making toothpaste!

Last weekend we made our very first batch of homemade toothpaste! It was fun to tinker with the recipe I found online, and make it our own. The results are surprisingly great, and it is nice to know that we are using a toothpaste without any potentially harmful chemicals.

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Here is the recipe we ended up with, after modifying the one I linked above:

6 tbs coconut oil (virgin, organic)

6 tbs baking soda

20 drops peppermint essential oil

2 tbs xylitol (sweetener purported to help prevent tooth decay)

I had originally planned to use stevia as a sweetener, but the xylitol is much cheaper and I had read that it is good for teeth. After some further research, it seems like that claim is not one with lots of hard science backing it, so I think we’ll stick with stevia next time.

The recipe is inexpensive (much cheaper than store-bought toothpaste) and very easy to make! I recommend it.

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