If you’ve jumped on the DIY bandwagon, you might want to try this homemade toothpaste. Aside from actually doing a really good job at cleaning your teeth, here are a couple more things to smile about:
- It is chemical free. Yes, if you look at toothpaste labels that are on the market, you could find potentially harmful chemicals in the mix, such as triclosan, which has been linked to endocrine disruption and even antibiotic resistance. Another chemical that is found in many brands is fluoride, which you may not know, is actually toxic.
- It has no foaming agents. No sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), both of which may affect your taste buds and may even lead to canker sores.
- It really does reduce tooth decay and plaque.
- It’s cheap and affordable.
- Plus, homemade toothpaste is super simple to make.
- Not to mention that because it is chemical free, you can even share this toothpaste with the furry members of your family. Yep, your pets can use this toothpaste, too.
So, if you’re interested in making your very own homemade toothpaste, the ingredients and instructions are below:
What You Need:
- 6 tbsp coconut oil
- 6 tbsp baking soda
- 15-20 drops essential oil (Eucalyptus is a pretty good choice)
- 1 tsp stevia (or more if you like it sweeter)
- 1 tsp sea salt (finely ground)
What To Do:
It really is simple. Once you have the ingredients ready, all you have to do next is mix everything in a bowl. Mix it well until everything is really blended together. Then move your homemade toothpaste into a container with a tight lid—a mason jar would be perfect for this. Then you are ready to use and store.
Brush as you normally would. And smile when done!