Toothpaste is one of those things that everyone buys, but did you know that standard toothpaste produced commercially is loaded with nasty chemicals? They contain things like Sodium Laurel Sulfate, which exacerbates canker sores, and triclosan, which is similar to BPA in that it causes hormonal disruption.
Hell, just look at the stuff. Why on Earth would you need to put sparkly blue fluorescent paste in your mouth? Fortunately there is an alternative.
Coconut oil is a powerful plant extract that is capable of killing bacteria responsible for oral decay. Irish scientists found that coconut oil is able to kill steptococcus mutans, which is the bacteria that causes dental erosion. It’s also able to kill Candida albicans.
So how should coconut oil be used as a toothpaste? You can use straight coconut oil or try this recipe.
You will need:
- 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 6 tablespoons of baking soda
- 25 drops of essential oil (if you prefer a flavor)
- 1 tsp of stevia (only if you want it to be sweeter)
- Mix ingredients in a bowl and whip until it’s a light, creamy texture.
- Pour into a mason jar. Leave the lid on between uses.
There you go! Have you tried this recipe before? Let us know what you think.
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