DIY Natural Toothpaste
With a full set of choppers, humans have 32 teeth in their mouth. It has been stressed to us how important it is to keep our pearly whites in good condition. From childhood, parents have solidified the habitual oral hygiene routine for us. It has been ingrained into our psyche and for good reason too. A mouth at any given time has over 500 different bacteria living in it. This build up of bacteria can decay and release toxins in the mouth. These toxins are either absorbed through the gums which are a direct path to the bloodstream or swallowed and potentially absorbed through the gut. This low-grade constant IV like drip will not kill you but is most certainly can be taxing on the immune system.
Why is mouth hygiene so important?
Research has shown that many diseases and ailments can start in the mouth. Some of the conditions directly linked to bad oral hygiene are:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Heart issues
It’s crazy to think about this. We thought that toothbrush and paste was just to keep our smiles pretty but the seriousness of gum related low-grade infections can perpetuate and cause immense trouble down the line.
Humans spend on average of 38.5 days brushing their teeth. This is a substantial amount of time dedicated to brushing your teeth. With that in mind, one could safely assume that the quality of toothpaste would be important. This is an assumption and not definitive. It is the case that many popular supermarket toothpastes contain extremely harmful chemicals, with most havng serious nuro-toxins in them that are horrendous for human health
What chemicals are found in household brand toothpaste?
There has been much research done on both sides of the argument whether fluoride is good or bad for us. I myself do not allow it near me. It is classified as a neurotoxin and is present in rat poison. The Nazis, during WW2, gave it to POW to make them docile. It is also known to calcify the pineal gland. With all this in mind, I suggest, keep yourself and your family well away from it.
Toothpaste, like many hygiene products, contains sodium lauryl sulfate. It is the ingredient responsible for the foaming of the toothpaste. What is less known is that it is a pesticide and herbicide that can contain groundwater. It is a skin irritant and can cause long-term health implications for people.
This chemical is currently under investigation by the University of California, Davis, as well as the FDA to understand if it is actually safe for human consumption. This chemical is present is many household products like soaps and cleaning products.
Avoid artificial sweeteners whenever you can. When it comes to toothpaste, it’s no different. Saccharin and aspartame are common names for the artificial sweeteners. Though this additive is the least harmful, it is not good for us so tr to stay away. Essential oils are the way forward so experiment with these when you can.
Is is very important we take caution to what goes in our mouth. The mouth is highly absorbent and any chemically rich toothpaste has a direct line to your bloodstream. Why not make your own? It will be healthier, rich in nutrients and high in anti-bacterial properties. Anything that is made with chemicals has a natural alternative. The only difference is one is safe and the other is detrimental to your health. Do the research and decide for yourself.
Benefits of natural toothpaste
- Natural toothpaste is not tested on animals, so avoiding nasty chemical rich toothpaste is indirectly helping animals from being experimented on.
- Less harsh on your mouth. With chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate out of the equation, skin irritations are less likely.
- No preservatatives, fluoride, chemicals, glycerine or fillers.
- Encourages natural PH balance in then mouth
- Minimizes mouth bacteria
Now that you know the effects, here we will show you how to make your own DIY toothpaste. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and can be cheaper than conventional toothpastes.
DIY Natural Toothpaste
Another Great Recipe
This recipe is from foodrenegade.com. It is a great toothpaste for whitening and remineralizing your teeth!
- 1/2 cup Bentonite clay
- 3 Tbsp Xylitol powder
- 4 Tbsp Coconut oil, warmed to liquid
- 20 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 20 drops clove essential oil
- 30 drops Concentrace trace minerals
- 3 Tbsp. water (possibly more)
Note: Make sure bentonite clay only comes into contact with stainless steel (truly stable metals), as it can act as a magnet, attracting positively charged metals from your utensils.
Step 1: Pulse dry ingredients in a food processor until well mixed
Step 2: Mix coconut oil, essential oils, trace minerals, and water.
Step 3: Slowly pour the liquids into your food processor while continuing to pulse. Mix until smooth; add more water if necessary to reach desired consistency.
Step 4: Remove homemade toothpaste from food processor and store in a glass jar with a lid. This keeps rather well in a medicine cabinet, although with time the exposure to air may dry it out. If it starts drying out before you’ve had the chance to use it, just mix in a bit more water.