I used Crest toothpaste for most of my life. Once I became a professional ingredients list reader ;), I discovered that Crest has some weird stuff in it. I am really wary of the colorants companies use in toothpaste. Blue 1, Yellow 5, etc. are dyes that are made from petroleum, and studies have shown that these dyes cause behavioral changes in humans. If fluoride is an ingredient you’d like to avoid, my DIY toothpaste will be great for you.
This toothpaste will taste a little salty compared to commercial brands. It’s something to become accustomed to and is just fine, especially if you know what to expect. Your teeth will feel like you’ve just been to the dentist! It works so well and your mouth will feel fresh and clean every time. It’s also totally safe to swallow because all of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen! Another great reason to make your own toothpaste is to keep those plastic toothpaste tubes out of the landfills. We use a little glass jar!
About the Ingredients:
Baking Soda - it cleans everything and neutralizes the acids in your mouth
Coconut Oil - for texture and toxin withdrawal
Essential Oil - for flavor (different oils provide different benefits)
Xylitol - a sugar substitute that kills bacteria in your mouth (this is optional and I usually do not add it)
Directions for DIY Toothpaste:
1 T. baking soda
1 T. coconut oil
12 drops essential oil
1 T. xylitol (optional)
Mix everything together with a whisk or whisk attachment on a mixer. Scoop mixture into a glass jar. Scoop a little bit of toothpaste onto your toothbrush each time you brush! Enjoy your clean teeth!