Toothbrush Cleaner with Essential Oils

Toothbrushes often get neglected when it comes to cleaning. Since we put them in our mouths everyday, we may want to make sure they get cleaned regularly. Here is an easy and all-natural way to clean your toothbrush with just a few simple ingredients.

Toothbrush Cleaner

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • Shot Glass or small glass bowl
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 drop antibacterial essential oil (some good oils to use include Protective Blend, melaleuca, or lemon)


  1. Fill the shot glass 3/4 full with hydrogen peroxide (enough to cover the toothbrush head). Add 1 drop of essential oil or blend.
  2. Stir the mixture with your toothbrush, and allow to sit for 8 hours (overnight works great!).
  3. After 8 hours, rinse your toothbrush off with running water, and enjoy the feeling of a clean toothbrush!

2 thoughts on “Toothbrush Cleaner with Essential Oils

  1. What if we don’t know if our toothbrush and bristles are BPA free, is this still ok to do with the essential oils?

    • The reason you shouldn’t use essential oils with plastic is because the oils can break down the plastic when they are used undiluted. This toothbrush cleaner is diluted enough that you should be fine to use it with your toothbrushes.

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