What’s in your toothpaste? Im sure you’ll see at least Glycerin and Sodium flouride…right? Let me tell you a little info about them both. Glycerin, sounds nice by giving your toothpaste a creamy texture and coats the teeth for “protection”, but it also stops re-enamalization (cavities can not self-heal). Yeah, think about that…cavities…self-heal? They absolutely can, and here’s how. Sodium flouride is a by-product of aluminum manufacturing that is also found in rat poisons and industrial pesticides. Yikes!
So here is a recipe that is super simple to make, will keep your teeth nice and white and make your whole mouth happy…minus all the BS!
What you’ll need:
- ½ Cup Coconut Oil
- 2-3 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp Xylitol, blended into a fine powder (plus more to taste) (optional)
- 10 drops of Essential Oils (peppermint, cinnamon and orange are the yummiest)
Melt the coconut oil on a low heat. I used a double-boiler method by putting the coconut oil in the glass container (my measuring cup), and then placing the container into a pan of lightly, simmering water.
Remove from heat once melted, and stir in baking soda.
In a coffee grinder or blender, blend the xylitol into a fine powder so that it easily dissolves. Add the xylitol–Feel free to add more if you’d like it sweeter. (optional)
Add Essential oils (I added peppermint EO)
Once the mixture has solidified, give it another good stir (the baking soda may be settled on the bottom.)
And there you have it folks! It took a while for it to solidify. I just left it on the counter while at work and it was ready for me by the time I returned home 🙂
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