Let’s talk about Toothpaste!
All you really need is some baking soda and coconut oil to clean your teeth so why do companies add all these extra chemicals?
SLS, Fluoride, Aspartame, etc have all been linked to health issues when consumed in high doses so why would I even want a low dose of that in my body?? Fluoride accumulates in the body over time and you might be thinking “well I never swallow it” BUT no matter how little you think you swallow, everything in your toothpaste is still being absorbed through your gums…
I have been making my own toothpaste with coconut oil, baking soda, bentonite clay, xylitol and either Peppermint, Orange or Spearmint Essential Oils and my teeth have never been cleaner. There’s no need to brush your teeth with garbage, make some super inexpensive toothpaste and mouthwash right in your own home! You can even customize it by adding trace minerals or magnesium spray for added benefits that you aren’t likely to find in something store bought!
I hate measuring so I tend to make my toothpaste different everytime…but here is roughly what I use:
1/4 Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp baking soda
1 Tbsp betonite clay
2 Tbsp xylitol (more if you like it sweeter)
30 Drops trace mineral drops (I bought mine on Amazon)
20 Drops peppermint, spearmint or orange essential oils (only use high quality ones, especially since you are partially ingesting these) Get your essential oils HERE. (Scroll down and click Enroll Now and become a member by getting a starter kit with 11 of the most used essential oils, including Peppermint!).
Mix it all together and scoop it into a silicone squeeze tube or a glass jar! Use twice a day to brush as normal.
NOTE: You can add more or less essential oils to taste. I like to let my kids taste it to check that they like it before spooning it all into the squeeze tubes. If you’re kids are under the age of 5, I recommend using only a few drops of peppermint EO, or just skipping it altogether and using Orange EO instead. Some young children are sensitive to peppermint essential oils.
FOR FUN: Try different flavors! Young Living has a whole line of vitality essential oils that are FDA approved for internal use! That means, you can eat them! Try out Thieves Vitality EO for an extra immunity boost while brushing your teeth!!