Modern medicine has come far – but in some cases when you look at the chemical list, it doesn’t sound so great.
For instance, look at the chemicals in toothpaste. Glycerin coats teeth but it also stops cavities from self-healing. Do you really want that?
Homemade toothpaste is worth a shot. It has a different taste that you have to get used to that’s a different sort of minty freshness, but you can also change around the flavors yourself.
A popular ingredient for homemade toothpaste is coconut oil. Coconut oil is all-around great for you; it’s heart-healthy and lowers risk of heart disease. Plus it gives that tropical flavor!
Another important ingredient in homemade toothpaste is baking soda, which helps effectively clean teeth.
Want to try some homemade toothpaste of your own like they used back in the day? Here’s a recipe (adapted from familysponge.com):
6 tablespoons coconut oil
6 tablespoons baking soda
25 drops peppermint essential oil
1 tsp stevia (or more based on taste)
Just mix together and store in a jar.
You can also replace the drops of peppermint oil with any other essential oil of your choice! That’s the fun part of making your own toothpaste. Enjoy!
Have you made your own toothpaste? How did it turn out?