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
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!