Many toothpaste contain harmful chemicals such as Fluoride, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and triclosan which has actually been shown to weaken tooth enamel over the long-term use.
Coconut oil toothpaste contains antimicrobial properties that are helpful in preventing tooth decay. Numerous studies have shown that toothpaste made from coconut oil is effective in getting rid of streptococci mutans, which is the bacterium that handles teeth decomposition.
Coconut oil could prove to be a viable and safe alternative to commercially used chemical products and all you need to do it to keep it in your mouth so that it would interact with the enzymes found in your saliva.
Reasons to Start Using Coconut Oil as Toothpaste
It takes only a small amount of coconut oil to keep your teeth clean, and one jar can easily last you months, making it a very inexpensive toothpaste.
Fights cavity-causing bacteria
Researchers say that if you massage some coconut oil onto the gums for 10 minutes a day, for three wees, you will significantly reduce Streptococcus mutans, a decay-causing bacteria, and plaque.
No harmful chemicals
Most modern toothpaste are manufactured using triclosan, which has been linked to endocrine disruptions and antibacterial resistance. It can cause diseases such as testicular cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer.
No foaming agents
Sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate are the accepted foaming agents that are used during the manufacture of many types of toothpaste. These chemicals handle the foaming action of the toothpaste. The compounds are known to interfere with the proper functioning of the taste buds located on the tongue by breaking down the phospholipids.
Easy to make
The recipes for making coconut toothpaste are cheap, and the procedure of making the toothpaste is not complicated. This means that anyone can prepare it perfectly with little training.
Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe
6 tbsp coconut oil
6 tbsp baking soda
25 drops essential oil (whatever you prefer— I’ve used eucalyptus and grapefruit)
1 tsp stevia (or more if you like it sweeter)
-Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. I used my SmartStick to whip it really well and give it a light creamy texture.
-Pour into a mason jar and seal it up until ready to use.
This homemade toothpaste recipe is 100% natural, perfectly edible, and full of the minerals your teeth need to re-build enamel and maintain healthy teeth and gums.