Today I am making our favorite toothpaste recipe. I first started making my own toothpaste after getting frustrated that I couldn’t find a store bought brand that didn’t have questionable ingredients, including: sweeteners, Triclosan, Glycerin, Surfactants, artificial colors/dyes flavors and Fluoride.
We’ve all been told that we need fluoride for our teeth. Our toothpaste tubes claim fluoride as the active ingredient that protects against tooth decay. Our water is fluoridated. Some dentists even prescribe fluoride pills. Unfortunately, though, fluoride appears to do much more harm than good. Fluoride dangers are real. Fluoride can damage health and fertility, destroy bones and teeth, and cause early puberty in children. It has been linked to thyroid issues, bone damage, arthritis,
lower IQ, brain damage, alzheimer’s, destroying the male reproductive system and it is poison. In fact on toothpaste labels it says to call poison control if ingested.For those of us who have sought a more natural option. You can find many brands that claim to be natural but you must keep in mind that most store brands are owned by 1 of 8 companies and remain loaded with questionable ingredients.
This toothpaste is made of natural, organic, raw, plant-based ingredients. You will find this recipe whitens, polishes and rebuilds enamel so you can proudly show off your smile.
To do this yourself start by melt 6 tablespoons coconut oil then remove from heat then add;
- 4 tablespoons of diatomaceous earth
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoons bentonite clay
- 1/4 teaspoon green Stevia powder
15 drops of
- peppermint essential oils
- 15 drops myrrh essential oils
Elemental Tip: I stir after I add each ingredient to ensure that everything is even and dissolved by the end. After it’s all mixed you can fill up a silicone tube/mason jars like i’ve done here. I must say that we most often opt for reusable glass jars in our home, this was for a client who prefers tubes.
- Coconut oil has antibacterial properties
- Diatomaceous earth remineralizes teeth
- Baking soda whitens teeth
- Bentonite clay is used to detoxify your mouth
- The rest is all for flavor that is natural, healthy and refreshingly awesome.