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Make Your Own Toothpaste

Obviously it is very important to have a clean mouth, as everything that goes in your mouth stays in your body, even if not ingested. Besides absorbing oral bacteria, our gums absorb all the chemicals listed as ingredients in our toothpastes and mouthwashes. And, as you may have noticed, there are a worrying amount of these chemicals in commercial mouth-cleaning products: not just sodium fluoride, which can be toxic in many ways, but also chemicals such as benzoic acid, sodium lauryl sulphate ( a detergent also found in shampoos and shower gels, etc), not to mention colourants and preservatives.

Here is a recipe for a natural, organic toothpaste which should leave your teeth sparkling and your mouth squeaky-clean and fresh! Baking soda has for many years been known as an effective and mildly abrasive substance for cleaning teeth and freshening breath, coconut oil has antimicrobial and soothing properties, and peppermint oil and stevia give it a pleasant and refreshing taste. Stevia is a sugarless sweetener, so will not contribute to dental decay.

Ingredients (Makes a standard size jar-full)

3 tbsps baking soda

3 tbsps coconut oil

Around 25 drops peppermint oil

1 packet of stevia

2 tsps vegetable glycerine

Method

1) Mash together the baking soda and coconut oil

2) Mix in all the other ingredients to form a paste.

3) Store in a closed jar, and dip your toothbrush in whenever you need to use.

SMILE!!! :-))))) and vote if you like this one!

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  1. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    this is awesome! i am so into not just choosing eco-friendlier products, but eliminating the need for certain products altogether. fabulous! i love coconut oil for kitchen and bath and always have some handy. this is great, do you know how long it will keep for? should it be refridgerated? so excited about this one! thanks and voted!
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  2. Veganara
    Veganara
    Thanks for the vote and comment Kristin! :-) It doesn't need to be refrigerated, as long as you store it in a closed jar, but I don't exactly know how long it will last for, as i have only just started making it myself! I would guess it will probably last for a few months at normal room temperature, going by the recipes and instructions I have found. In fact, for the quantity that this recipe makes, you may get through it in a couple of months anyway, before it has a chance to start going weird!!
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  3. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Voted Veganara! I have heard of using baking soda, but had not seen this recipe with mixing the stevia, peppermint oil and coconut oil. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    Vote #4. This is so cool. It is good for sensative teeth? I'm very interested in this one. If this is good for sensative teeth, it will save me a whole lot of money on toothpaste. Plus it's more organic.
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Congratulations on making top posts!
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  5. kristo
    kristo
    This is so cool! voted :)
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  6. Tatterhood
    Tatterhood
    Less packaging, too.
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  7. SnakeWitch
    Where do you get vegetable glycerin? I voted! I use an organic, vegan toothpaste, but making it at home is definitely a more eco-friendly way to cleanse our toothy smiles! Voted! Check me out here: How to Use Tofu as Dairy and Egg Replacement.
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    1. Veganara
      Veganara
      I get vegetable glycerine at my local health food store, Holland and Barrett. I think the recipe might also work quite well without it though - it's just a kind of finishing touch, you might say! I have just voted for your blog SnakeWitch: great idea to include a video in it! I am going to have to start doing that too (once I work out how to!)
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      1. pftsusan
        pftsusan
        What about for sensative teeth?
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        1. Veganara
          Veganara
          My teeth are quite sensitive and so far it seems to work quite well on them Susan! I think the coconut oil helps as a soother and anti-inflammatory for your gums.
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          1. pftsusan
            pftsusan
            Thank you for writing this. I was waiting for something like this come along because I'm so sick of soduim saccarin being in all the toothpaste at the lower prices. When I wanted to use COQ10, I had to pay almost $7.00 for six ounces of toothpaste. That's a vitamin K calmer, that they put in the natural toothpaste for sensative teeth. So I was looking to make my own with baking soda to get more than six ounces because that didn't last for long. Since I couldn't get COQ10 over the counter, I was wondering what natural calmer to use to make myself some decent homemade toothpaste that would last longer for my sensative teeth. Your blog was right on and in a timely matter. God and the universe knew where to lead both of us. So I had to put this on my pinterest page because I am starting this in the next two weeks. I gave you the credits because the writing is yours. There are a lot of people who pay attention to my pinterest page and use the pins. Maybe they will also come out and vote on your blogs too.
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            1. Veganara
              Veganara
              Thanks a lot Susan! I keep hearing about Pinterest, I must have a look at it. So you were really looking for a toothpaste recipe, then you saw this? How about that! I believe in synchronicity too, like you do.
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  8. stargirl
    I sometimes make my own toothpaste by using baking soda, seasalt, fresh Salvia officinalis (good for the gums), fresh peppermint (Mentha piperita) and fresh apple mint (Mentha rotundifolia). As I use fresh herbs it's usually summertime... Just make a small batch and use a wet toothbrush to take it from the little jar. Have to check what it will be like with glycerine.
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