This days everybody is careful with what we eat or even what we use in the house. Looking for healthy, organic products starting with cleaning supplies to soap, shampoos and anything else. Not all recipes that you find on Google will work, some of them they might actually do more damage.
All toothpastes contain a lot of harmful toxic ingredients:
Triclosan, a pesticide and hormone disruptor.
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which causes canker sores for many people.
Artificial colorings linked to ADHD and hyperactivity in children.
Fluoride, which can be toxic if swallowed and doesn’t even work in toothpaste.
Titanium dioxide, which is added to make a toothpaste white.
Glycerin, which isn’t toxic, but has no place in the mouth as it’s a soap that strips your body’s natural oral mucosa and leaves a film.
What to use in homemade toothpaste:
COCONUT OIL – which can help boost the microbiome in your gut (remember, the gut begins in the mouth!) and naturally prevent candida in the mouth.
CRUSHED CACAO NIBS – ideal toothpaste would be a chocolate toothpaste, since compounds in cacao beans promote a better mineralization than fluoride.
BENTONITE CLAY – which is a natural polisher rich in minerals that isn’t too abrasive. Don’t be afraid of putting “dirt” in your mouth — we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that we need to sterilize our mouths with mouthwashes that remove “99% of germs” but vibrant dental health is actually about achieving a balanced ecosystem of bacteria in your mouth, which protects us from illness and promotes tooth re-mineralization.
XYLITOL – for its abilities to reduce cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth. Just don’t add too much since it’s a sweetener — too much can reprogram your taste buds to crave too much sweetness.
BAKING SODA – for its alkalinity. Neutralizing these acids with vegetables and water is essential to maintaining proper pH in the mouth to encourage the right bacteria as well as protect enamel from decay. Baking soda has a pH of 9 to 11 (alkaline), so it helps to neutralize acids while not being too abrasive to teeth.
Essential oils, which aid in fighting plaque and gingivitis when used together with brushing and flossing.
Here area few recipes I found:
1. Natural Toothpaste Ingredients
About 1/2 cup coconut oil.
2-3 Tablespoons of baking soda.
2 small packets of stevia powder.
15-20 drops of peppermint or cinnamon essential oil.
10 drops myrrh extract (optional)
2. Natural Toothpaste Ingredients:
3 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoon neem powder
15 drops of mint essential oil
3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon xylitol
3. Natural Toothpaste Ingredients:
2/3 cup baking soda
1 tsp fine sea salt
1 – 2 tsp peppermint extract or 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil