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Easy, Fast DIY Toothpaste

beth April 16, 2013

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One activity most people could tell you these do at least once a day (often twice or thrice) is brushing their teeth. Just as with skin care products the quality of the toothpaste you use is very important to your overall health. The ingredients used in commercial brands are far from what you want to be putting in your mouth everyday. In order to get the best ingredients possible – you can make your own!

Common Undesirable Ingredients

The ingredients in toothpaste astound me. These are just a few of the most popular. Take a look at the back of your tube and see what you find.

Fluoride – Ever wonder why your label says “If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away”? Or why it recommends that you keep out of reach of children. Or why most children”s toothpaste are fluoride free? Fluoride is TOXIC.  Studies are showing us that fluoride consumption leads to lower intelligence  high cancer risk, problems with thyroid function, and a whole list of medical conditions. And unless you are using a filter – it”s in your water as well.

Aspartame – 100 times sweeter than sucrose this sweetener has been at the time of controversy since it hit the market.  Many times it safety has been called into question online casino without action. It is linked to brain damage among many other health issues.

Dyes – Toothpaste usually comes in colors to make it more visually appealing to the consumer. These dyes are documented to cause allergies, hyperactivity (especially in children), and be carcinogenic.

Make A Natural Toothpaste

You can make a natural toothpaste and avoid all these ingredients all together.

You will need:

((Note these measurements are not exact. I did some altering to get the flavor I liked but this gives you the http://www.phpaide.com/?langue=fr&id=17 general idea on amount))
  • 1/4 cup virgin, unrefined coconut oil
  • 8-10 drops of peppermint essential casino pa natet oil
  • 1 tbs sweetener of choice. I used honey. (I used some I had infused with cinnamon which was a nice touch flavor wise – the only point in this is to sweeten a little of the bitterness the baking soda gives. You can leave this out entirely.)
  • 2 large tbs organic baking soda

Directions:

Mix all your ingredients together! My coconut oil is usually room temperature and mixes easily. If yours is not, stirring it with a spoon will usually loosen it up. Blend everything together well and then place in your container for use.

I make small portions of this because I am not sure what the shelf life would be otherwise. Coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial (as well we some of the other ingredients) so that should help.

Don”t forget these ingredients are not written in stone. You could always add some other natural flavors in to make things better. If you do let me know because I would love to try them!

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I’m Kate, mama to 5 and wife to Ben.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  I’m also a big fan of “fancy” drinks (anything but plain water counts as ‘fancy’ in my world!) and I can’t stop myself from DIY-ing everything.  I sure hope you’ll stick around so I can get to know you better!

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