Homemade Toxin Free Toothpaste

This home made toothpaste recipe for a inexpensive and natural alternative to health damaging commercial toothpastes. When we are looking at the toxins that you are putting in your body, its easy to focus on diet. But what other toxins are you putting in your body via your mouth? The bacteria present in the oral cavity is much like the gut bacteria, a balance of beneficial bacteria keeping harmful bacteria at bay. Most commercially made toothpastes are full of harmful chemicals that damage the harmony of the mouth bacteria and can change function in the digestive system.

Ingredients Commonly Found in Commercially Made Toothpastes

  • Artificial sweeteners – Since we have accepted that sugar can lead to tooth decay, manufacturers pumped loads of these lab borne sweeteners into toothpaste
  • Colours – that’s right, toothpaste doesn’t have to be pure white nor does it need to contain red, blue or green artificial colouring
  • Flavours – common mint and peppermint can be wonderful breath fresheners, but the artificial flavouring of them isn’t the same as the real thing. The worst flavours are found in children’s toothpaste, think bubblegum or fairy floss 
  • Fluoride – Despite claims that it prevents cavities, other studies have suggested otherwise
  • Propylene glycol – Also used to make anti freeze
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate – A foaming agent common in shampoos and soaps, this compound has been under much scrutiny for it’s possible pro-cancer history. Regardless of this, foaming soap does not belong in the happy balance of good digestive bacteria in the mouth
  • Titanium dioxide – this white powder is what gives toothpaste its pure white colour, however it too is being linked to cancer
  • Triclosan – an anti microbial chemical wiping out the healthy bacteria in your mouth

 

Start your morning off with this toxic free toothpaste recipe

120g baking soda (organic is best)
1 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp coconut oil (optional)
2 -5 drops of peppermint essential oil
Hydrogen peroxide 3%
filtered water

  1. In a small mason jar or glass container, mix baking soda, sea salt, coconut oil, and peppermint oil.
  2. In a dark bottle, mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide 3% with 1 part filtered water and store separately to the powder
  3. To use, dip your toothbrush in the hydrogen peroxide and water mixture, then dip your toothbrush in baking soda mixture. Brush teeth as normal