Toothpaste. You brush your teeth with it. It usually has tooth-decay-fighting fluoride in it. It’s usually minty fresh.
While we consider toothpaste a necessity, perhaps some of the ingredients in it are not. Like all the added sugars, for example. While fluoride can be beneficial, some people are allergic to it or just simply wish to avoid it.
With this toothpaste I have combined the idea of oil pulling and the magic of baking soda. Making your own toothpaste is simple and only requires a few ingredients.
- 5 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 5-10 drops peppermint essential oil
- (if desired) 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Mix all of your ingredients in a bowl, making sure to whisk out any lumps that may be in the coconut oil.
- Place into a squeezable container, and try out your new toothpaste!!
Please keep in mind that I am not a dentist. The purpose of this post is to offer a simple alternative to commercially available toothpaste. Also, do not ingest essential oils! Just like manufactured toothpaste isn’t meant to be swallowed, neither is this toothpaste. Please act responsibly!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you give it a try!