To all those who wish to save money and get a sense of accomplishment without the harmful ingredients found in a commercial toothpaste, here is celebrating life with homemade toothpaste. My dear, a homemade toothpaste recipe takes all of 5 minutes to prepare. And if you are eager to know about how to make toothpaste, the ingredients are fairly simple.
So let’s learn more about how to make your own toothpaste and say cheese happily without any fear or worry.
Ingredients For Homemade Toothpaste
All you need are the following ingredients:
- 2 to 3 cups baking soda which is a trusted tooth cleanser long before it was added to the tubes we see in department store shelves.
- 1 tsp fine sea salt. Full of tooth-nourishing minerals, it is very helpful in healing irritated gums.
- 1 to 2 tsp peppermint extract or 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil known for its antibacterial, antiseptic and pain-relieving properties.
- Filtered water.
Now mix baking soda, peppermint oil and salt (optional). Add a little bit of water until you get a thick consistency. Keep stirring the mixture consistently.
That’s all. You are done. Now start applying this natural toothpaste recipe and say goodbye to bad breath.
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Homemade Toothpaste Using Coconut Oil
And you thought coconut oil is just meant for hair and skin. There is coconut oil toothpaste too. Try out this coconut oil toothpaste recipe.
Mix 6 tbsp coconut oil and 6 tbsp baking soda in a bowl and put 25 drops of essential oil. You can also put 1 tsp stevia (or more if you prefer a sweet taste).
Whip all these ingredients well in order to get a light creamy texture. Now pour it into a mason jar and seal it till it’s ready to use.
Homemade Toothpaste Using Bentonite Clay
Making homemade toothpaste with bentonite clay is very easy. Mix 1/2 cup bentonite clay with 1.5 cups hot water (which has cooled) in a glass container and mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon. Avoid using metal or plastic. Keep stirring the concoction till the water gets absorbed and clay gets mixed. Let it cool in an airtight glass jar or mason jar.
FAQs on Homemade Toothpaste
It will be worthwhile knowing everything about toothpaste DIY recipes. Here are a few possible queries that might come to your mind on homemade toothpaste, and my answers as they come.
- Is baking soda abrasive?
As compared to commercial toothpaste, homemade toothpaste is less abrasive, especially on the Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) scale.
- Are essential oils used in homemade toothpaste safe to consume?
Well, first of all, you are not allowed to swallow the toothpaste. After all, you wouldn’t want to take in or digest the essential oils of a mint plant or commercial toothpaste that has some poison control warnings on a package, would you?
- Where should you store the toothpaste?
In a container which should be kept close to your toothbrush. A glass jar would be an ideal option so that the essential oils in our toothpaste don’t degrade as a result of heat and light.
- How to apply homemade toothpaste onto your toothbrush?
Wet your brush first, then scoop the homemade toothpaste from the container, spread it on the brush and brush your teeth to glory.
- Does the concept of homemade toothpaste work?
Yes, so much so that it helps you get rid of your onion and garlic breath away better than any other toothpaste.
- Where can one get the ingredients?
At any FMCG store or online.
- Is this toothpaste bad for me in any way?
No, since the ingredients used are utterly safe, given the fact that they are straight from a kitchen.
- Isn’t fluoride missing in this kind of toothpaste?
Well, as per research findings, fluoride is considered to be a toxic poison. I would say do a little bit of research before going in for your favourite toothpaste brand.
Hope you would refresh your thoughts and views on the conventional toothpaste and go for homemade toothpaste recipe. Write in your thoughts and comments.