Of course you can make your own toothpaste!

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doTERRA On Guard Whitening Toothpaste

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

 

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