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Get away from store-bought toothpaste with 2 easy recipes

2 Easy Recipes

Let me ask you a question. Would you put a product on your body that you knew could form a carcinogen or cause malformations in your children? Well, that’s what we are getting from many of the store-bought toothpaste brands we buy every day. Here’s why I started making my own toothpaste.

What’s wrong with traditional toothpaste?
Most toothpaste is poisonous if swallowed. That is our first red flag. Also, we all grew up believing fluoride was good for us and while it has been known to strengthen enamel, it is toxic. This inorganic chemical has been linked to many health issues.

Unfortunately, fluoride isn’t the only problem. Most toothpaste brands contain more harmful ingredients, including Propylene Glycol, DEA, Triclosan, and other toxins that will make you sick to your stomach.

What about store-bought natural options?
I know some of you are wondering why I don’t just buy natural toothpaste. When I initially tried to buy natural alternatives, I noticed that nearly all of them contained carrageenan. I am not a fan of this gelatin alternative. You can find it in vegan and vegetarian dairy and even baby formula, among other things. It is extracted from red edible seaweed and is hard on your digestive system.

Carrageenan can also cause inflammation and gastrointestinal diseases. Research suggests that carrageenan may be harmful if consumed on a regular basis.

No Bueno for carrageenan!

This led me to make my own, inexpensive alternatives, which I love! These two pH balancing toothpaste recipes will for sure leave your mouth clean, cool, and fresh!

Main ingredients:
Coconut oil – Antibacterial
Baking soda – Teeth whitener and prevents tooth decay
Peppermint oil – Great minty fresh flavor
Bentonite clay – Antibacterial, remineralizes and polishes teeth

Option 1
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons baking soda
10 drops of peppermint oil
*You can add 1-2 drops of filtered water.

Combine all ingredients and store in a small airtight container. Depending on your preference, feel free to add more peppermint oil.

Get Away From Store-Bought ToothpasteTo use: Place a small amount of toothpaste on toothbrush and brush teeth gently. Because you are dipping your toothbrush in the container, you may want to make each family member their own toothpaste.

Option 2
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons bentonite clay
1 1/4 tablespoons filtered water
10 drops peppermint oil
*You can also add 1/2 tsp of sea salt, but I don’t. Pure sea salt is known to provide a gentle scrub and is an antibacterial.

Combine all ingredients and store in a small airtight container. Depending on your preference, feel free to add more peppermint oil.

To use: Place a small amount of toothpaste on toothbrush and brush teeth gently. Because you are dipping your toothbrush in the container, you may want to make each family member their own toothpaste.

6 Comments on Get away from store-bought toothpaste with 2 easy recipes

  1. Wow I have all these ingredients in my home Thanks Nic I will try this when I get home I uses the bentonite clay on my body as a toxin removing agent

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