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Regardless of what you believe when it comes to fluoride (and trust me, there have been studies on both sides of the fence) I am personally in search of a more organic, natural home. Fluoride has been known to cause issues with your thyroid and pineal gland. Regardless of the studies, I want to minimize my families exposure to all chemicals that are not naturally occurring. So bit by bit I am replacing our beauty products and cleaning supplies with all natural, homemade versions.
I was understandably nervous about toothpaste. That’s one of those things you’re so used to a certain way, that any kind of change is appalling, however I was pleasantly surprised! My homemade version doesn’t foam up like store-bought, and hubby complains that it makes him drool more (?), but I love the taste, the texture, and the clean feeling afterwards.
- 1 Tbsp organic coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp baking soda
- 3-4 drops peppermint essential oils or peppermint extract
Couldn’t be easier! I liked using the peppermint extract at first because it contains some alcohol that helps give that fresh, menthol-y feeling, but quickly switched to just the peppermint essential oil. This also works if you want to start oil pulling.
Make a little, or make a lot, the ratios remain the same. I keep mine in a mason jar but be warned! The coconut oil is semi-solid at room temperature, but if your bathroom gets super warm during a shower or bath, the toothpaste turns into a wet, sloppy mess.