How to Make a Natural Toothpaste with Essential Oils Posted on 09 Oct 12:57

We all want a white, bright smile and strong teeth. But did you know that some of the ingredients in toothpaste could be harming your teeth, and your health? It’s true. Here are just 3 toxic ingredients found in conventional toothpastes and what they can do to your healthy body:

  • Fluoride - Supposedly, this is the ingredient you count on to keep your teeth strong, but some researchers have found that fluoride actually contributes to weakening of the teeth. Not only that but, while generally considered to be safe, many believe this substance poses a threat to overall health as a neurotoxin.
  • Titanium Dioxide - Most white toothpastes contain this ingredient. It is how they get that “pearlesque” color. But titanium dioxide is a known carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). It’s also completely unnecessary and is only used for aesthetic purposes.
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - This is what causes those foaming bubbles in your mouth when you brush. It’s also what causes floor cleaners to bubble. Yuck! There’s no reason this ingredient needs to be in your mouth. It is a known skin irritant that may also cause canker sores.


GO NATURAL

There are plenty of benefits to making your own all-natural homemade toothpaste. Not only will you avoid the three toxic ingredients listed above, you’ll also avoid the many other nasty things found in conventional pastes (those 3 toxins were just a few). Trying these natural toothpaste recipes will make brushing much gentler on your teeth and gums. It will also help keep your body clear of known toxins and will even help your pocketbook! Just think of all the money you’ll save using the very common and inexpensive ingredients found in these recipes. You probably already have most of them in your pantry right now! Have a look:

HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE RECIPES

Strengthening CinnaMint Toothpaste

  • 3 Tbsp amla powder
  • 1 tsp organic Xylitol powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp liquid coconut oil
  • Filtered water as needed to thin
  • 5-10 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 5-10 drops Myrrh essential oil
  • 5-10 drops Cinnamon essential oil

Whitening Brightening Toothpaste
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Charcoal powder will stain EVERYTHING. This includes counter tops, clothing and any dental veneers, caps or crowns. Take precautions while using this.

  • 3 Tbsp charcoal powder
  • 2 Tbsp liquid coconut oil
  • 1 tsp organic Stevia powder
  • Filtered water as needed to thin
  • 10-15 drops Parsley essential oil
  • 10-15 drops Spearmint essential oil

Freshening Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

  • 1 Tbsp fine sea salt
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp liquid coconut oil
  • 1 tsp organic Stevia powder
  • Filtered water as needed to thin
  • 5-10 drops Tea Tree essential oil
  • 10-15 drops Clove essential oil
  • 5-10 drops Peppermint essential oil

DIRECTIONS FOR ALL RECIPES

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Stir in water until you reach the constancy of regular toothpaste. Use enough water so that the mixture is not gritty. Pour into a mason jar and seal it for later use.

THE POWER OF MINT

Have you ever wondered why toothpastes are commonly mint flavored? It’s not just because mint has the ability to fresh your breath or because it tastes great. Mint (all varieties) is actually one of nature’s most powerful antiseptics. Especially good for use in the mouth, spearmint and peppermint are also antibacterial which means that they help to kill the germs that cause bad breath and gum disease.

TRY IT FOR YOURSELF

You can follow these natural toothpaste recipes exactly or experiment with your own favorite essential oils to find something that works best with your preferences. Choose from any single oil, and add it to the base recipe or try a blend. The options are limitless!

As always, you can depend on Healing Solutions to supply only the highest quality products at prices you can afford. Unlike many essential oils out there, all of our essential oils and blends are tested and verified to be 100% Pure Therapeutic-Grade, which means that you’ll never receive a product diluted with fillers or harmful chemicals.

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