Let's talk a little bit about fluoride. There's a reason why the tube of toothpaste says not to ingest. Why would I want that poison in my mouth, yeah I'm a grown adult I know not to eat toothpaste. You must assume a fair amount gets absorbed through the tissue in your mouth and that's why I prefer not to use it.
Then there's the whole controversy of fluoride in the water. Which I don't believe in because it's pretty much mass medicating. Did you know the fluoride they add to water is waste products from the phosphate fertilizer industry? So it's not naturally occurring fluoride. These wastes contain a number of toxic contaminants including lead, arsenic, cadmium and even some radioactive isotopes.
Moving on, sorry about the rant it's a long debated subject. This recipe you will not need to worry if your child swallows it. All of the ingredients are safe for consumption. If you're new to using homemade toothpaste the baking soda may take some getting use to.
You will need:
- 3 Tablespoons of Coconut oil
- 3 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
- 20-25 Drops of Peppermint essential oil or whichever you prefer.
- 1 Packet of Stevia or Xylitol
- 1 teaspoon or capsule of Activated Charcoal for whitening (optional)
MIx all ingredients and store in an airtight container. I use a travel tube , some people prefer to store it in a little jar and scoop out what is needed. Store at room temperature. Coconut oil may harden, I just run the container under hot water if this happens. Do not store in the refrigerator as this will harden the oil.
So there you have it. Have you tried making your own toothpaste? I would love to hear about it.