Make Your Own Homemade Natural Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

I have been making my own toothpaste for quite some time with simple everyday household ingredients and just came across this article with 5 different recipes for natural fluoride-free toothpaste on the New Medical Awareness Facebook Page:

How To Make Your Own Natural Fluoride-Free Toothpaste
– 5 Recipes To Try

brusing teethIf you’re sick of fluoride based toothpaste, who can blame you? Fluoride is widely touted to protect our teeth, but it’s actually a poisonous chemical that causes cancer, damages our nervous system, and even creates weak teeth and bones. Fluoride is common in rat poison and the Nazis used to put it in the prisoners’ water – because it’s known to placate people and make them easier to control. Knowing this – if you haven’t already done so – it’s probably time to dump your fluoride toothpaste. There are certainly many brands of fluoride-free toothpaste available at your local health food store or almost as easy, and likely better for you, you can just make your own.Artificial flavorings and scents are commonly made from synthetic chemicals derived from petrochemicals or coal tar. Manufacturers argue that artificial flavors are safer than natural flavors because their composition is standardized and regulated. But do you really think that consuming anything made from crude oil is safe for you and your family?

– Coconut oil is a key ingredient in homemade toothpastes because it’s a powerful, natural antibacterial and anti-fungal – so it works to kill harmful bacteria in your mouth while you brush. Coconut oil is excellent for your gums and brushing with it regularly can eliminate bleeding, sore gums. The oil kills the bacteria that are responsible for gingivitis

– Another key ingredient in homemade toothpastes is baking soda. Baking soda is used for two reasons. First, it’s a mild abrasive that provides a gentle cleansing. Second, it’s alkaline. Being alkaline, baking soda can neutralize acids in your mouth that are often at the root of tooth decay. Baking soda also absorbs odors and helps produce sweet breath. Try to use organic baking soda!

Here are 5 recipes to try:

Toothpaste #1

  • Plain baking soda

Mix powder with a bit of water to create a paste.

Experience:

Extremely salty, gritty, and generally not so nice. Leaves the mouth feeling clean but adds a faintly metallic finish to the teeth.

Toothpaste #2

  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 drop essential oil (spearmint, peppermint, orange, cinnamon, etc.)

Mix ingredients with a small amount of water to form a thick paste.

Experience:

Generally better than plain baking soda but significantly saltier. Peppermint oil adds some mintiness and a slight tingle on the lips.

Toothpaste #3

  • 2 tbsp. dried lemon or orange rind
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 2 tsp. fine salt

Grind the rinds to a fine powder in a food processor. Add baking soda and salt and blend thoroughly. Store as a dry mix, applying small amount to a wet toothbrush for each brushing.

Experience:

The lemon imparts a faint but pleasant flavor and noticeably counters the saltiness of the baking soda and salt. Same slightly metallic finish as with the plain baking soda toothpaste.

Toothpaste #4

  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide (3%) topical solution

Add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda to form a paste.

Experience:

Less gritty and salty than baking soda alone but also a bit foamy, and not in a good way. Tingles the edges of the gums almost to the point of stinging. Foaming sensation seems to linger after rinsing. Mild but unpleasant aftertaste, along with persistent mild tingling.

Toothpaste #5

  • Baking Soda
  • Coconut Oil
  • 1 drop essential oil (spearmint, peppermint, orange, cinnamon, etc.)

Just use a fifty/fifty ratio of coconut oil to baking soda. Start with a small batch and use a few teaspoons or tablespoons of each. If you like, add a few drops of an essential oil, like peppermint or spearmint, for flavor and a bit of Stevia for sugar-free sweetness. After mixing your toothpaste, keep it in a glass container with a lid. Then, just spoon some out for use or just dip your dry toothbrush into it. The mixture doesn’t need to be refrigerated and because coconut oil is antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal, it’ll help keep your toothbrush clean and sanitary too.

Coconut oil is liquid above 76 degrees and solid below, so the mixture can change consistency with the weather. You’ll also want to rinse with warm water to prevent the oil from hardening in your sink or drain.

Note: I also like Tea Tree oil toothpaste and it works well for treating gum disease, and you can buy this at any local health food store… or you can add 5 or 6 drops Tea Tree Oil per cup of natural toothpaste above—it has a interesting flavor that some don’t enjoy so don’t add too much.

(Sources: naturalnews.com ; care2.com)


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