Have you ever wondered if there was a natural alternative to the toothpaste you buy at your local grocery store?
I did, once I read the warnings against swallowing commercial toothpaste, and the ingredient lists that included fluoride.
My first attempt was a mixture of baking soda, xylitol and Peppermint essential oil. It was OK. It did the trick. But it wasn’t really toothpasty. In other words, the consistency was a little strange, to say the least!
Another version involved adding Bentonite Clay. And I’m just not sure I want clay in my mouth.
Adding coconut oil to anything is always a bonus, so there was another experiment that involved coconut oil, Bentonite clay, Xylitol and (the ever-present) Peppermint essential oil. See above comment regarding clay.
The final product I settled on was equal parts of baking soda and coconut oil, Peppermint oil and Xylitol to taste. This recipe works really for me!
I recently learned that Juniper Berry essential oil helps to tighten up your gums, so I add a couple of drops to my toothpaste to assist with that. Next time I mix up a batch, though, I’ll add the Juniper Berry to that.
This always makes me smile!
Shanice – I Love Your Smile