Annnnd to post about a seemingly random topic, I am going to share a recipe for toothpaste.
Yep. Because if you’re like me and you’ve got fairly crap teeth due to fairly crap genetics but then you’ve been told by your Dentist to push more fluoride into your mouth.. yeah no. It doesn’t sit well. So I began researching ingredients that go into conventional toothpaste (sorbitol, glycerine & manitol to name a few – yuck!) , and then researched what teeth actually need to be strong and healthy and it didn’t mesh. I’m a huge believer in the motto “don’t put anything on your skin you wouldn’t put into your mouth” and I think the same applies with oral hygiene and care, too.

After all, I oil-cleanse my skin and dry brush and my skin is beautiful and healthy so I don’t see why the same approach shouldn’t be taken to my teeth to improve their health and hopefully reduce dental costs long-term. So I spoke to a holistic dentist for advice, experimented with a few recipes and came up with one myself that I really liked. I will also add here that I am taking other supplements to boost the remineralisation of my teeth (like cod liver oil & magnesium) and I rinse with colloidal silver, also.

This toothpaste has bicarb for cleaning and whitening, coconut oil for antibacterial, calcium carbonate for strengthening, xylitol for sweetening and it’s plethora of health benefits such as blocking plaque-causing acids & halting production of acid-producing bacteria and finally peppermint oil for taste and freshness. It has a lovely smooth and creamy texture.

{*Oh and it should be noted that I buy my ingredients from iHerb but this is a strictly non-sponsored post, I just buy from there because the service & prices are fantastic.* }

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Remineralising Toothpaste.
Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp xylitol powder (I buy granules and blitz it in my high-powered machine).
  • 5 tbsp calcium carbonate powder
  • 2 tbsp baking soda/bicarb
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil (I use the Nutiva brand), melted.
  • 12 drops of organic Peppermint essential oil

Method:

  1. Add all dry ingredients into a food processor.
  2. Blitz on a high speed for about 1 min. Scrape down sides, repeat. Add wet ingredients and combine thoroughly. 
  3. Store in an air-tight container.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled easily. I store in a small jar and apply my toothpaste with a small spoon directly to my brush. Do not allow any water to get into the jar as this can then allow mould to grow. If it re-solidifies, that’s okay. It can be softened easily by running the jar under some hot water. You can experiment with flavours, too. Cinnamon oil and orange oil would be nice. I store the jar on my windowsill in my bathroom. My girls use this now with no complaints, although it did take a little for them to get used to the non-foaming aspect of the toothpaste. In cooler months I would recommend making sure you run some hot water in the sink after you spit to ensure the drain doesn’t clog.

I’d love to know what you think, please let me know.