Let me tell you a story about my teeth.
A little over six months ago I visited my dentist for my bi-annual cleaning. Everything was going swell, and I expected to have a great check-up. I haven’t had any cavities for years, and didn’t plan on starting anytime soon!
Then, she said she found a soft spot. What? I guess that means it’s not a cavity, but it could turn into one. She said she’d keep an eye on it, and on my next visit we’d see if I need a filling.
Fast forward six months and on my return visit, I was anxious to find out if I had a cavity.
Nope. And, the soft spot was gone! Gone!
Now, I’m no dentist, or even an oral care aficionado, but I have to think that my introduction of homemade toothpaste into my oral care routine had something to do with it. I haven’t curbed my sweets cravings, so it’s not like I quit eating sugar.
So, in addition to brushing with Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil & Neem Toothpaste, I sometimes use a homemade toothpaste to switch things up.
Here’s the recipe:
Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe
- 1/2 cup softened coconut oil
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 25 drops of peppermint oil (like you use to make candy)
- 1 Tbsp coarse sea salt
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and put a lid on it. Keep it near the sink and use when you need to brush your teeth. That’s it!
The coarse salt scrubs and supposedly adds minerals to your teeth! The coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and baking soda helps whiten your smile.
Do you make your own toothpaste?
Until next time,
Note: This article was last updated on November 1, 2022.