Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil

brushing-2It seems that every where I pass I run across people who are talking about homemade toothpaste and its advantages. There are so many homemade toothpaste recipes, so if you look hard enough, you will surely find a recipe that you like. One of my personal favorites is the one that has coconut oil. Below are a few of my favorite coconut homemade recipes.

Ingredients:

  • Three table spoons of coconut oil
  • Three table spoons of baking soda
  • Twenty five drops of peppermint essential oil
  • A packet of stevia
  • Two table spoons of vegetable glycerin (which is optional)

Having got all your ingredients, the first thing you should do is mix the coconut oil and baking soda together. It is usually better mixer to blend the two with a fork or hand mixer.  Blend the two together until it is well mixed. The next thing you can do is add peppermint essential oil to the mixture. Remember to keep stirring the mixture until well blended. Add the stevia and vegetable glycerin. Stir until you have attained the consistency that you want.

If after mixing you realize that the mixture is either too dilute or too tough, you can keep on adjusting the measurements. For example, if the mixture is too tough, you can keep adding a little coconut oil. Since this recipe does not require the addition of any water, coconut oil will have to act as your liquid or diluting agent. On the other hand, if the mixture is too dilute, keep adding baking soda until you attain the consistency that you want.

brushingThe best thing about coconut homemade toothpaste is that it is made with ingredients that you can easily have access to. Coconut oil is one of the most recommended ingredients by health experts. You have probably seen it being used in things like makeup. This only goes to show how healthy an option it is for your toothpaste. There is no reason why you would opt for ingredients that are expensive, when you can attain the same effectiveness with coconut oil homemade toothpaste. When you are done mixing, make sure to store the toothpaste in a clean container. Close the container whenever you are not using the toothpaste. When you first use the toothpaste, you will be surprised with how good it actually tastes. It tastes minty and fresh, a taste that you will find refreshing and familiar. The toothpaste will help to whiten your teeth and kill all that bacteria that could lead to oral diseases. However, make sure that you do not store the toothpaste for a long time. Since the ingredients are easy to come by, there is nothing that stops you from making fresh toothpaste every two weeks. However, this too will depend on how well you store it and the quantity that you make and use. If after some time you feel the toothpaste is no longer fresh, throw it out and make a fresh batch.

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