How to Make Your Own Natural Toothpaste
Have you ever really thought about what’s in your toothpaste? I mean, you use it every day, so it must be safe, right?
Toothpaste actually contains quite a few harmful chemicals like triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), and diethanolamine (DEA), to name a few. Some of these chemicals are actually featured on our previous post 5 Harmful Ingredients in Soap and What You Can Use to Replace Them!
Brushing our teeth is a very important part of oral hygiene. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day, cleaning between your teeth once a day with floss or another interdental cleaner, replacing your toothbrush every three or four months, and making sure we eat a balanced diet.
We had previously featured various clever ways in which you could use coconut oil around the house. We thought we’d add one more way you can use it! You can make your own natural toothpaste using coconut oil and a few more ingredients you may already have in your pantry.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 6 tablespoons of baking soda
- 25 drops of your favorite essential oil (peppermint or grapefruit usually work great)
- 1 teaspoon of natural sweetener
What to do:
- Once you have all the ingredients, simply measure them and add them all into a bowl. Mix until it has a creamy texture.
- Pour the mixture into a glass jar or travel bottle, and you’re done!
To use your natural toothpaste you can simply dunk your bristles into the jar and pick up the desired amount. You can also go a little fancier and use a small spoon or popsicle stick to pick up some of the toothpaste and put some on your toothbrush.
Wellness Mama also features a great remineralizing natural toothpaste recipe that’s definitely worth trying. These recipes are great for whitening your teeth and improving your oral health. If you’ve tried making your own natural toothpaste, or if you have your own recipe you want to share, we’d love to hear more about your experiences in the comments below!