My simple yet healthy home made toothpaste recipe helps gently clean and whiten your teeth and is cheap and tasty. Do you know that most mass market toothpastes sold in the US have poison warnings? Yes,commercial toothpaste is very toxic if swallowed! Children under 8 do not have a well developed swallowing reflex and tend to swallow most of the toothpaste that goes in their mouths.
2 spoons of fine sea or Himalayan salt
2 spoons of bicarbonate of soda
A teaspoon of (organic if possible) coconut oil
6 drops of (organic if possible) pure essential lemon oil
7 drops of (organic if possible) pure essential peppermint oil
The first two ingredients help gently scrub your teeth. The coconut oil holds the salt and the bicarbonate together and helps pull toxins from your teeth and gums. Lemon oil whitens the teeth and peppermint has the flavour we associate with traditional toothpaste and is refreshing. Do leave out the peppermint oil if you are taking homeopathic remedies as this may antidote them. You can use orange oil instead. And although this recipe does not contain the nasties you might get in commercially produced toothpaste such as sodium laurel sulphate or aspartame it should not be swallowed either although it would be nowhere near as harmful as a commercial toothpaste.