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It’s easier than you think to make your own Homemade Natural Toothpaste. I have tried a lot of natural toothpastes and I keep coming back to this recipe.
Why do we need a natural or “clean” toothpaste?
Our mouths are one of the most absorbent parts of our bodies. So even though we are spitting out the toothpaste, it still has time to absorb into our systems. Think of homeopathic or sublingual medicines that are held in the mouth to be absorbed into the body.
Let’s look at some of the ingredients in conventional toothpastes.
This has long been the conventional answer to avoiding cavities. It has come under much controversy in recent years.
This report reviewed the effects of fluoride and found that fluoride has a potential to cause major health problems and only a modest effect of preventing cavities.
For me, it is better to be safe than sorry on this one. Especially since there are other ways to prevent cavities and remineralize teeth.
I personally use a filter for our drinking water, in our shower and in our bathtub to remove the fluoride. We have a whole house water filter on our wish list so that all the water we use will be free of fluoride and other contaminants.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate:
These are surfactants that give toothpaste it’s foaming action. They have been linked to mouth ulcers and canker sores.
These are chemicals used to sweeten food. They may slow your metabolism (I know I don’t need any help here!), increase your cravings for sweets and carbs, decrease good gut bacteria, increase inflammation and more.
This is an aggressive antibacterial agent. The European Union and other countries have banned this ingredient. It is a hormone disruptor and could be causing bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics.
Many toothpastes also contain artificial colors and flavors.
Here is how I make my own:
See below the recipe for where to find the ingredients.
Easy Natural Toothpaste
- 5 T. Dolomite Powder
- 2 T. Baking Soda
- 3 T. xylitol powder
- 1/4 Cup coconut oil adjust this based on consistency you prefer
- optional: 30-40 drops essential oils I use cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint or clove
Mix the dry ingredients first, then use a fork to blend in the coconut oil and essential oils if using.
I keep mine in a glass jar and use a small spoon to scoop it out.
Here’s where to find the ingredients:
Dolomite Powder-this is a natural calcium-magnesium powder.
Xylitol Powder-this is an all natural sweetener made from birch. This helps the taste of the toothpaste and fights plaque.
For essential oils I use Rocky Mountain Oils or Orawellness HealThy Mouth Blend-the HealThy Mouth Blend is a mix of organic, essential oils that help restore the natural balance of microbes that live in our mouth, helps bad breath and stops tooth decay.
According to this article, coconut oil inhibits the growth of bacteria which is a major cause of tooth decay.
With love + gratitude,