DIY Breath Freshener

breath-freshenerWe all have a case of bad breath from time to time. That one extra garlic bread. The onion loaded burger. Or too much strong coffee in the morning. Our mouths can’t always smell minty fresh. But with this handy breath freshener, you can keep it in your purse or at work discretely. 

I always keep a small personal care bag at work. It includes several things like a tide pen, BB cream, female products, oil blotting sheets, and this breath freshener. I interact with a lot of people during the day, but also like to eat korean food and drink lots of coffee and tea. So I need to keep my breath fresh all the time.

Let’s talk about the active ingredients in this recipe:

Raw honey

Regular honey that you would use in tea or foods is not the kind that you want to use in your bath and body products! Raw honey is the purest form, straight from the honeycomb. It has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.  It soothes sore throats (hot honey water anyone?). It helps improve digestive health and boost your immunity. When used topically, it helps heal wounds, and acts as an antibacterial product.

Essential Oils

The essential oils listed below all have antibacterial and antiseptic properties. My favorite are combo 1 and 5. Combo 1 leaves your mouth feeling like your typical kind of breath freshener. And combo 5 lifts up my mood while also freshening my breath. Double power!

This recipe will take you less than 10 minutes to make, and you won’t have to use those breath freshening strips or chew gum. Just a few spritzes, and you’re ready to go! Fight those bad breath germs the clean, non-toxic way!

DIY Breath Freshener

  • Servings: 4 oz
  • Time: <10 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4oz mist spray bottle (where to buy)
  • 3 fl. oz. distilled water
  • 1/2 tsp raw honey (where to buy)
  • 20 drops e.o. (see below)

Combo 1: peppermint + spearmint

Combo 2: peppermint + lavender + clove

Combo 3: spearmint + lime

Combo 4: cinnamon + orange

Combo 5: lemon + lavender


  1. Fill 4oz mist spray bottle with distilled water.
  2. Add raw honey. Stir and mix well.
  3. Choose one of the above combinations and add essential oils.
  4. Shake before use.

As always, please practice safety when making DIY recipes. Also see my disclosure and disclaimer page. What works for me may not necessarily work for you. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns. This post includes affiliates links. This means that if you purchase the item using my link, I receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. I will only post products that I have personally used and would recommend. The small commission helps run this blog and its activities. Thank you!

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