First off, why would you want to make your own toothpaste? Most toothpastes on the market are toxic, even some of the so called natural toothpastes have ingredients such as:
- Sodium laurel sulfate
- Propylene glycol
Ingredients that I would not put on my skin let alone in my mouth. And even worse, many toothpastes on the market actually weaken the enamel allowing tooth decay to take hold. Healthy teeth and gums are crucial for slowing down the aging process. Science has shown for quite some time that bacteria and infection in the mouth causes inflammation which over time weakens the immune system.
To make your own toothpaste,
Mix ¼ cup aluminum free Baking Soda, such as Bob’s Red Mills brand
with ¼ cup of Sea salt, I use the brand, Real Salt, it is a pure sea salt because it is mined from 300 hundred feet underground and has not been exposed to pollution. You can get it at Whole Foods or Sprouts. Baking soda naturally neutralizes bacteria, it decreases dental plaque, and prevents cavaties. Baking soda also increases calcium uptake to the enamel, yes you can restore the enamel to your teeth. This means that cavities in the early stage can be reversed. Salt is an effective polishing agent and is significantly less abrasive than chalk and silica found in most commercial toothpastes. Thousands of dentist and hygienists report that people who brush with the baking soda/sea salt mixture do NOT GET PERIODONTAL DISEASE.
I also like to add 2- 3 tablespoons of organic sulfur to the mix because it is so healing for the gums. You can find Organic Sulfur at The Ageless Beauty Report. I like to run it through the food processor to get it to a fine powder. Now you can stop here….and just use the powder, or you can add enough organic cold pressed coconut oil to make a paste.
Keep in mind that coconut oil is anti bacterial, anti viral and anti fungal. Lastly if you like that fresh minty taste, add a few drops of essential oil of peppermint.
Isn’t that amazing! Make your own tooth paste, save money, and avoid periodontal disease all together.