Available is shops products for oral cavity and teeth care have highly chemical recipes consisting of e.g. sulphates and fluorides. Everyday we ingest fluoride in various form, like tap water. Excess fluoride can be harmful, that is why it should be limited, e.g. in a toothpaste. Perfect equivalent for toothpaste from shop will be toothpaste with coconut oil.
What do we need to make home made toothpaste?
Coconut oil (quarter of glass) – it is the most important ingredient of the mix for teeth cleanse, which will be base for the product. It has buttery consistency, which will create toothpaste texture in the final product. It indicates anti-bacterial and anti-fungus properties, that is why coconut oil is our ally in a fight against cariosity. Besides all of that, it nourishes and strengthens gums and eliminates e.g. bleeding.
Baking soda (half of glass) – it is an ingredient, worth of use because of three basic reasons: it is great abrasive material, neutralises the acids produced in the oral cavity and normalises its pH and is great at absorbing odours, so it will refresh breath.
Xylitol (4-5 spoons) – it is an addition, which supports properties of baking soda by having similar properties. It has anti-cariosity properties, eliminates scale, strengthens mineralisation of enamel and blocks development of harmful bacteria.
Mint oil or clove oil (1 spoon) – it is an additional ingredient, which refreshes scent and taste. It can be skipped.
How to prepare home made toothpaste from coconut oil?
Preparation of natural and safe toothpaste with coconut oil isn’t problematic. All the ingredients have to be mixed till they create consistent texture. Because of coconut consistency you need to spend an extra moment for mixing to be sure that baking soda and xylitol combine with the fat. Toothpaste should be kept in a locked jar, from which you can take some on a toothbrush or directly on teeth with your finger. It is not necessary to keep product in fridge, because coconut oil is a solid oil.