Toothpaste

My healthier lifestyle has brought about some changes.  I no longer just buy products if I can make them.  This saves my wallet as well as my health. 

Some products I use to remove chemicals from our life.  Others  that I have found do just as good a job as the high priced, over marketed crap stuff we spend our hard earned money on.

Toothpaste is one such item.   The price of it keeps going up and up.  We keep buying it.  I said let’s stop this and  found a different way to clean my teeth. 

Crunchy Betty showed me the way. ( I love her website.)  I just wanted to make a few slight changes to her recipe. 

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These are the three main ingredients.

3 Tbsp. coconut oil

2 Tbsp. Baking soda

1 tsp. stevia

12 drops cinnamon bark.

Mix together and put in an airtight container. 

Most people use mint for their toothpaste but, the cinnamon gives a great flavor and the hubs loves cinnamon so it is a win for both of us.

Coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties as well as a low melt point so it is good for the teeth.  If the flavor is not strong enough then more of the cinnamon bark or other essential oil can be used.

The only drawback to this version of toothpaste is that you drool while brushing.  Let me know if you experience this symptom.  We find it amusing to drool while brushing.

The brand of coconut oil shown was purchased at  WM.  I am not a big fan of it.  It is ok for toothpaste and hair shine but, overall I give it a meh.

I will be trying other coconut oils in the future and will report back on which are good and which are meh.  Like I mentioned this is good for general purpose.

I must also warn you  that if you rinse with cool to cold water the oil will stay in the sink basin.  Using warm water will allow it to go down the drain.

Do you make any products instead of purchasing them?  How do you feel about coconut oil?

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2 thoughts on “Toothpaste

  1. Valarie says:

    Love the toothpaste, I tried basically the same recipe only with mint from the garden infused in the coconut oil. Both kids have tried it and okay with it, husband is balking. From what I’ve read a lot of people are losing their tooth sensativity with the homemade toothpaste too. Love that. Talking about dental health… I’ve also tried making our own table syrup after trying rice sugar syrup, agave, paying a million dollars for a tiny bottle of real maple syrup, etc. Found a good easy one…a cup of white sugar, a cup of brown sugar, a cup of water and maple flavoring to taste. Boil water and sugar together for a few minutes, then add the flavoring on the cool down. Everyone loves it and it is cheap as can be. Not so healthy, but probably better than high fructose corn syrup.

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