Organic Coconut Oil Toothpaste - Make Your Own Without the Fluoride!
Making organic coconut oil toothpaste is a whole lot more
economical and better for you than using OTC concoctions that contain fluoride.
There’s just no reason to keep buying the stuff that imposes a threat to you
and your family! Presently, there are thousands of recipes out there - some better than others. I’ve tried a lot of
them and think I’ve perfected the process! Finally!
The KEY for me was switching over from creamy type organic coconut oil to liquid form.
I also process the baking soda because I found the toothpaste to be too gritty when I didn’t. Since baking soda in essence IS sodium bicarbonate, toothpaste’s that use it as an ingredient can end up tasting too salty. For me, cutting down on the grit helped reduce the saltiness. It’s like magic!
1. Organic coconut oil is made from s natural process called cold pressing and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties because of it’s high lauric content.
2. Baking soda (any brand) helps neutralize acid loving bacteria in your mouth which deters cavities from forming. Baking soda is good for healthy gums, removing plaque, and whitening teeth.
3. Neem oil helps eliminate tooth decay and gingivitis. It has also been shown to help condition the gums and prevent bleeding gums. Since neem oil
is very thickening, it can help hold your toothpaste together. You can also do like the people in India and chew on Neem Sticks
to kill bacteria and brighten your smile!
4. An extract or oil helps to flavor the toothpaste. Some people prefer to use essential oils but I don’t like using them because they are not supposed to be ingested. I know you spit toothpaste out but I like living on the mild side, not the wild side. I prefer to use mint or anise extract, or cinnamon oil.
5. Small glass jars with tight lids. You can use half pint canning jars or reuse small candle jars that you’ve thoroughly cleaned.
6. You will also need a food processor, blender, or extractor like I use. I like to use my juicing extractor because it pulverizes the baking soda into a fine dust.
Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients, you are ready to go. This may SEEM like a lot of work to go through but one small glass container SHOULD last you a month if not longer. Also, the more you make it, the easier it gets!
Let’s make some organic coconut oil toothpaste!
How to Make Your Own Organic Coconut Oil Toothpaste
Open all containers you have collected and fill them almost half way full of liquid organic coconut oil. Transfer the oil from the containers to your blender/extractor.
Start adding baking soda (a little at a time) and stir well with a wooden spoon.
When there is only a small amount of coconut oil floating on the top, *add the extract and 10 drops of neem oil.
For Cool Mint Flavor: Add 12 – 15 drops mint extract.
For Fresh Mint Flavor: Add 6 – 8 drops mint extract
*The extract and added neem oil will dilute the mixture some. Add more baking soda if needed.
You can use other extract flavors like anise or cinnamon. It's strictly up to you!
Now use your juicer/extractor or blend on high for several minutes. Allow mixture to sit for 20 - 30 minutes to fully saturate and "season".
If the mixture is too runny, add more baking soda and *stir well after each addition until you reach a paste consistency. You will only see a very small coating of coconut oil floating on top.
*It’s not recommended to blend/extract again because the mixture is too thick. You can certainly try though! :)
Allow to sit for an another 30 minutes to help incorporate the additional baking soda.
At this point, your mixture should be a paste and stand up to the toothbrush test like this:
Spoon into glass containers.
*NOTE: After using my toothpaste for almost a month now, I have found that all the coconut oil is gone from what's left in the jar. If that happens, just add a drizzle more and stir well!
*NOTE: *If you have dry mouth, you might want to consider adding xylitol to the recipe, according to the Modern Hippie. Xylitol is slightly sweet and promotes saliva formation. It also fights cavities, helps eliminate bacteria, and promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in your mouth. It is also said to assist in re-mineralization of the teeth by repairing enamel.
I don’t particularly care for sweet toothpastes so I left it out. Furthermore, Dr Axe doesn't seem to like it much - which you can read about here. However, you can certainly add a tablespoon to your recipe if you want to!
Tips for Using Organic Coconut Oil Toothpaste
*When you brush your teeth, I HIGHLY recommend that you DRY BRUSH. Make sure each time you dip your toothbrush into the mixture that you pick up some of the organic coconut oil. That replaces water. Dry brushing does a much better job at whitening your teeth!
*Do not SHARE your toothbrush or toothpaste. Hepatitis C can be spread easily by germs of the infected person this way. If you’re unsure if you have it, it’s better to have your own container of organic coconut oil toothpaste.
*If you don’t like the taste of coconuts, use the unflavored liquid versions that are available at the grocery today.
*You should ALWAYS use a soft bristled brush! No exceptions. Realistically, your toothbrush should be able to reach the inside and back teeth easily, which means the handle should be angled at 15 degrees. I should know! My dad was a dentist for 40 years! If whitening your teeth is paramount, try using activated charcoal natural toothbrushes!
Why Use Liquid Form for your Organic Coconut Oil Toothpaste?
When you use creamy coconut oil, the oil can melt over time (especially in the summer months) and cause the mixture to become too thin. Most people prefer a paste!
Of course in the winter, the oil can turn into a cream so there's a trade-off. I recommend simply adding more oil to the mixture (whether creamy or liquid) and stir well!
There is never a good reason to go back to using Crest or Colgate which contain nasty fluoride! In fact, once you make the switch to organic coconut oil toothpaste, you'll wonder what took you so long to make some!
Always consult your physician before using natural remedies, especially for anyone with preexisting conditions or anyone currently taking prescription medications. Although many efforts are made to ensure that the advice given on this site is professionally sound, the advice is not intended to replace a mutual relationship with a medical provider.
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