More and more people today preach home-made. This is the case for food of course but also for cleaning products, for cosmetics and shampoos for example. If you agree then why not apply this trend to your dental hygiene products and make your own natural home toothpaste?
Simple to do, economic and ecological, it has the wind in its sails. To replace traditional toothpastes containing fluoride and chemicals, the trend is indeed to bio toothpaste and that one does it yourself from natural ingredients.
Here are the main benefits to make your own toothpaste:
You know what your toothpaste contains
You save money because you will see that making your own toothpaste does not really cost much
You make an ecological gesture by using only natural ingredients and especially, by not using chemicals. And you will not have any polluting packaging to throw.
You adapt your preparation to your needs. Some recipes are special for purifying breath while others are made to protect your teeth from cavities. You choose the most suitable recipe by buying the necessary ingredients.
You choose the properties and the taste of your future natural toothpaste thanks to the different essential oils (to use with caution because it is powerful active ingredients and active concentrated ingredients of plants: 1 to 3 drops are enough)
It’s very simple to do
It’s as effective as a classic toothpaste
INGREDIENTS TO USE
To make your own toothpaste, you have a choice from many ingredients. There are basic ones with which you will make the simplest of toothpastes and there are those that are specific to certain needs. Here is a list of the main ingredients to have on hand and the role they have:
Antibacterial: They reduce the risk of developing plaque and control bad breath. They also give taste to your toothpaste. Among them are lemon juice, essential oils of clove, tea tree, peppermint, thyme, lemon or sage. The foaming agent: So that your toothpaste foam (but it is not obligatory), it’s easy to provide some natural soap chips or powder. Abrasives: Clay is recommended since it is known to protect dental enamel or for its anti-bacterial role. Baking soda is of course used for its whitening power even if there are much more effective solutions but also for its neutralizing acidity. But be careful not to use too much and not to put too much. Unrefined fine sea salt: It will be used to heal the gums, to stimulate salivation and to mineralize the teeth. Essential oils: they each have their role. That of clove is specific to dental diseases, that of tea tree is an effective antibacterial, that is for oral diseases, peppermint for its refreshing power and myrrh for its healing side and antiseptic Coconut oil: Antibacterial and whitening, it can be used separately as a mouthwash, like peppermint hydrosol.
For an emergency for example, out of toothpaste, here is a simple recipe with lemon juice and baking soda to use only from time to time, given its content:
Pour a teaspoon of baking soda into a bowl
Add a dozen drops of lemon juice
Mix and that’s it
For this recipe you need green clay, baking soda, cloves, mint oil and a glass of water. Proceed as follows:
Mix 2 tablespoons of green clay (reduced to powder) with a tablespoon of baking soda
Powder 2 cloves and add to the mixture
Add the water little by little until you get a smooth paste
Then add 2 drops of mint essential oil
This toothpaste will be perfect as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic but also to have a better breath thanks to clove.
If you want to take advantage of the whitening properties of activated charcoal, we offer a 100% natural recipe for a whitening toothpaste:
Melt a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil
Add a teaspoon of active charcoal and 10 drops of lemon essential oil
Mix everything and place the mixture in a small glass container
It is best to use this whitening toothpaste only once or twice a week to avoid too much tooth weakening. This frequency is also quite sufficient to obtain whiter teeth and a fresher breath.
To make toothpaste involves taking a few precautions. You should never, for example, ever dip your toothbrush directly into the powder or paste. Use a spatula to spread the toothpaste on your toothbrush and clean it after each use. It is always advisable to prepare small amounts of toothpaste. A preparation for ten days is enough and keep it in a place protected from heat. Always wash your hands before preparing and sanitizing your utensils. Hygiene is important, both in the utensils you use as well as when hand washing.
As you can see with our recipes, making a homemade toothpaste is really not complicated and is accessible to all. There are many recipes that you can make with a few basic ingredients. However, be sure to use products such as essential oils (a few drops are enough) or baking soda only sparingly, so that their effect is not counterproductive health.
The result is stunning. Your teeth are clean, healthy and this type of toothpaste is as effective as those you buy in a supermarket or pharmacy. With the difference that a toothpaste made by yourself will be more economical, more ecological and more natural.
People nowadays have many choices and some even try to be economic obviously as well as ecological. The ways of doing that is to make your own toothpaste, the latter contains not any chemicals as well as being very easy to prepare. Natural toothpaste will of course contain natural ingredients that are sure to whiten your teeth better and the best thing is that you have a variety of flavors and ingredients, from charcoal to vanilla and even mind for better breath. Try it and let us know.