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DIY Minty Fresh Toothpaste Recipe
Why Homemade? ~
Substituting your favourite brand of toothpaste may not initially sound appealing but at the prices charged these days, what’s not to lose by whipping up your own minty version in a few minutes to try out?
Toothpaste is a standard oral hygiene product we all use several times a day or more.
Unfortunately toothpaste like many hygiene, beauty and household products comes with chemicals whether it is an expensive or cheap brand.
When it comes to cutting costs, even if you choose the discount store cheap brand option it may be cheap but is still probably loaded with unknown or dangerous ingredients.
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Cheap and Cheerful ~
I always favoured two brands and as it turned out one was by far the more expensive choice in the leading industry favorites.
Turning to a more natural option that would be equally effective led me to looking for the right balance in my own DIY minty toothpaste as I love a fresh and minty taste.
Using beneficial ingredients that really work was my mission and it had to taste good to satisfy my sweet tooth without any harmful sugar.
This toothpaste recipe is one that should satisfy any member of the household, including children with its minty freshness.
Minimizing the amount of ingredients makes it an incredibly cheap alternative.The ingredients are versatile having many uses in the kitchen including homemade beauty products.
I have included a tooth powder recipe too for those who prefer this option or as a secondary recipe to try in conjunction with a paste.
DIY Pearly Whites
Tooth Powder Recipe ~
1 tbsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 small jar with lid
- Mix the baking soda and sea salt together.
- Add in the ground cloves and mix.
- Store your toothpowder in your jar and use twice a day in place of toothpaste.
- If you find you love this then make up a larger batch by doubling up ingredient quantities or even make it as a gift for someone.
- This recipe has a shelf life of at least 6 months.
Minty Toothpaste Recipe ~
3 tbsp baking soda
3 tbsp softened coconut oil
2 tsp vegetable glycerin (optional)
1 packet stevia
20 drops peppermint essential oil
4 oz jar with secure lid
- Add the baking soda and coconut oil to your bowl and mix well together with a fork.
- Add in the stevia and glycerine and blend well together.
- When they are mixed together evenly, add in the essential oil and mix again to blend together to a creamy toothpaste texture.
- Fill your sterilized jar with your minty fresh toothpaste.
- Use as regular toothpaste.
- To apply it I recommend you use a clean spatula or popsicle stick to remove the paste from the jar and NOT sticking your toothbrush in the jar for obvious hygiene reasons.
Tips & Suggestions ~
Keep the quantities small and you will not have to worry about expiry dates as it has a shelf life of at least a month.
If you want a different flavor essential oil you can use tea tree, spearmint or clove.
Xylitol may be use instead of stevia if preferred.
You may choose to omit the vegetable glycerine but it does help give you that typical toothpaste look and feel.
Ever made your own toothpaste?
In Conclusion . . .
With so much controversy about fluoride and chemicals in toothpaste, going the more natural route makes sense for our oral hygiene and health.
When you consider this minty toothpaste is actually a HEALTHY OPTION that benefits the entire family it is definitely worthwhile for me, how about you?
"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"
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