To keep our adorable smile and our teeth in good health we need to make sure we brush them regularly. But which toothpaste is the best for our teeth? Big toothpaste companies are constantly at war as to who is better, and we are not sure who to trust. Luckily, just as how you can make your own cleanser, toner or moisturizer, you can also make your own toothpaste at home, to suit your taste and purpose. Also you will know for sure that your toothpaste doesn’t contain all of those chemicals that you can find on the ingredient list of store bought toothpaste that you put into your mouth every day. Read on if you want to know how to make your own toothpaste at home!
– 4 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil (refrigerated for better effect)
– 1 lemon ring, finely grated
– 2 tablespoons of baking soda
– 1 tablespoon of salt
– 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil or peppermint oil
– 1/4 teaspoons of cinnamon-clove powder
Pour all the ingredients together in a bowl. For better results, refrigerate the coconut oil before decide to prepare this recipe so that it will solidify. Mix together the ingredients to make a thick paste. Place this paste in a cool place so that it will not change state. In order to use, simply scoop out a bit on your toothbrush, rinse your mouth and get started with brushing using your home made toothpaste. It will not froth up like your store bought tube, but it will certainly take care of your teeth better.
How Does It Work?
All the ingredients mentioned above have here own function. The coconut oil will form the body of the paste and the salt and baking soda that will provide the abrasion. The baking soda together with the lemon will whiten the teeth, while the lemon in combination with cinnamon and clove will strengthen the teeth and freshen your breath. That is all that is necessary to make a powerful and natural cleaner of the teeth, to keep them healthy and white.