I’ve been experimenting with toothpaste. Exciting, I know, but hear me out. I brush. I floss. I eat pretty wholesome food. I drink lots of water. Yet I’ve still had my fair share of cavities… and a couple of extremely crappy dental emergencies. So yeah, I stopped using traditional toothpaste (you know, the kind you can buy at a gas station) a long time ago and have been using different toothpaste brands I find at my local health food store. Recently, I decided to take it a step further and try my hand at DIY toothpaste. So far this toothpaste is giving me some pretty noticeable results. My teeth aren’t nearly as sensitive as they were before I started and they really look whiter! Here’s the recipe I’ve been using.
DIY Homemade Remineralizing & Whitening Toothpaste
- 1/2 c. filtered water
- 1/4 c. bentonite clay (here)
- 2 TBS. calcium/magnesium powder (here)
- 3 TBS. coconut oil (here)
- 1/4 tsp. unprocessed salt (here)
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 10 drops trace minerals (here)
- 20 drops of the Protective blend (here)
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- Stevia (to taste – go slow, a tiny bit can go a long way!)
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
- Store in a glass mason jar or a silicone squeeze tube for up to 3 months.
Have any of you tried homemade toothpaste? What do you think?
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