Have you every made your own natural toothpaste? It’s easy, healthy and can work out cheaper than bought toothpaste.
All you need is a bit of time and:-
- A Mixing bowl
- A Jar*
- Coconut Oil (5 tbsp)
- Baking Soda (5 tbsp)
- Essential Oil, to taste (optional)
- Mix everything together and then put in a jar with a tight lid.
- You may wish to use a blender to make the toothpaste extra smooth.
- If you want to add flavour and aroma with an essential oil like peppermint, do check that the oil is of a recognised food grade.
Coconut Oil and Oral Health
Coconut oil is 50% Lauric Acid (which is also contained in a mother’s milk) and is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Raw and organic coconut oil, free from additives will benefit your oral health. Many health practitioners believe oral health is the foundation of overall health.
New Ways to Combat Infections
“…with increasing antibiotic resistance, it is important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection.”
The institute produced a study regarding tooth decay and the use of several oils. Coconut oil was the only one to inhibit the growth of bacteria including Streptococcus mutans, an acid-producing bacterium which is a major cause of tooth decay.
Read More about Coconut Oil Research
Oil Pulling Experience
If natural medicine is something that interests you then you may wish to explore the ancient practice of oil pulling. Read Lucy Baena’s experience of oil pulling in this post.
Tooth Decay Medical Research
This is another thoughtful article by Dr Mercola, a medical authority in the USA on coconut oil combating tooth decay.
Oil Pulling Research
Find out more about oil pulling with coconut oil, with Bruce Fife MD.
Which Coconut Oil?
What’s the difference between unrefined and refined coconut oil. What does ‘raw’ really mean and how can you tell if your coconut oil really is organic? This short post has 5 Tips for Choosing Coconut Oil.
All the best,
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