Did you know your everyday hygiene items often contain harmful chemicals? Even toothpaste commonly contains carcinogens. The best way to avoid these harsh ingredients is to make your own. It’s an easy process that requires minimal ingredients and then you can rest easy knowing exactly what you’re putting into your body.
This simple do it yourself toothpaste recipe requires only three ingredients and is every bit as efficient as any store bought brand.
3 tablespoons coconut oil (warm for easy mixing)
3 tablespoons baking soda
10-15 drops peppermint essential oil
Stir all three together and store in a sealed container. If you need a sweeter taste, you can always add in a bit of stevia. You should be aware that natural toothpaste is more liquid based and won’t foam like typical toothpaste, so if you want to brush longer just apply the toothpaste again.
If you are a Southern California local check out the Refill Shoppe (www.therefillshoppe.com) in Ventura for all natural eco-friendly body care products.