This is a recipe I found on Simple Organic. Its an easy recipe and is totally safe for use during pregnancy. Hope you all enjoy it! I havent tried it yet but I plan to make some soon so I can give you my review on it!

Mouthwash is great for our mouths. This homemade version is antibacterial so it will not only help keep your teeth and gums healthy and free of unwanted debris, but it also will help with breath freshness. Making this recipe from scratch will even save you money as many of these ingredients you probably already have on hand at home.

This recipe makes about fourteen ounces and can be stored for two weeks in a dark, cool cupboard. Use it in the morning and the evening. 

Mix the following together and pour into a repurposed bottle of some sort. 

1 cup aloe vera juice (fairly inexpensive at Trader Joe’s among other places) Make sure its not flavored.

1/2 cup distilled water (I just used filtered)

1 tbsp. witch hazel

2 tsp. baking soda

20 drops peppermint essential oil (Cinnamon, Tea Tree and other antiseptic oils can be used. Lemon can also be used)

The taste of this mouthwash definitely differs from the store-bought conventional type, but I got used to it after a few times. It leaves your mouth feeling fresh and minty, using nothing artificial to get you that feeling!

My mom got her etsy up and has added two different tooth powders. One is a regular Peppermint recipe, which I think tastes pretty good, and the other one, which I haven't tried yet, is a Cinnamint version. Here is the link for my mom's shop: 

Feel free to check it out and give it a try. The tooth powder actually works better than regular pastes, in my opinion, and also naturally whitens your teeth gradually without damaging the enamel. Your dentist will love you for switching!  

Wanting to save a bit of money my mom decided she was going to start making her own toothpaste. I was a little skeptical of this at first but then I tried it. I absolutely fell in love and have decided to either get regular shipments of it from my mom or to start making it myself. In fact, my mom has been throwing around the idea of creating her own little small company to market this wonderful product. When she gets that up and running I will be sure to update this article with a link to the page.

The recipe is fairly simple but takes some experimentation to get the combination correct. Its baking soda, stevia, and peppermint oil. Baking soda is an abrasive agent that breaks up plaque to clean and whiten teeth naturally. Its low on the abrasive scale so those of you with sensitive teeth don't have to worry about it hurting to brush. In fact my mom and I have been religious Sensodyne users for a long time but have not had any sensitivity issues since switching to the tooth powder. Baking soda also fizzes a little to get between the teeth to help prevent cavities in those hard to reach areas. Because this tooth powder is non-fluoridated you don't have to worry about your kids swallowing too much of it, and it gives your mouth that wonderful fresh from the dentist feel. Stevia is a natural sweetener that makes the powder palatable and I find that the peppermint oil keeps my breath fresher longer than your average tooth paste. That clean feeling in your mouth also lasts longer. I started using the powder while I was home for Christmas. I was eating plenty of rich and sweet foods all day long and after brushing only one time in the morning I would wake up the next day and my teeth were still smooth and I did NOT have morning breath. Amazing!