I read a post from Tammy’s Recipes long ago about homemade toothpaste. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d ever try it. Because I was out of toothpaste, and mainly due to the fact that of budget for the month is used, I made some last night. I had a moment where information met immediate need. The brain clicked. It’s always nice when that happens.
I just happened to have some peppermint oil on hand, which was given to me. I have also started buying coconut oil as a replacement for canola or vegetable oil. I didn’t have any Stevia, so I just didn’t put it in. In the future I will use Xylitol granules. If you don’t know what that is here is some great facts about why you should be using it daily. I was surprised to find that you can 1) restore gum recession and 2) restore enamel. I always thought that once it was gone that was it. There is hope :)
Just as soon a I made it (which took three minutes while holding a baby) I gave it a shot. My verdict was I really liked it. I will say that the taste of baking soda isn’t a flavor I’m used to, however; the mint is helpful. I really love the way my teeth feel afterwards. Slick and clean.
To read a full post on how to clean your teeth and save your gums read Dr. Ellies blog. I am planning on integrating her system into our house in the next month or two. I have a new obsession. Healthy teeth and gums.