This is WAY better for you, and super cheap.
Regular toothpastes have emulsifiers, flavouring, and some ingredients that can give susceptible people mouth ulcers. It’s a marketing gimmick. My mom started making her own toothpaste and I literally laughed at her. Then swore I would never get to that point… and now I’m here. (Be careful who you make fun of. Seriously. I am so sorry gluten free hippies, I should never have doubted you). I started making my own because I realized most toothpastes have soy in them! EW, why would I be trying to make my teeth cleaner with soy?
Also, another thing to mention, my plaque production went wayyyyy down. Every time I’m at the dentist now I get compliments. That was from the diet though, before the toothpaste, but I do like the toothpaste, and so does my boyfriend. (He was forced to switch too). My teeth, my dad’s teeth, and my boyfriend’s teeth are all a lot whiter too. Another upside to cutting out the crap in your diet. Dad had receding gums and they don’t even bleed anymore. (This is more likely from dietary changes though, but good toothpaste doesn’t hurt!)
Get a little container, glass would be ideal:
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 15+ drops of peppermint oil
Stir the coconut oil for a bit so it gets softer, but not liquid. Add the baking soda and peppermint oil.
Mix them all together and then put in the fridge to harden up a bit. Then keep next to the sink. I’ve heard of people who make big batches of this stuff to use as a face/body scrub too!
It doesn’t foam, and you don’t need as much as regular toothpaste. Just stick your brush in and figure out how much you need. It feels a lot better, more like you’re cleaning your teeth, not like you’re putting flavour in your mouth to pretend to be clean.