Why Ditch Your Drugstore Toothpaste?
Just read the label on any major brand toothpaste or mouthwash. You’ll see they are loaded with dangerous toxins and chemicals such as sodium fluoride, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and hydrated silica. All of these common ingredients have been found to be harmful to humans. With exposure to an increased number of chemicals and toxins, we ought to replace as much as we can with natural ingredients. Start your kids on this and they’ll never know the difference.
1/2 Cup Virgin Coconut Oil (not hydrogenised)
2-3 Tablespoons of either baking soda or 1 tablespoon of fine pumice
Xylitol* to taste, depending on how sweet you like your paste
15-20 drops of essential oil (cinnamon or peppermint)
Soften coconut oil with gentle heat
Add ingredients and mix well
Place in a glass jar
Allow to cool
Now, how to pull it out of the jar and put it on your brush? If you are single go ahead and dip your brush in. If sharing, use a spatula (popsicle stick)