Benefits Of Homemade Toothpaste

homemade toothpasteMost people use store bought toothpaste and don’t think twice about it.  However, even though the ADA has approved it, there may be a few downsides. Have you ever thought about homemade toothpaste?  Probably not.  It has never crossed most people’s minds that they can make their own toothpaste.  The advantages of making your own are that it won’t contain some of the problematic ingredients found in store bought like glycerin, saccharin, sodium laurel sulfate and fluoride. Plus, it will save you money in the long run!

How To Make Your Own Toothpaste

You may find many recipes for homemade toothpaste online and in stores. Homemade toothpaste is also effective at whitening and re-mineralizing teeth.  A basic recipe that uses all natural ingredients but works will to clean and protect teeth from decay is as follows:

8 ounces of baking soda

11 ounces of finely ground sea salt

1 ounce peppermint essential oil

Distilled water

Add your baking soda, finely ground sea salt, and peppermint essential oil to a small container. Stir the ingredients to combine them. Pour in distilled water one tablespoon at a time and stir thoroughly after each tablespoon. Continue adding water until it has become a paste. Cover the container and use up to 30 days.

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