Homemade toothpaste in two minutes

26 mrt

great toothpaste

My very own brand

Ever googled the ingredients of your toothpaste? Apparently many of them are not so healthy.

Since I didn’t find any scientific research on this I’m not sure the doses you take in with toothpaste is really problematic, but since homemade toothpaste is healthy for certain, I would go for that anyway.  Hunter gatherers apparently used gum and sticks to clean their teeth, and this is a method that comes close to that.

Other reasons why this homemade toothpaste is worth while:

-It’s cheaper than regular toothpaste (I compared with Colgate, you don’t safe much but still some),
-It’s organic, non animal tested and fair-trade.
-You can make it in two minutes.

Oh and you can make up your own brand name, like I did!

Two ingredients

You need two things for homemade toothpaste: coconut oil and baking soda. Essential oil is optional.

toothpaste ingredients

 

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Baking soda

Baking soda (don’t mistake for baking powder!) is a very mild abrasive which aids in cleaning and whitening teeth, and in restoring pH balance. Coconut oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal.

How to make it: just put the oil and baking soda together in a 1:1 ratio. Add a few drops of essential oil to give it a taste, like peppermint, if you want.

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Coconut oil

What about fluoride?

This toothpaste doesn’t contain any fluoride. It’s proven that fluoride works very well against cavaties. But the question is if you need something that strong, especially if you don’t take refined sugar. I’ve been using this stuff for two years and have been checked regularly by a dentist, my teeth were absolutely fine –  no cavities or any other problems.

Where to buy the ingredients:

Baking soda:
online in the Netherlands  and at this place in Amsterdam
online in US

Coconut oil:
online is much much cheaper than at any supermarket.
In the Netherlands this is the oil I use and it’s really good!
in the US

Essential oil:
Netherlands: online and at De Tuinen (and many other places)
US: online

Let me know how you get on with this, or if you have any other suggestions!

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