Make Your Own Natural Toothpaste

Most toothpaste contains sugar, fluoride, artificial colors, and other harmful ingredients that are best avoided.  Instead of using the toxic commercial varieties, why not make your own?  It’s simple and quick.  Once you have the essential oils needed you can use them to make the toothpaste or tooth powder, which more accurately describes it, for years to come.  Here’s how:

 

Natural Tooth Powder Recipe

˝ cup baking soda

10 drops pure peppermint essential oil (this is not the same as peppermint extract or fragrance oil.  Also, it should be a high quality food grade essential oil, which is available from many health food stores)

5 drops pure myrrh essential oil (optional, also available in many health food stores)

Mix all ingredients in a small jar with a lid, cover, and shake well to disperse oils throughout.  Use a small amount on a damp toothbrush the way you would use toothpaste.

 

The peppermint essential oil helps freshen breath, kill bacteria, and clear sinuses.  The myrrh oil is highly antibacterial and anti-fungal.  It is often used in the ancient healing arts of Ayurvedic Medicine.  The baking soda restores a natural, slightly alkaline pH balance to the teeth and gums and helps to whiten teeth.

 

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O12 days ago

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Beryl L
Beryl Ludwig13 days ago

Thank you

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Marija M
Marija M15 days ago

tks

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Shailja Mukhtyar15 days ago

perhaps a christmas gift to myself- good bye dentist !!

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Shailja M
Shailja Mukhtyar15 days ago

seams easy-- worth a try !!

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Lisa M
Lisa M15 days ago

Thanks.

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Lisa M
Lisa M15 days ago

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Glennis W
Glennis W15 days ago

Very informative Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W15 days ago

Great information and advice Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W15 days ago

Very interesting article Thank you for caring and sharing

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