Homemade Toothpaste

Photo Credit: Bobbi Misiti

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut oil - not liquid not completely solid, “stir-able”
  • 1/4 cup bicarbonate (baking soda)
  • 20-30 drops of your favorite essential oil - I like cinnamon oil (if not putting in cinnamon powder, or allspice, or peppermint & spearmint.
  • Optional addin: 1 TBSP white cosmetic clay, this helps to whiten teeth and pull toxins out of the mouth.
  • Optional addin: 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

Instructions

Stir together and store in a jar.

I also put a powdering of turmeric powder on my tooth brush — after dipping it in the toothpaste I dip my brush in turmeric powder – this helps to whiten teeth … although it momentarily makes your mouth quite orange.

Cooler weather a good time to try making your own deodorant and/or toothpaste. The base is coconut oil, if like myself, you don’t like a/c in the summer . . . the coconut oil becomes liquid. It then requires a little more working with, for example putting it in the fridge and then remembering to take it out with a little time to soften before you use it . . . I did discover this last summer for my deodorant; when it is semi-soft cut it into little squares then put it in fridge. You can take the deodorant squares right from the fridge and rub it into your underarms — it melts on skin contact. Anyway fall, winter, spring the deodorant and toothpaste is perfect consistency just sitting in my bathroom closet — so try these in those seasons first.

Why you want to make homemade toothpaste!

Most commercial toothpastes contain fluoride (toxic to our brains, studies show exposure to fluoride lowers IQ!) Also many toothpastes contain plastic micro-beads that get stuck under your gums and cause infections. Most toothpastes also destroy your mouth micro-biota — those good bugs in our gut we are learning about are also in our mouth and on our skin. Most dental products kill them off. And we now know that mouth infections are directly linked to heart health. Good reasons to make your own toothpaste that supports the mouth micro biome and does not contain any harmful effects.

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