homemade toothpaste

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.