You’re smart if you are – I’ve written before about how by simply removing sugar and phytates from your diet can actually go a long way to prevent or reverse cavities.
But there may be ingredients lurking in your conventionally bought toothpaste that can be doing your teeth harm even though they’re touted as good.
To start, fluoride is a major issue these days. Flouride has always been given to people in water, in pills, and in toothpaste to help strengthen teeth. Heck, I even took fluoride pills as a kid.
Fluoride, a toxic chemical that has not actually been shown to reduce tooth decays in almost all brands of toothpaste these days. Fluoride also has been associated with thyroid damage.
It’s not worth the risk if you ask me.
Conventional toothpastes that claim to be all natural, despite being free of fluoride, often contain sulfites or sulfates or glycerin, which can prevent teeth from remineralizing.
Knowing all this, why not take the time to make your own natural toothpaste?
My All Natural Toothpaste Recipe
This recipe tastes pretty good and gets your teeth and gums perfectly clean, without the nasty toxins in conventional toothpaste.
All Natural Toothpaste Recipe:
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2-3 TBSP baking soda
- 2 small packets Stevia
- 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil
Here’s what you do with the ingredients:
- Melt coconut oil until soft.
- Mix in remaining ingredients and stir well.
- Put toothpaste into small glass jar.
- Let cool completely.
- When brushing teeth, simply dip toothbrush in and pull out a small amount of toothpaste.
- Brush as usual and rinse.
Benefits of Using This All Natural Toothpaste Recipe
There are many benefits to making a toothpaste recipe for you and your family right at home.
The ingredients used in this recipe don’t cost very much per serving. Conventionally bought toothpaste can be sold for as much as $5 and a family of 4 will blast through that in no time.
This toothpaste recipe will likely cost you about $3 per jar.
2. Will whiten your teeth
Coconut oil and baking soda and renewed for making your teeth whiter by removing the stains from foods and beverages you’ve consumed.
3. Is antibacterial.
Coconut oil is a well known antibacterial agent. We discussed this when I discussed the benefits of oil pulling using coconut oil.
Making a toothpaste with coconut oil at home is one more way to make sure your teeth and gums don’t have any nasty bacteria lurking around on them – even ones conventional toothpaste could have left behind.
4. Contains no toxins.
Store bought toothpaste contains Fluoride, a toxic chemical added to our water and toothpaste for the sake of better teeth and gum health. The issue is that there are no scientific studies proving that Fluoride has any benefit to our oral health at all.
There is a theory that as a society we simply have an excess of Fluoride we need to dispose of, so the government decided to add it to our water supply and claim that they were doing us a big favor.
This caused toothpaste manufacturers to hop on board and add it to their products.
To learn more about the fluoridation conspiracy check out this video:
A good toothpaste will not only clean your teeth but leave your mouth feeling fresh and will get rid of bad breath naturally.
As you can see, there are many benefits to using this all natural toothpaste recipe. Make some at home for your family and give it a shot!