Toothpastes are gels, pastes, or powders that are used with a toothbrush to clean the teeth….. obviously right!? Most commercial toothpastes contain a variety of chemicals including detergents, mild abrasives, binding agents, fluoride, and flavor to ensure that the toothpaste foams wells, tastes good, removes surface stains, and strengthens teeth. Some has special additives to improve whitening power, and some have been known to cause canker sores or disrupt hormones. Others are potential carcinogens or even considered lethal (fluoride) if swallowed in acute doses.
Natural toothpastes can be purchased online or in stores, but not all these are as healthy as they pretend to be. The movement to make products at home using all natural ingredients is on the rise. Homemade toothpaste is easy to make, costs little, and cleans and whitens the teeth just as well as commercial toothpastes. Before buying your next tube of toothpaste, consider making this recipe instead.
Slowly melt 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil in a glass jar placed in a pan of warm water on the stove. Once melted, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and stir until combined. Next, mix in 1 tablespoon of powdered xylitol and 15 drops of spearmint essential oil (good for eliminating pathogens in the mouth). Stir well and allow the mixture to solidify. The toothpaste is now ready to use.
**Only use certified pure essential oils. Anything that is applied topically or internally will be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Are you attracted to the idea of taking better care of yourself and feeling empowered with natural solutions at your fingertips at home? I am sure you have been hearing people talking about essential oils and maybe you have considered incorporating them into your own life but:
*You don’t know where to start
*You don’t know which ones to use
*You don’t know how to use them
Sound like you? Or maybe you already use essential oils but you are looking for a therapeutic grade of essential oils to tackle your family’s health concerns. Either way, I am here to help you! Steps to get started:
- Click on this link for a free e-book
- Watch my intro to Essential Oil Video
- Join my Public Education Group
- Choose a starter kit
- Get started!
I’d love to welcome you to my community of active essential oil members and to personally guide you on your journey. I offer optional phone consultations to go over your oils and how to use them for your needs. Or we can chat over email if you prefer. Either way, I want to help empower you to use your oils confidently and effectively!
Email Me – April@Essentialoilprincess.com