In less than 5 minutes, you can make your own truly natural toothpaste using ingredients that you may already have in your own kitchen.
What you need:
1/3 cup liquified coconut oil
1/3 cup baking soda (Bob's Red Mill, aluminum-free)
Optional: 1 Tbsp Xylitol (or stevia extract to taste)
Peppermint (food-grade essential oil, crushed leaves, or extract)
Mix everything in a small bowl and then store in a small glass jar with a screw top. Because of the nature of the ingredients, the toothpaste will not spoil and does not require refrigeration.
Coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. Perfect for tooth care!
Baking soda is known for being a great odor-absorber. Besides keeping the breath sweet it's also a natural abrasive that couples as an acid-neutralizer - helping to prevent tooth decay.
Xylitol (safe for diabetics):
Xylitol is a natural sweetener (sugar alcohol) that is now becoming a popular ingredient in toothpaste because, according to studies, fights plaque, cavities, and remineralizes tooth enamel.
Stevia (safe for diabetics):
Natural sweetener. No other benefits.
Food-Grade Peppermint Essential Oil, crushed leaves, or organic extract:
I love peppermint for that minty fresh taste. It's important to note that not all essential oils are created equal and not all are food-grade in quality. If you decide to make your own toothpaste blend using essential oils, I recommend either Young Living or Lab of Flowers.