I love this homemade toothpaste recipe! It cleans your teeth well and it is anti-bacterial with the Thieves essential oil blend and the xylitol added. Xylitol has been shown to eradicate harmful bacteria in the mouth, which helps to prevent plaque build- up and tooth decay. This toothpaste also helps to prevent cavities and inflammatory gum disease.

This is a fluoride free toothpaste, which I highly recommend for all of us to be using! Did you know that on the back of any fluoridated commercial toothpaste, that there is a warning stating: If you accidentally swallow more toothpaste than used for regular brushing, seek professional help or call poison control center immediately! Do you or your children want to be using something in your mouth on a daily basis that has this warning on the label?

Using natural toothpaste and other dental items is another way we can decrease our toxic exposure! Fluoride has potential health risks to us. Please read this article by Dr. Mercola for more detailed information regarding fluoride concerns:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/02/19/fluoride-toothpaste.aspx

Some non-fluoridated toothpastes may have other toxic ingredients in them instead of fluoride, such as propylene glycol, parabens, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, etc. Always read your labels and be aware of the ingredients of the personal care items that you are applying to your skin and placing in your mouth!

Making your own toothpaste is so easy and best of all there are no toxic ingredient concerns.

Recipe:

½ cup coconut oil

3 TBSP baking soda (aluminum free)

1 TBSP xylitol

10 drops Thieves essential oil blend (peppermint essential oil can also be used or substituted for the Thieves blend)

Recipe for Thieves essential oil blend:

http://beautifulhealingjourney.com/recipes/thieves-diy-essential-oil-blend

Melt the coconut oil on the stovetop, once melted remove from heat.  Then add the baking soda, xylitol, and essential oils. Once mixture has solidified, stir well again and place in small glass jars. Use a clean little spoon to scoop up toothpaste instead of dipping your toothbrush into the mixture. This will help to keep your toothpaste clean and prevent bacteria build up.

 

 

This does not foam up like regular toothpastes because it is only made from natural ingredients but I believe it cleans far better than any store- bought toothpaste. Use it as you would any toothpaste.

You may also store your toothpaste in these handy silicone squeeze tubes:

https://www.amazon.com/Luxii-Silicone-Approved-Refillable-Squeezer/dp/B06ZZBRMPP/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=silicone+squeeze+tubes+for+toothpaste&qid=1569012597&sr=8-1

 

Other Resources:

https://www.amazon.com/Xylitol-Powder-Sugar-Free-Sweetener/dp/B01N2G79P9/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=xylitol&qid=1569012842&sr=8-9

 

 

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