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Coconut Oil Toothpaste

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I felt I had no other choice and started making my own, homemade coconut oil toothpaste. 

Over 8 years ago, we quit using regular toothpaste, specifically any that contained fluoride, and/or other  detrimental ingredients that we don’t know how to pronounce.

Not everyone in the family cared for my first attempts at the homemade toothpaste.
My daughter's started purchasing one that had charcoal and coconut oil, it was very good, but rather expensive.

I really didn't care for the heavy black charcoal content.  One reason being, that black splatters seem to be everywhere after brushing sessions.  It really lets you see how sloppy brushing teeth can be.   I had to make a rule for wiping out the sink each time. 

But I would rather have that small struggle, than the flouride and other chemicals that could affect my children's health, including their brain.

If you are not into or have the time, to make your own homemade toothpaste, It's totally understandable, it's not everyone's thing. 

I found one that is more of a tooth polish and prefer to get when I'm not able to make my own. It is all natural and they have a variety of flavors and it doesn't require a lot for each use.  

To check it out, click here at All natural toothpaste.  

The availability and varieties have increased since people are starting to learn, how detrimental chemical ingredients are to us, even in toothpaste.

Some natural toothpastes have Charcoal and Coconut Oil which are both great teeth whiteners. There are additional natural ingredients that are in others such as, neem, cloves, peppermint, baking soda, arrowroot powder, stevia and more.  

However, be sure to check the ingredients list, some companies will still try to slip by with, some not so natural ingredients.  

One good rule of thumb is, if you can't pronounce it, it probably isn't natural and/or completely safe.  Research ingredients, it will really open your eyes to what is being slipped into our bodies without our realizing it.

Update:  It's been a couple of years since we started using natural toothpaste. But since then we have found a recipe for making our own, homemade coconut oil toothpaste, and are very happy with it.  It isn't sudsy, but it is refreshing and whitens our teeth. Below is the recipe if you are interested:

Homemade Coconut Oil
Toothpaste Recipe

Best mixed in a glass bowl, a cereal bowl size will work fine.

  • Start with approximately 1/2 cup coconut oil.
  • Add:  4-6 drops of clove oil,(I add a little more cloves and less peppermint oil), Cloves is a little spicier, but is very good for healing gums and small cavities.
  • 5-7 drops of peppermint oil or to your taste,
  • Stevia as sweetener, to your preference.
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda, and
  • 1 tablespoon of Diatomaceous Earth,   and/or Arrowroot powder.
  • If your not familiar with DE then click on the link for more information, a great and completely natural product.  You can add more baking soda and not the Diatomaceous Earth if you desire.  But DE is not as gritty as baking soda.
  • I recently found a refillable squeeze type tube at the store.  They're easy to fill if you melt the coconut oil slightly and just pour it in.  I firms up as it cools.  

Our granddaughter used just coconut oil, with a tiny bit of baking soda, as a toothpaste when she was having problems with sensitive teeth and gums. Regular toothpaste burned her mouth.  Her teeth got whiter even with that simple combination.  It was also easier on her gums and mouth.

All said and done you can start simple and swish with CO starting with just 5 minutes, if that’s all you can handle.  But give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.  Have fun.

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