I’ve been informed that I have gingivitis and the remedy, according to the dentist, is a “deep cleaning”. It’s uncomfortable and horribly expensive and I’ve been doing lots of research for natural alternatives. One of the first things I’ve done is create my own toothpaste, which I should have done a long time ago. The list of chemicals in toothpaste – not to mention fluoride, which is a nerve gas – is staggering. Anyway, more on that later and on to my new toothpaste.
Years ago I read a book by a Dr. Judd and he recommended a tooth “soap”. One of his readers followed up and created a product by that name. It was expensive and not that easy to use. It came as a jar of soap fragments and picking out a fragment or two and putting it on my toothbrush didn’t please me at all. So this time I decided to create my own.
My DIY Toothpaste Recipe
1 Tablespoon of Dr. Bronner’s castile soap
4 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Optional: 1 Tablespoon water, essential oils, a sweetener like stevia or honey
My toothpaste was just fine without the water so I recommend trying the recipe without it and then add it later if you need it.
The essential oils and a sweetener are simply for taste and totally unnecessary, IMO. I added cinnamon oil just to entice my son into trying the product but I am going to leave it out next time.
I like the fact that it hardened after a day or two, and that’s because of the coconut oil. This recipe is gentle, it tastes great and my teeth feel absolutely wonderful after I brush. Please let use know if you try it because we’d like your feedback.