Happy February to one an all! For the recipe of this romantic month, we have basil, coconut, and mint mouthwash tablets. While you are free to choose the mould of your choice, Mayca used a heart-shaped silicone mould, making these tablets a lovely handmade Valentine’s Day gift. These fizzy mouthwash tablets are perfect to use at home or on the go and are safe for the entire family. Below you’ll find the ingredients and steps you need to follow to make your own basil, coconut, and mint mouthwash tablets at home.

INGREDIENTS

For the basil, coconut, and mint mouthwash tablets, you’ll need:

  • 35g calcium carbonate
  • 10g sodium bicarbonate
  •  2g cream of tartar
  •  5g citric acid
  •  5g kaolin clay
  • 21g coconut oil
  • 10g cornflour
  • 5g glycerin
  • 3g stevia
  • 2g basil powder
  • 2g mint powder

With this recipe, you’ll be able to craft mouthwash tablets that with make keeping your teeth clean a breeze! All you need to do is chew, fizz, and rinse. We’re sure that you’ll love these tablets so much that you may just start carrying them with you everywhere. Their small size makes them easy for using on the go or storing in any bag. You can even skip the liquid mouthwash and reduce your liquid count on your next holiday flight.

PROPERTIES OF THE INGREDIENTS

Here we’ll explore the benefits of the main ingredients in these fun, fizzy tablets.

Basil

This fragrant herb isn’t only good for seasoning pasta and pizzas. As a matter of fact, basil is full of nutrients like vitamins A and K, calcium, iron and manganese. Depending on the variety of basil, there are varying health benefits associated with this herb. In regards to dental care, this herb helps inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay.

Mint

Often used in toothpaste and mouthwashes for its tingly feeling, mint also has plenty of beneficial health properties. This lovely green herb is rich in nutrients such as iron, vitamin A, manganese, and folate. Not to mention that mint is sometimes used to help fight off the common cold. Most importantly, mint can help mask bad breath and chewing fresh mint leaves can actually help kill bacteria in the mouth.

Coconut OIL

Coconut oil works well in natural cosmetics due to its gentle, healing properties. When it comes to dental care, this oil  has long been used in oil pulling. This ancient Ayurvedic dental technique requires you to swish oil around your mouth for 20 minutes on an empty stomach to remove bacteria. Coconut oil, therefore, can improve dental health with its anti-bacterial properties. As a result, it also helps keep bad breath at bay.

Kaolin Clay

Clays often make their way into face masks and creams, but you don’t always hear about them in dental care. Although you’d be surprised to know that clays can help keep your teeth healthy, too! Kaolin clay is a great ingredient for natural dental care as it’s fluoride-free. This clay can even help polish your teeth and thereby whiten them naturally. Furthermore, as kaolin clay is full of minerals it can strengthen teeth as it cleans.

OTHER INGREDIENTS

Chances are you’re curious as to how these natural ingredients cause a fizzy reaction. Well, the secret is a bit of chemistry and attention to detail. These ingredients work to create the perfect texture and that lovely clean feeling after you use these mouthwash tablets.

  • First of all, calcium carbonate is a natural dietary supplement used to strengthen your body’s bones, making these tablets better for your teeth.
  • Sodium bicarbonate (otherwise known as baking soda) is a powerful ingredient that helps naturally remove stains on teeth caused by coffee, tea, alcohol or other refreshments.
  • Cream of tartar works as a natural stabiliser for ingredients, often in powder form, and allows them to adhere together better.
  • Then, citric acid works to adjust the acidic and basic levels in a formulation, as well as, preserve cosmetic products.
  • A bit of glycerine helps improve the texture of the tablets and maintains moisture keeping them from drying out too much.
  • Finally, stevia adds a bit of natural sweetness to the tablets making them more pleasant to the taste. However, since stevia does not produce acids that eat away at your teeth, this sweetness is still safe enough for a dental care product.
CRAFTING YOUR MOUTHWASH TABLETS

As you’ll be chewing and therefore tasting these tablets, it’s important to use the right proportions of each ingredient. Always ensure that you are using an accurate digital scale for your homemade products. Following the method correctly will ensure that your basil, coconut, and mint mouthwash tablets turn out well and leave your teeth feeling nice and clean!

METHOD

Place all of the ingredients in a heatproof jug and use the bain-marie method to combine them. Once all of the ingredients are melted together, pour the mixture into a silicone mould of your choosing. Wait until the mixture sets and the tablets are solid. Remove the tablets from the mould and use them!

SAFETY NOTE

While this cosmetic product is for oral use, WapoBeauty does not take any responsibility if people swallow it or suffer from a negative reaction. You can always ask your dentist if you’d like a second opinion on whether or not these tablets are recommendable for you. All of the ingredients are natural but should be used in the correct way to ensure their effectiveness. Please, make sure that you chew the tablets for a few seconds and then rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. 

THE TAKEAWAY

With these basil, coconut, and mint mouthwash tablets you’ll love how simple it is to keep your teeth fresh and clean. We hope that you’ll try this recipe at home and share it with your loved one, as well. Leave us a comment below letting us know how your basil, coconut, and mint mouthwash tablets turned out! If you are searching for a little guidance on how to share your skincare talent with the world, learn more about WapoBeauty’s eBook on How to Sell Your Skincare Products Legally in Ireland and the EU. For more hands-on instruction on how to formulate and make safe and professional skincare products,  sign up for WapoBeauty’s upcoming Soapmaking Workshop. Join the ranks of past students who found this class valuable and rewarding

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Ashuni Pérez is an American writer based in Valencia, Spain. She has a passion for natural beauty and the environment. Ashuni loves to cycle and drink smoothies in the sun. Follow her on Instagram at @ashuuuuni