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Make Your Own Natural Toothpaste

Your Toothpaste Can Be More Harmful Than You Think

Any dentist will tell you that brushing your teeth is a very important part of your daily routine since it keeps your teeth in top form and helps you maintain good oral hygiene. However, what they don’t often tell you is that many common toothpaste brands contain ingredients that may damage your health in the long-run.

Store-bought toothpaste often contains sodium hydroxide, titanium dioxide, synthetic dyes, artificial sweeteners, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and sodium fluoride, and each of these has been shown to be harmful to the body if ingested. However, the most dangerous offender of all is fluoride, which has been proven to present a whole range of complications.

Natural Toothpaste

That’s why I decided to stop buying toothpaste once and for all and to start making it myself instead. Making your own toothpaste isn’t as hard as it sounds, and is just as effective as any store-bought brand, without the harmful additives. I find that my own concoctions tend to taste much better as well, and I always keep a selection handy so that I can vary the flavor from one day to the next.

Here are 6 of my favorite natural toothpaste recipes:

1. Simple Toothpaste

Ingredients:

• 1 teaspoon of baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon of finely ground sea salt
• Some water
• Peppermint, citrus, or clove oil

Process:

1. Add the baking soda, sea salt, several drops of water, and a few drops of essential oil to a small bowl, and mix them well until thick paste forms.
2. Scoop the toothpaste onto your toothbrush, and then brush your teeth.
3. Keep making and using this simple toothpaste on a daily basis.

2. Coconut Toothpaste

Natural Toothpaste

Ingredients:

• 6 teaspoons of baking soda
• 2 tablespoons of warm coconut oil
• 1/4 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide
• Peppermint, citrus, or clove oil

Process:

1. Add baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, and an essential oil to a bowl then mix well until a fine paste forms.
2. If the mixture is dry, add some coconut oil; If it is runny, add a bit of baking soda.
3. Store the toothpaste in an opaque container.

3. Baking Soda Toothpaste

Ingredients:

• 2 tablespoons of baking soda
• 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
• 1 tablespoon of xylitol powder
• Trace minerals
• Peppermint essential oil
• Clove or cinnamon essential oil

Process:

1. Put the baking soda and xylitol powder into a bowl.
2. Add 30 drops of trace minerals and 20 drops of each essential oil to the bowl and mix well.
3. Store your homemade natural toothpaste in a glass jar.
4. Add a few drops of water to the mixture if it begins to dry out.

4. Vegan Toothpaste

Natural Toothpaste

Ingredients:

• 4 tablespoons of baking soda
• 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin
• 1/2 teaspoon of guar gum
• Peppermint, citrus, or clove oil
• 8 tablespoons of water

Process:

1. Put the baking soda, vegetable glycerin, guar gum, and water into a pot, then cook over low heat and stir for 5 minutes.
2. When the mixture becomes paste-like, let it cool.
3. Add some essential oil to the paste.
4. Store the toothpaste in a sterile jar at room temperature.

5. Bentonite Clay Toothpaste

Ingredients:

• 4 tablespoons of bentonite clay
• 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
• ½ teaspoon of sea salt
• Peppermint essential oil
• Filtered water

Process:

1. Add the clay, coconut oil, and sea salt to a small bowl and mix well.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of filtered water to the mixture and cream the ingredients together with a spoon back until it becomes consistent.
3. Add 10 to 15 drops of peppermint oil to the paste and mix again.
4. Store the toothpaste in an airtight container and use daily.

6. Advanced Natural Toothpaste

Natural Toothpaste

Ingredients:

• 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay
• 3 tablespoons of xylitol powder
• 4 Tablespoons of warm coconut oil
• Trace minerals
• Cinnamon and clove essential oils
• Water
• 30 drops concentrate trace minerals

Process:

1. Put the bentonite clay and xylitol powder in a bowl and mix it all well.
2. Add coconut oil, 30 drops of trace minerals, 20 drops of each essential oil, and 3 tablespoons of water.
3. Mix until smooth, then add some water if necessary.
4. Store the toothpaste in a glass jar and use it every day.

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