*(I made a double batch by the way.)
So that’s it. More confessions from The Everyday Home – whether you wanna hear them or not.
Now don’t you wish the Latin for Blog was “keeping certain things to yourself.” ha!
I will be sharing more homemade Health and Beauty recipes in the future. If you want more ways “de-chemical-ize” your own home, then make sure you sign up for The Everyday Home Newsletter below.
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Here are some other Healthy Alternatives for Your Life:
- Homemade Rosemary and Lemon Salt Scrub
- Homemade Lavender Deodorant
- Homemade Fabric Softener and “Sheets”
- Homemade Febreze
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