Are you concerned about all of the chemicals and other unknown ingredients in commercial toothpastes? Yet, you still want a bright white smile and nice, hard, healthy teeth. What is the answer? You can't stop brushing entirely. That would lead to halitosis, gum disease, and cavities galore the next time you go to the dentist. It won't make you very popular in your work and social circles, either. The best thing to do is to make your own, all natural toothpaste and use that every day.
The good news is that there are several ways to make a totally natural, healthy toothpaste that not only whitens your teeth very well, but also re-mineralizes and hardens them, making them virtually cavity-proof. Here are three such toothpaste recipes you can try. Whip them up at home, choose the one you like best, and watch the smile on your dentist's face when they see how great your teeth are at your next checkup.
1. Healthy Brown Toothpaste
Can a toothpaste be brown and still be good? Of course! The basis of this toothpaste is bentonite clay, which according to BodyUnburdened.com, draws impurities from the teeth and keeps them protected from all types of environmental onslaughts. It's a pretty good whitener, too. Here's how you make it:
- 4 Tbsp coconut oil
- 4 tsp bentonite clay
- 3 tsp sesame oil
- 3 Tbsp baking powder
- 4 tsp calcium magnesium powder
- 15 drops essential oil of your choice for taste (peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, and fennel are all good choices)
- Put the coconut oil in a glass jar and set it in a pot of water on medium heat on the stove. Let it simmer in the water until it's melted.
- Take the jar out of the water, wipe it dry, and add all the other ingredients, stirring them together with a wooden spoon. Do not use a metal spoon, as this will strip the clay of its healing benefits.
- Once it's evenly mixed, put the jar in the refrigerator for five minutes. Remove and stir. Do this every five minutes for 15 minutes until the toothpaste is no longer runny, but nice and thickened.
- You can either keep the jar in the bathroom and dip your toothbrush in it to use the paste, or put the paste in a squeezable silicone tube to use like a traditional toothpaste.
2. Sea Salt Toothpaste
Sea salt is a super powered natural tooth whitener. Using it as the basis of this toothpaste recipe ensures sparkling pearly whites, and the trace mineral drops harden the teeth. Here's how you make it:
- 2 tsp genuine sea salt
- 2 Tbsp each baking soda, coconut oil, and calcium magnesium powder
- 10 drops trace mineral liquid (you can get it from a health food store)
- 20 drops peppermint oil
- 2 Tbsp xylitol for sweetness
- Melt the coconut oil for 30 seconds in the microwave. Pour it into a glass jar.
- Add the other ingredients to the jar and mix well with a wooden or metal spoon until smooth.
- Cool in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes until thick, but not quite solid.
- Keep in the bathroom in the jar. Wet your toothbrush and dip it in the toothpaste enough to get a pea-sized slab of it on the bristles whenever you brush your teeth (twice a day is still the ideal).
Homemade toothpaste is a great way to keep your teeth healthy and strong while avoiding questionable chemicals. You know exactly what goes into these two toothpaste recipes, and it's all good, pure ingredients.
Go ahead and whip up a batch of one or both of them. See which one you like best and use it consistently. Your next visit to the dentist should be a very happy one.