Science | Mar 01
Toothpaste is one of the most myth-filled toiletries in our bathroom. Just a quick Google search will prompt you with questions like: What is fluoride? Is it good for me? If there’s fluoride in water, how could it damage my teeth? What even is SLS? Well, the best way to steer clear of any dangers in cleaning products and personal care is to buy (or make your own) all natural products!
For one, regular toothpastes include Glycerin, SLS, fluoride and sweeteners. This recipe from Thank Your Body steers clear of all of that. So if you’re hungry for an all natural toothpaste that is safe for your teeth, body, and environment, keep reading!
What you will need
Coconut Oil - has antibacterial properties that help clean your mouth. (Also works as a great saponification agent, if you know what we mean).
Bentonite clay - polishing cleanser that remineralizes teeth
Sea salt - Helps to scrub teeth
Peppermint essential oil - for taste!
- 4 tbs of coconut oil
- 4 tbs of Bentonite clay
- 2-3 tbs filtered water
- ½ tsb sea salt
- 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil
1. Mix coconut oil, clay, and salt in a small bowl. Start with just one tablespoon of water. Working with the back of a spoon, incorporate the ingredients together and add water until you’re pleased with the consistency.
2. Add in the essential oil and then mix until well combined. Store in air tight container (preferably glass, for those ultimate all natural points).
Picture by ThankYourBody.com blog
Added bonus!: This toothpaste is all natural, which means it’s entirely safe for kids (usually they don’t rinse very well ;) )