So, in light of all the recent findings in this blog e.g (deodorant, soaps, mercury poisoning, fluoride and etc) I have decided to make my own toothpaste. I found some recipes online and read up on what are typically used as ingredients. I decided to use what I already have in my own home.
Proctor and Gamble and Lever Brothers-and any number of other manufacturers-would like us to believe that the only proper way to care for our teeth is with expensive, highly flavored toothpastes that come in non-biodegradable, throwaway, zinc-and-lead (Now plastic -ed.) tubes.
Unlike the picture above which shows what most people elect to use in their own personal recipes I chose much different ingredients after reading this. I chose to not use salt as we ingest enough of that with food and I do not want to add it into my toothpaste as well when I can use better cleaning agents. Just a thought!
My Homemade Whitening Toothpaste ;)
7t Baking Soda
3 capfulls of Peroxide
2 capfulls of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 drop of Tea Tree Oil
1 drop of clove oil
I placed my ingredients in a small bottle that has its own cap. I just dip my brush in or pour a little out to coat my brush. When I am finished brushing I then add more water into my mouth and proceed to rinse and gargle the remnants.
Ignoring the taste which was similar to spinach for me, I brushed as I regularly do. Upon finishing the brushing of my teeth I noticed a feeling of very clean teeth. I could feel the vinegar, peroxide and baking soda continuing even after I had stopped and rinsed my mouth clean. I even felt the ingredients cleaning in between my teeth as a type of natural liquid floss. Very Cool!
My toothpaste recipe naturally settles into different levels of it’s components after a few minutes. I simply shake the bottle when I am ready to use it again. I suggest everyone use a bottle they can shake when they are ready to use it so that everything will be mixed back together again easily.
I hope you enjoy your favorite concoction of toothpaste. Don’t be afraid to have fun with it ;) I wish you the best with your teeth.