Homemade toothpaste is made with just a few ingredients that you probably already have at home and it is so easy to make!! You will be amazed at how your teeth feel even the day after. It is also a lot cheaper to get your teeth pearly white than you think. Add this one secret ingredient to help whiten your teeth.
One reason to go natural is the effects of flouride which is in our water as well as our toothpaste. We are so bombarded by the chemicals in the environment in all areas of our lives, it is wise to go natural whenever you can. The US Department of Health and Human Services are finally coming to grips with the fact that flouride is not as beneficial as once believed and is actually causing harm to the public. Another ingredient in toothpaste to be concerned with is sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate. Sodium lauryl sulfate in research has affected people through organ toxicity, and skin irritation. It is used in up to 90% of the personal care products that "foam" like toothpaste, shampoo, soap and bubble bath. And the "natural and organic personal care products" also have it or a derivative of it as normally the second ingredient, although things have been changing in this arena.
Here is the simple recipe:
Mix ingredients together and put into a container. Put toothbrush into mixture when ready to use. Brush teeth as you normally would. You will feel a smoothness on your teeth that you won't feel from normal toothpaste.
There are benefits to these ingredients. Baking soda is abrasive so it gets plaque off and it counteracts tooth decay by changing the mouth's PH. Hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria and helps to whiten the teeth. Peppermint Oil has antiseptic properties. It removes bad breath and helps teeth and gums deal with germs. It is also useful for treating toothaches. And the coconut oil gives it a smooth texture so it is not so abrasive.
One that I can recommend if you don't want to make your own is Dr. Bronners Natural Toothpaste. It is 100% "natural" and is fluoride-free with a peppermint flavor.
To the Health of you Teeth......