Care for your teeth the natural way
This natural, easy to prepare, home-made toothpaste recipe can be the ideal alternative for industrial toothpaste, as more and more people are turning to nature for oral hygiene
With lots of aggressive and artificial ingredients in commercial toothpaste today, finding a natural alternative might prove to be as efficient and much healthier than the classic supermarket approach.
If one of these people believing nature knows better when it comes to preventing and treating oral-related conditions, check-out this do-it-yourself natural toothpaste recipe that you can easily prepare at home whenever you need it.
- 6 tbs of coconut oil or sesame oil and 6 tbs of baking soda
- 10-15 drops of natural essential oil to obtain your preferred flavor
- calcium magnesium powder
- bentonite clay and/or diatomaceous earth
- hydrogen peroxide
- Stevia extract as sweetener, according to personal taste
For the natural essential oil you can try a variety of flavors, each adds its own benefit, as follows:
- Peppermint oil — potent anti-oxidant properties; fresh aroma, commonly used in commercial toothpaste too.
- Eucalyptus, rosemary, lemon or cinnamon — anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory effects, pleasant aroma, more powerful when combined with mint
- Clove – the highest antioxidant essential oil, ideal for fighting oral fungal and bacterial infections.
- Orange — potent antiseptic and antioxidant properties
- Neem oil or tea tree oil – not a strong flavor, but the perfect choice for the health of the gum tissue and also to prevent bacterial infections.
Calcium magnesium powder and diatomaceous earth promote re-mineralization, while bentonite clay fights impurities and adds texture to the mixture. Hydrogen peroxide has whitening properties, but it can irritate gums and is dangerous if swallowed, so make sure you don’t ingest the toothpaste and pay particular attention to this recipe if you have sensitive, damaged or diseased gums.
How to prepare the tooth cleaning paste?
It’s simple! Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and keep adjusting for consistency. The basic recipe can be changed in a variety of ways, by alternating or differently mixing the ingredients, in order to have a different texture, taste and color toothpaste each month of the calendar.