Taking care of your mouth does a lot more for your health than simply preserving your bright smile.
Our bodies are a holistic system – each part affects the other. Your overall health affects your dental health, and vice-versa. Yet unfortunately, the majority of mainstream oral care products contain a slew of synthetic and sometimes even harmful ingredients that contribute to dis-ease.
Making your homemade toothpaste is a simple way of reducing your toxic load exposure; here is a basic toothpaste recipe with just three ingredients to get you started.
1/4 Cup baking soda
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
10 Drops peppermint essential oil
Mix all the ingredients until it forms a paste. It may seem too dry at first but keep mixing.
After you’ve mixed it for a few minutes, add a little coconut oil if it’s too dry. You don’t want it to be too oily.
Store in a jar for up to 3 weeks.
If you want to learn more about common toxins found in conventional toothpaste, I did a whole blog post about it here.)