A simple way to help you avoid toxins is to make your own toothpaste. The traditional toothpaste found at most stores is full of unwanted toxins. One toxin with known adverse health effects is anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan. This ingredient has been removed from hand soaps, but has been allowed to stay in many toothpaste brands. It is a known plaque remover, but it is not safe ingredient. Why risk putting something in your mouth that has been banned in hand soaps?! I recommend taking a step towards toxin-free oral care. Try this Tumeric Coconut Recipe for yourself to see how you can take care of your oral health safely.
Tumeric Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe
1 tsp Tumeric
2 Tbs Coconut Oil
1 tsp Baking Soda
2-4 drops Peppermint essential oil
1 small glass jar with lid
Add coconut oil, turmeric and baking soda to a small bowl and mash with a fork until the mixture becomes smooth.
Add Peppermint essential oil based on taste preference. This adds a great minty finish.
Put the paste mixture into a small airtight glass container to keep it fresh.
Do you have a toothpaste recipe you like to use at home? This one is great. I also like to use the Thieves essential oil blend toothpaste and mouthwash at my house. I find this recipe and the Young Living Thieves oral healthcare products a great way to maintain optimum health without the risk of toxins. Please comment below if you have a twist on homemade toothpaste you would like to share.
Cheers to Good Health!