How to make your own natural toothpaste!

Every year, new ads with newer, better, greater toothpastes pop up – but are they really that great? When you look a bit more closely and check out the small print on pretty much any toothpaste, you will read warnings like “Do not swallow” and “Keep out of reach of children” – that’s a bit scary, isn’t it?

Questionable ingredients in regular tooth paste

If you then read through the ingredients, you will notice that there’s a lot in most toothpastes that
1. won’t make your teeth healthier, some of the ingredients are at least controversial or even bad for your oral and overall health (e.g. aspartame, sorbitol, carrageenan, glycerin, plastic micro particles – and fluoride in small doses might be fine, but most of us get way too much and that can actually make your teeth brittle or even lead to fluoride poisoning )
2. is actually simply toxic, hence the warning on the tube. Did you know that ingesting half a tube of toothpaste can be deadly? 

And even if you follow those warnings, and manage not to swallow any of the toothpaste in your mouth – congratulations 🙂 – keep in mind that the mucus membrane in your mouth absorbs 

So what to do?

Easy: Make your own natural toothpaste, save money and never worry again. 

Benefits of the ingredients used in home made, natural toothpaste:

Baking soda:

= bicarbonate! NOT baking powder, whitens your teeth and is less abrasive than regular toothpastes. 

Xylitol or stevia:

Unlike sweeteners used in regular toothpaste, neither will actually cause tooth decay, they are also not acid forming like sugar – and xylitol will actually help reduce the amounts of sticky harmful bacteria in your mouth, and actually promote the growth of tooth-protective, non-acidic bacteria.
Side note: Studies report that xylitol can also prevent middle ear infections

Cold pressed organic coconut oil:

Antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, helps promote healthy teeth & gums in a 100% natural way. How refreshing!

Essential oils:

Make sure to use essential oils of therapeutic grade. Check with the manufacturer if you are unsure.
– thieves essential oil blend: cleansing, fights bacteria, boosts the immune system

  • spearmint / peppermint essential oil: cooling, energizing, stress-relieving, decongestant, supports digestion, has a protecting and slightly whitening effect on teeth, and of course for flavor and to freshen the breath. 
  • oregano essential oil: strong anti-bacterial and anti-septic qualities, boosts immune system
  • tea tree essential oil: fights plaque, gum disease and oral candida (yeast infection), use it as a mouthwash too. 
  • fennel: cooling, soothing, sweet and refreshing

RECIPE HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN, NON-TOXIC, INEXPENSIVE TOOTHPASTE

Ingredients for making toothpaste at home:

3 TBSP baking soda (= bicarbonate! NOT baking powder) 

xylitol or stevia, to taste

3 TBSP cold pressed organic coconut oil

15-20 drops essential oils of you choice

Procedure to make your own toothpaste:

  1. In a bowl, stir together the baking soda and xylitol. 
  2. Add coconut oil and stir until well combined. The xylitol should dissolve quite easily, especially if your coconut oil is room temperature. 
  3. Stir in essential oils. 
  4. Fill into a container of your choice. A glass jar is fine however not too hygienic if you are sharing the toothpaste with other members of your house hold. Use an empty tube, a squeeze bottle with a fairly large nozzle or a ziplock bag instead: fill the paste into one corner of the bag, tie it off and then cut off the tip of the bag. 
  5. Voilà, you just made your own toothpaste! 

Now over to you!  What is your favorite toothpaste flavour?

Comment below 🙂

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3 comments

  • Bei den leckeren Ölen könnte ich mir vorstellen auch mal einen Tropfen mit
    in den Tee zu geben 🙂
    Das wede ich mir auf jeden Fall auch zulegen. Danke für diese tolle
    Information.
    Herzliche Grüße aus Braunschweig

  • Rechnet es sich das selber zu machen, anstatt das einfach fertig (u.meines
    Wissens auch patentiertes!!) gekauftes “THIEVES” von Young Living-oils zu
    kaufen?? Dies ist ja ein Therapieöl von denen.

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