I really hate the strong taste of commercial mouthwash products. It concerns me also that you have to be very careful of children using them. This lead me to making my own.
The recipe is a very easy one and takes minimal ingredients. Best part is that with children, you can customize the flavors to make it something that they would enjoy using.
The basics of the recipe are as follows:
1 cup of water
4 tsp. of baking soda
a few drops of flavoring of your choice
For my own, I like using either a mint or clove essential oil in the mouthwash. the combination of baking soda and cloves give my mouth a wonderfully clean feeling.
If making it for a child, you may consider using a fruit flavoring. At a pharmacy, you may be able to purchase a bit of the flavorings, such as bubblegum, that they add to children’ liquid meds to make them taste better for the little ones.
I make each person their own mouthwash and put it into recycled drink bottles such as the ones with the sports cap.