Sunday, September 7, 2014

Homemade toothpaste - the healthy way of taking care of your teeth

Hello all - how's it hanging?

Today I have a great post for you!
I'm gonna tell you how to make your own toothpaste using just 2 (if you want, 3) ingredients.
As many of you know I love anything homemade which also takes care of our environment. So when I found this recipe for homemade toothpaste I was instantaneously curious.
For the last two weeks I've been trying a method called "Coconut Oil Pulling" - this means that every night after you've brushed your teeth, you take a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it around for 15 to 20 minutes. After a week I saw improvements; my teeth were already whiter and felt a lot cleaner. However, 15 minutes is a long time, and many nights I forgot and had to stay up an extra 15 minutes to do it - which meant loosing 15 precious minutes of sleep.
That was when I found this recipe for homemade coconut oil toothpaste - it works just as great and doesn't take quite as long.

First of all, let me tell you a little about store-bought toothpaste:
Store-bought toothpaste - although advertised as the best product to keep your mouth hygiene up to speed - is not the best way to take care of your precious choppers.
In fact, store-bought toothpaste contains Sodium Fluoride which has a negative effect on your bones and teeth and furthermore, in store-bought toothpastes, you'll also get Glycerin. Glycerin coats your teeth in such a way that they don't obtain the nutrients they need - in fact, one single coating of Glycerine will take 30 brushings to remove.
Scared? I was!

So I tried this simple recipe for making my own healthy toothpaste.
All you need are these 3 ingredients:

  1. Coconut oil (( can be bought in most grocery stores or health stores ))
  2. Sodium Bicarbonate (( can be bought in every grocery store next to the baking supplies ))
  3. (( OPTIONAL )) Minty oil (( can be bought a health stores or the pharmacy ))
All you do is pour 4-5 tablespoons of coconut oil in a glass jar container, add 6-7 teaspoons of the Sodium Bicarbonate and then 30-40 drops of the minty oil. Mix it all together and voilá - you're done!
The minty oil is optional, but it does add a nice flavour to the mix. However, I don't use it - as I forgot to buy it - and the mix does not at all taste bad. 
After a week or two you will notice your teeth are getting whiter and your mouth feels cleaner, that you don't need to go to the dentist as much and that your cavities (( if you have any )) don't hurt as bad. This is just a huge bonus - there's nothing to fear; just enjoy it!

Have fun and remember to show off that dazzling smile! 

Side note: 
Tomorrow's my birthday 
and I have a fun and different kind of post for you then 
- so remember to check back tomorrow :)

1 comment:

  1. Hello Natalie! Doesn't it feel great to show off your dazzling teeth every time you smile? And this simple recipe for homemade toothpaste could definitely help achieve it naturally. This is very much appreciated. Thanks for sharing!

    Pedro George @ Mirror Lake Family Dentistry