DIY Toothpaste Recipe

With a few basic ingredients, you can make your own beauty products that are plastic free and completely natural.

The toothpaste you use can have a huge effect on your health, the health of your family and the health of the planet.

Many commercial toothpastes contain ingredients that we know a lot of you try and avoid: artificial colours/dyes, synthetic flavours, artificial sweeteners, triclosan, palm derived glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride, microbeads, just to name a few…

So we have put together a homemade natural DIY toothpaste recipe with help from our mates at Biome, using simple, natural ingredients, many of which you will already have in your pantry. These include:

Coconut oil – known to help boost the microbiome in your gut (gut health begins in the mouth), and naturally prevent candida in the mouth.

Bentonite clay – a natural polisher, rich in minerals that isn’t too abrasive. It is also alkaline, helping to reduce acidity in the mouth.

Bi-carb soda – another alkaline ingredient, that will help to neutralise acids from the foods we eat, without being too abrasive

This is a very simple recipe, and very cost effective. Here is how to make it.

DIY toothpaste recipe

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. In a small 120ml glass jar, combine the bi-carb and bentonite clay and mix with a wooden utensil (a metal utensil will react with the clay).
  2. In a separate jug or jar, melt the coconut oil by sitting it in a saucepan of water (double boiler method).
  3. Carefully pour the coconut oil into the bi-carb and bentonite clay mixture to make a paste. Mix in some water, a little at a time to help create your desired texture. Add more coconut oil if needed.
  4. Add 5-6 drops of peppermint oil to the mixture
  5. Add one drop of stevia liquid at a time to taste (optional).
  6. Store out of direct sunlight and use within 6 months.

How to use

Using a small non metallic spoon or utensil, scoop a small amount of toothpaste onto your brush. Brush as normal and rinse your mouth with water.

Brush 2-3 times a day, combined with flossing, tongue scraping, a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lots of water.

* Please note, Pip Magazine is not authorised to provide medical advice so please speak to your dentist before switching to a natural DIY toothpaste. 

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