I hope you get a chance to try this natural toothpaste recipe – It’s fluoride free, and leaves your mouth feeling very fresh and clean.
What you’ll need:
1 tbsp Baking soda
1 tbsp Organic extra virgin coconut oil (cold pressed / unrefined) – Coconut oil is better than toothpaste according to this new study. (Plus it leaves your lips nice and soft)
10 – 15 drops Spearmint essential oil – You can also use peppermint – I like spearmint because it’s more mild, slightly sweeter and considered more safe. Spearmint, like many other essential oils, has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties
2 tsp Xylitol (optional – but makes it taste more like regular toothpaste.) Xylitol is a plant-based sweetener which is proven to reduce tooth decay, remove plaque and tartar. It’s also said to whiten teeth. Read about more of its benefits here.) Make sure the xylitol you use is extra fine powder and not crystals. After looking for this for a while I finally found Kal brand fast disolving xylitol at the Vitamin Shoppe – I’m sure it can be found easily online.)
Jar to mix everything in
Measuring spoons / spoon for mixing
How to make it:
Mix everything up in your jar and voila – you have yourself some toothpaste!
Make sure to cap the jar so that the essential oil stays fresh. This amount will last about a week or two for one person.
Let me know if you try it!
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