I am super picky about what is in my toothpaste. I need it free of SLS, glycerin and fluoride, just to start with. If you want to read a bit more about what really is in your toothpaste, check out this post.
The problem with being picky is that it’s difficult to find what I want and have it be cost-effective.
That’s when I just started making our dental care products myself. (If you want a good mouthwash recipe, just out my post on Delicious Obsessions about Oral Wellness and Essential Oils)
This toothpaste recipe is a combination of different ones I’ve read and of things that are good for your gums and teeth.
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How to make your own Herbal Toothpaste:
This recipe should be enough to fill a half pint jar.
2 tsp. of myrrh powder (Myrrh is used to help with gum health)
2 tsp. of rose hips powder (Rose Hips is an astringent and helps to tighten gums)
10 tsp. of calcium carbonate (Used to help whiten teeth)
4 tsp. baking soda (Used as an abrasive to help get teeth clean)
10 tsp. Xylitol(To help prevent cavities) <CAUTION: KEEP AWAY FROM DOGS>
1 tsp. natural soap(To help foam and clean)
6 tsp. melted coconut oil (Good for gums and teeth)
10-20 drops of essential oil (I used peppermint but my kids like orange)
Enough water to make paste
Mix your dry ingredients together, then add the coconut oil, soap and essential oils and stir together. Add water by the teaspoon until it is a good paste consistency. (It will raise a bit, don’t be alarmed!)
And that is it. It requires a few ingredients but once you have them on hand, they last awhile.
What is your favorite brand of toothpaste or do you make your own?
This post is linked at The Prairie Homestead for the Homestead Barn Hop.