Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Make your own toothpaste


COMMERCIAL TOOTHPASTE INGREDIENTS: SODIUM FLUORIDE 0.15% W/V FLUORIDE ION, BAKING SODA, GLYCERIN, HYDRATED SILICA, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, SILICA, SODIUM BICARBONATE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, SODIUM SACCHARIN, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, WATER.

Ingredients:
  1. 2 tbs coconut oil
  2. 2 tbs baking soda
  3. Peppermint essential oil — at least 10 drops

Directions:

  1. Soften your coconut oil on the stove top.
  2. Pour into a little glass container — a baby food jar works great!
  3. Add the baking soda and peppermint oil and stir.
  4. Stir every 5-10 minutes or so until the coconut oil hardens again –otherwise the baking soda will fall to the bottom: this is the tricky part.
Coconut oil is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial.  It is also full of nutrients such as lauric acid and saturated fat! and vitamin K and E that your body needs!  And baking soda is a very low abrasive to get your teeth clean!  I checked out this chart made from a dentist at Save your Smile and baking soda is a “7″ on the abrasive scale on a scale from 1 – 250.