DIY Essential Oil Brushing Blend

This essential oil brushing blend is not only soothing to your gums, but it also gives you crazy fresh breath!

DIY Essential Oil Brushing Blend | Real Food RN

I grew up brushing my teeth with the sweet flavored, brightly colored, fluoride filled toothpastes that you find at your local store. Even though it was catered to kids, I hated the stuff. It always made me gag. I would get so excited to brush my teeth up at the cabin in the summers because I got to use my Grandma’s Shaklee toothpaste and my Grandpa’s water pik with Listerine. I liked the mild, herbal taste of those oral care products.

Once I dove into making my own self-care products, naturally we had to make toothpaste too. We threw out the junk from the store, its just filled with chemicals made in a lab — and worst of all fluoride! Of course, being the lover of essential oils that I am, I had to use them in my recipe too. This essential oil brushing blend is not only soothing to your gums, but it also gives you crazy fresh breath!

Note: I only use therapeutic grade essential oils. We are putting these in and on our body so I want to be reassured that they are of the best quality and able to be used internally. We get our oils HERE.


  • 2 drop Peppermint
  • 2 drops Cinnamon
  • 2 drops Clove
  • 6 drops Lemon
  • 2 tsp Almond oil — where to find


  • small glass bottle, we reuse our old EO bottles or use bottles like THESE


  • Mix all ingredients in a small glass bottle
  • You must use a glass bottle because the lemon oil can eat through plastic
  • Shake well before use


  • Apply a few drops to your toothbrush and brush away
  • We use this brushing blend in conjunction with my homemade toothpowder/paste to get a really effective tooth care regimen!
  • *Note: do not use this with small children, they often swallow their toothpaste and this stuff is pretty hot for littles!

How to Get Started with Essential Oils

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Disclaimer: None of these health benefits have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

14 Replies to “DIY Essential Oil Brushing Blend”

  1. I made this blend using an old 5ml bottle and the stuff won’t drip out of the orifice reducer. I even stuck an ice pick in to stretch it out. Did this happen to you? Any advice?

    1. Yes, Jojoba can be used as a carrier oil instead of almond. It is safe and beneficial for oral hygiene. I also came across a brand that uses jojoba oil for it’s nut free version.

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