Updated: Apr 5
Okay, I know what you are going to say. I've gone off the deep end.
I don't know what is more outrageous...
that I am making my own toothpaste?
or that I already had ALL the ingredients in my house without having to make a special Amazon order?
I might as well live in a tent and use bark for toilet paper.
But go with me on this one...
Toothpastes out there are full of toxic ingredients:
Triclosan- in Colgate and a major hormone disruptor
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) - also, registered as an insecticide
Artificial Sweeteners- like aspartame which has something called methanol, a form different than the fruit and vegetable type. This methanol form can not always be eliminated by our bodies and can convert to formaldehyde and rest in brain tissue.
Flouride- a potent neurotoxin and recently found to only form a protective layer that is only as thin as 1/10,000 of a strand of hair.
Propylene Glycol- industrial grade mineral oil used in antifreeze, paints, enamels, and airplaine de-icers.
Diethanolamine (DEA)- a foaming agent and hormone disrupter.
Microbeads- tiny plastic pellets. Plastic!
So this recipe is from Dr. Mercola. I tweaked a few ingredients to my liking.
And to be honest, the taste was not as muddy as I expected. Totally doable.
Max and I made a huge batch.
It looks a bit like icing but Max was fast to let me know that it did not taste at all like icing!
Homemade Thieves and Coconut Oil Toothpaste
1/2 cup Bentonite Clay
1/8 tsp Salt
2 tsp Shine Remineralizing Tooth Powder (Dr. Mercola uses baking soda)
2/3 cup Water (I used distilled)
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1 tsp Stevia (optional)
1-4 drops Thieves Essential Oil (Dr. Mercola uses peppermint) I use more like 5-10 drops
Bentonite Clay is relatively tasteless and a useful detoxing agent.
Shine tooth powder is NOT vegetarian but it helps to reduce tooth decay with mineral restoration.
Coconut Oil attacks harmful bacteria in teeth to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Thieves Oil is a blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and is a highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-infection essential oil.
I hope you go bold and experiment like I do. If not, I hope you read a label or two.
Here's to a healthy mouth!
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