Homemade Natural Toothpaste

Homemade Natural Toothpaste

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Normally toothpaste you would buy at the store has TONS of chemicals and harmful ingredients. I encourage you to do some research on your own.  I choose to make natural toothpaste to avoid them, but there are brands out there that do not use chemicals. Convincing my husband to use the homemade version is a whole different story so down the road I will give you some recommendations on brands of toothpaste that do not use harmful ingredients since I do still purchase toothpaste for him.

This toothpaste recipe is one I came up with based on others I’ve tried and researched. There are many other versions of homemade toothpaste out there and I haven’t tried all of them yet but, I am really happy with the end result of this one. I do plan on experimenting more with others in the future and may even end up changing the recipe up a bit, even possibly making one just for kids. My only concern about this toothpaste and this is also why I don’t recommend allowing small children to use it (since they may not fully understand the concept of spitting out their toothpaste) is the essential oils. Typically you are not supposed to consume essential oils but if you are spitting out your toothpaste (which I hope you do!) you should be fine. The coconut oil is a carrier oil and dilutes the other essential oils but it never hurts to be safe with the little ones.

Homemade Natural Toothpaste
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Ingredients
  1. 5 teaspoons of Sodium Bentonite Clay *food grade*
  2. 2 teaspoons of Dead Sea salt
  3. 3 teaspoons of Himalayan pink salt
  4. 2 teaspoons of ground sage
  5. 1/3 cup of stevia powder
  6. 7-8 Tablespoons Organic Unrefined Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
  7. 8 drops of tea tree essential oil
  8. 40 drops spearmint essential oil
  9. 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
Instructions
  1. 1. Using a food processor or blender, blend your salts and sage until they have turned into powder, you can also use your mortar and pestle for this but it will take more time.
  2. 2. Mix dry ingredients together
  3. 3. If your coconut oil is hard, heat it up so it’s in liquid form. (Do not use your microwave; your oil will lose nutritional value if you do) *I headed mine up by placing the jar of coconut oil in a pot, filling the pot halfway with water, and heating the water over the stove, you don’t have to get the water to a boiling point, just warm enough to liquefy your coconut oil. I personally don't recommend fractionated coconut oil since it’s highly processed.
  4. 4. Once your oil is in liquid form, add about half of it to the dry ingredients and mix together. (Save the other half for after you add in your essential oils) * I do this because the coconut oil is used as a carrier oil for your other essential oils. Essential oils do not dissolve in water but they do dissolve in other oils. I also don't add all of the coconut oil just yet since it may make your toothpaste too watery
  5. 5. Add in your essential oils and stir
  6. 6. Depending on your toothpastes current consistency, continue to add more coconut oil while stirring the toothpaste do this until you reach a paste like state, adding too much oil will make it watery * If this happens you can add more Bentonite clay to get you back to the paste texture.
  7. 7. Store paste in a jar and use 2 times daily. Just dip your brush in your jar to get desired amount. To avoid getting bacteria from your toothbrush into your jar of toothpaste, you can store your toothbrush in a small amount of hydrogen peroxide then rinse with water before dipping into your toothpaste jar.
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Here is some information on how this toothpaste is helpful in achieving oral health

Sodium Bentonite Clay- Sodium Bentonite is capable of absorbing more toxins than Calcium Bentonite because of its ability to swell more. Both are very beneficial in different ways but Sodium Bentonite would be the better option for toothpaste. It is said that it comes from volcanic ash and it absorbs harmful bacteria. It binds to heavy metals, removes toxins, helps re-mineralize your teeth and also can help whiten teeth naturally over time.

Dead Sea Salt and Himalayan Pink Salt- All of the dry ingredients especially the salts in this toothpaste help scrub your teeth from plaque and food build up. Dead Sea salt contains a high amount of minerals which can be very beneficial for your teeth. Himalayan Pink Salt is one of the purest forms of salt and also has a very high mineral content. It is often used for oral rinses and it too helps remove toxins.

Sage- Is anti-Fungal, and an astringent and has been used for centuries to freshen breath. It can also help whiten teeth naturally over time.

Coconut Oil- Is antimicrobial and very helpful in fighting tooth decay and inhibits the growth of certain bacteria.

Tea Tree Oil- has antibacterial properties, can help freshen breath, and can be helpful against gingivitis and plaque

Spearmint Oil and Peppermint Oil-Antibacterial and antifungal both are great to give you a fresh clean mouth. Both are helpful in easing pain especially with swollen achy gums and they make your breath smell wonderful of course!

It may not be the prettiest toothpaste with sparkly crystals or bleach white like you may be used to but it works really well and you know exactly what is in it! I actually love how my teeth feel after brushing with it and have had to use tube toothpaste a few times recently. I was actually grossed out by the taste of the store bought brand…. apparently I’ve become very spoiled! The store brand was way to strong too!

Oh and one more thing, since its getting cold out your toothpaste may solidify due to the coconut oil, you can use a small spoon or popsicle stick to get in onto your brush and it will become paste like again once its in your mouth.

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