I just made my second batch of home-made toothpaste. I started making it because buying fluoride paraben and other nasty free toothpaste is difficult over here (I bought Aloedent in the UK) and really really expensive. Making your own is easy. I have to say my teeth definitely feel different and I can see my gums improving. I have very fine chips on the back of my two front teeth I was starting to worry about (it was a ‘Hey Big Spender moment swinging a caribou on a string at Drama School- another story!) They were starting to feel very thin- It feels completely different and the best way to describe it is stronger. 3 weeks on and I can hand on heart say I love this tooth paste!
My 3 year old was also spending a lot of time eating and sucking the toothbrush- now she just gets in there and cleans and spits which makes me happier. She also only complains about it to her Dad who also is wary of it- she just sees me get on with it- and there is no alternative which is sometimes a brilliant way to get kids to just get on with it!!
I took my inspiration from these blogs;
and Ramiel Nagal’s book Cure Tooth Decay
In a glass Jar
2tbs coconut oil
2tbs calcium and magnesium powder (I use this)
2tbs baking powder
1tsp salt (I use Pink Himalayas Salt)
8 drops Raspberry Medicine Flowers
10 drops of Mint Medicine Flowers
Mix it all together with a chopstick and put the lid on the jar!
Done and it lasts ages! (beware it is grey!)