Hey there lovely readers,
As a follow up to a recent post I wrote on natural dental care, here is a toothpaste recipe for all of those DIY mavens in the house. This recipe is very simple and, I must say, leaves you feeling extremely gratified because you can make something (*you thought*) only giant corporations with names that rhyme with ‘best’ and ‘tollgate’ could produce.
Go on and try your hand at this toothpaste, even for the sake of saying you did. If you realize the handmade stuff is not your thing, than as I suggested in my previous post, there are tons of great natural options out there (no assembly required). 🙂
2 Tbs baking soda (mild abrasive and whitener)
2 Tbs coconut oil (antibacterial and good for gums — use cold-pressed, virgin, and if possible organic)
1 Tbs vegetable glycerin (clear, odourless liquid produced from plant oils and can be easily purchased at your local health food store)
1/2-1 tsp of stevia (to sweeten, otherwise baking soda is bitter –optional)
20-25 drops of peppermint essential oil (or try other essential oils like clove or lemon)
Mix all together into a creamy paste. Store in a airtight jar, a squeezy bottle, or I like to use a tip that I got from nutritionista Meghan Telpner and use an empty toothpaste tube. Cut the end off of the tube, wash it out, dry, and fill with toothpaste. Seal with a food clip, or a toothpaste tube rolling key (as shown in picture).