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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Toothpaste

Toothpaste

2 T coconut oil
3T baking soda (sifted)
1 T xylitol (birch based, sifted)
2 capfuls of peppermint oil (or about 1/2 t)

Blend all ingredients well using a fork. Store in an airtight container, dipping your toothbrush in to use.

Each ingredient serves a purpose as follows:

  • Coconut oil not only gives the toothpaste a paste quality, it is also a natural anti-bacterial.
  • Baking soda is a mild abrasive & also combats odors naturally.
  • Xylitol gives the paste a sweeter taste, as the baking soda is extremely salty tasting. It has a cooling taste to it, making your mouth feel cool & fresh. The xylitol is also excellent for dental health.
  • Peppermint oil (you can use other oils if desired) gives your mouth a clean minty feel & taste.

3 comments:

Kelle said...

Look great, only thing I'd add is a salt water rinse before you brush as well as after to get your mouth back to an alkaline state.

We like spearmint and cinnamin oil too, just to change things around a bit *wink*

Hey, quick ? are you having problems with TOL?
Blessings,
Kelle

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

I like doing vanilla mint, sometimes. YUM!

TOL- Honey, I haven't been on there in AGES! Sorry!

freerangegirl said...

I love your ingenuity michaela!