So if you watched my minimalist toiletries video then you know that I usually just brush with baking soda and have been brushing this way for years. If you knew how many toxic ingredients were in ALL the toothpaste at your local grocery store, you would probably make the switch as well.
Even “healthier” toothpastes still have ingredients that are completely unnecessary and on top of this, the makers of these supposedly healthier alternatives’s list the prices at double the cost of the others and sometimes even more. Here is a very informative article on the common ingredients in your toothpaste:
The baking soda is fine for brushing but the taste is very salty and the aftertaste is a mix between yuck and yuckier. Joe and I are fine with it but the children don’t like it so I wanted to make a toothpaste they would actually use. I also wanted to make it without a sweetener so they wouldn’t be tempted to swallow it. This one is perfect!
This recipe has been around since I was young and is so very simple. All you do is combine equal parts of both baking soda and coconut oil, then add 10 drops of peppermint oil for every 3 tablespoons of the other ingredients. Peppermint oil is very strong and will burn your tongue if you pour in too much. So stir in 10 drops at a time until you reach the strength you want.
- Baking Soda *
- Organic extra virgin coconut oil *
- NOW Peppermint oil * (optional)
- 8 oz wide-mouth Ball canning jar *
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Directions can be found in the video above. If you try it, come back and let us know how you like it!
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