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 toothpaste 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, it’s 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.


  • 2 drop Peppermint
  • 2 drops Cinnamon
  • 2 drops Clove
  • 6 drops Lemon
  • 2 tsp Almond oil


  • 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!

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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.

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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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