Mix ingredients in a glass jar. That's it! Put the lid on and store in your bathroom. To use: simply dip in your toothbrush and get to cleaning those choppers!
This a simple toothpaste recipe that I actually use to get my teeth clean. The secret ingredient? Minerals! We forget that teeth are living cells, just like the bones in our bodies. And many of us are deficient in minerals because the soils we grow our food in are deficient as well.
Baking soda is a cheap deodorizer and cleanser, while coconut oil is antimicrobial. The essential oil is there to add a touch of freshness. It makes for a pretty cheap and natural toothpaste :)
Variation: If you like, you can add 1 tsp xylitol to give your toothpaste a sweet taste. While xylitol has been shown to help with cavities, just be mindful that it is a sugar alcohol, so it might give you gas (it's a sweetener to keep an eye on if you are following FODMAPs, for example).
Variation: You can add 1-2 TBsp bentonite clay to your recipe if you like. Bentonite clay is useful for pulling toxins out of the body.
This toothpaste is great to use if you have sensitive teeth --- and if you do have sensitive teeth, be sure to use a brush (whether a manual or on an electric toothbrush) that has a soft head made especially for sensitive teeth. If you find that using an electric toothbrush paired with this recipe (or with any toothpaste that has baking soda) is too harsh, try using a manual toothbrush instead. Do be aware that certain foods can make your teeth more sensitive, such as acidic foods like lemons, limes, oranges, pomegranate, clementines, etc.
Happy brushing :)
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