DIY Five Minute Homemade Toothpaste
Gabriel and I have begun to make our own toxic free household products, such as toothpaste, deodorant and cleaning products. There are two main reasons why!
To reduce waste and be environmentally conscious
To reduce the toxins that we are exposed to everyday.
We bulk bought the ingredients as we do not have a food cooperative store nearby where we can take our own plastic free cloth bags and buy in bulk. This will have to do for now!
Note: I wouldn't mind a little fluoride in the toothpaste as it is a natural mineral and we are not exposed to it in our water supply here in Romania (hello fresh mountain spring water!) However we have used xylitol as a cavity protection replacement. We don't eat added sugar (unless I've been baking up a vegan treat storm), soda drinks or hardly any 'cavity causing' food or drinks; so praying all will be well alongside our tongue scraping and flossing.
Ingredients and Magic Method:
1. Dissolve Together:
1/2 C + 2 Tbsp Boiling Water
1.5 Tsp Xylitol
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together:
3/4 C Kaolin White Clay
1 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tsp Smile Dust (optional natural teeth whitening product)
3. Combine all of the above ingredients together.
4. Whisk in:
3 Tbsp Melted Coconut Oil
15 Drops Food Safe Peppermint Essential Oil
5. Transfer to an airtight container!
Enjoy the recipe! And let us know if you give it a try.
Ally and Gabriel.
Ally and Gabriel X