This is several days worth of tooth paste. I adjust quantities as needed for more.
To make the toothpaste, use the following:
• 5 – 6 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil (Start with 5, add one more if too thick)
• 2 tbsp. Aluminum free Baking Soda
• 1/8 tsp. powdered or liquid stevia can be added unless you are allergic to it. If you don’t know, don’t add it!
• Use a blend of 10 – 30 drops of peppermint and lavender essential oils (to taste). I use only 100% pure, non GMO, preferably organic, high quality essential oils. “Cheep” oils may contain fillers, artificial oils and even toxic chemicals. Don’t use them!
I sometimes use clove essential oil for variety.
All of the oils in this toothpaste taste good, smell good and may have antiseptic properties
Add the following blend of powdered minerals:
magnisium citrate– 1 tsp
calcium citrate– 1 tsp
potasium citrate– 1 tsp
zinc citrate– 1/2 tsp
About the minerals: You can adjust the ratios of the minerals for a more nutritionally correct blend if that is of interest.
Use a sturdy spoon to mix, and you’re done!
The toothpaste tends to clump if you haven’t added enough coconut oil, and the powders in it will settle if you use too much. If that happens, just stir it a bit. The stevia is there to make the toothpaste taste better (not good, just better!). If you happen to use xylitol instead of stevia for your sweetener, keep your tooth paste away from your pets. It’s not good for them! The coconut oil provides lubrication for the baking soda and minerals, which are mildly abrasive. Non citrate forms of minerals can be abrasive enough to damage teeth over time, so I don’t use them. Coconut oil may also help gradually whiten your teeth, You will probably never think this toothpaste is delicious, and that’s just as well. It’s not food!
When I’m done brushing, I don’t rinse and spit – I just spit, and not too vigorously. The minerals in the toothpaste are your friends even after you have brushed. If you tend towards GERD (I do), the baking soda is also your friend!
Also, the baking soda makes your mouth a less friendly place for tooth erosion caused by acid to take place in general.
Keep the unused toothpaste covered until next use. Don’t refrigerate, or it will be too thick to use! Lasts well unrefrigerated. If you find that your toothpaste has thickened over time, just add a bit more coconut oil.
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