There are a lot of brands of toothpaste in the market, but most of the time with our own reason it is just better to be able to make your own toothpaste. There are basics that you need to know, and you need to have all the knowledge on your ingredients before you put them in your toothpaste. This is because having the right knowledge of the ingredients will help you to actually choose which toothpaste recipe is right for you. It will even help you to make your own toothpaste recipes later as well.
Simplest Homemade Toothpaste Recipe:
This DIY toothpaste recipe is one of the more simple ones, and it has everything already balanced for you. It won’t make a lot, allowing you to try it out without having to deal with a large amount in case you don’t like it.
- 2 Tablespoons Organic Baking Soda
- 2 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
- 10 Drops of Natural Peppermint Oil or Lemon Essential Oil
- Essential oil is actually optional but the toothpaste will taste dull without it.
- Prepare an clean airtight container, put in the organic baking soda along with the virgin coconut oil.
- Gently stir the mixture with chopsticks until a paste like consistency has been formed.
- Then add in the peppermint oil, and continue to mix until it is evenly distributed throughout the paste.
A More Complex Homemade Toothpaste Recipe:
For those who are not comfortable with the bitterness of homemade toothpaste , this recipe has added a sweetener in it to assure taste. Actually this sweetener will also benefit your teeth because of its antibacterial properties. You can add whatever essential oil is best suited to what you want out of your toothpaste, depending upon whatever flavor you feel more comfortable with.
- ½ Cup Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
- 3 Tablespoons Organic Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Xylitol (sweetener)
- 10 Drops Essential Oil (of your choice)
- Heating up a half a cup of virgin coconut oil over a gentle heat.
- Add three tablespoons of baking soda, and then add the Xylitol and essential oil.
- Gently stir it and make sure to mix thoroughly before pouring it into an airtight container.
- Let it cool before covering it.
Tips to remember for DIY Toothpaste:
Plaque is removed mostly by flossing instead of brushing.
Even though it is still extremely important that you brush your teeth, it doesn’t actually mean that you will get the plaque off by just brushing your teeth. Practicing good oral hygiene habits are important, and this includes flossing and even mouth wash. Of course, by flossing you will find out that most of the plaque is removed from your teeth. Though, sadly you can’t really make your own floss even if you can make your own toothpaste.
Baking soda and salt are most commonly used for the abrasive in toothpaste.
You need an abrasive in toothpaste to make sure that you can get your teeth clean. However, too much of an abrasive can be bad for your teeth. This means that you need to make sure that you use an abrasive, and baking soda is recommended, but make sure that you are not using too much baking soda. Baking soda is a great addition to your toothpaste because other than being a needed abrasive, you will also find that baking soda will start to help you whiten your teeth as well, even with a homemade natural and organic toothpaste.
You don’t need sweeteners in your toothpaste.
In commercial toothpastes, you will find that there are actually sweeteners to make sure that it doesn’t taste like you are brushing your teeth with salt. Of course, you will also need to make sure that you keep a balanced toothpaste recipe if you don’t want it to taste terrible even without a sweetener. However, there are some sweeteners that will be able to help you sweeten your toothpaste without actually doing something to your teeth.
Putting an antibacterial in your toothpaste is actually recommended.
There are some antibacterial elements that you can put into your toothpaste as well. This is because antibacterial toothpastes are extremely important in making sure that the bacteria in your mouth will actually die. This is because the bacteria in your mouth can cause rot, and to get rid of the bacteria will leave your mouth cleaner.