Homemade Toothpaste (Peppermint)
Actualizado: jun 30
Simple recipe and zero waste ;)
3 tsp. Dr.Bronner's unscented or peppermint castille soap.
3 Tbsp. baking soda*
3 Tbsp. coconut oil (known for its antimicrobial and anti fungal properties)
10-15 drops peppermint essential oil ( known for its antimicrobial properties and valued for its cooling effects).
1. Melt the coconut oil.
2. In a small bowl put the melted coconut oil, castille soap, baking soda and essential oil(s). Use a fork to blend the mix until frothy.
3. Pour into a glass container.
4. Use only a small amount on your tooth brush and enjoy all the benefits of the oils, do not swallow the paste.
The initial mix may appear less pasty or too liquid, let it cool down before use or put in the fridge for a couple of hours if necessary. The texture will change into a paste.
*Note: If you want to use less baking soda. You can try 2 tbsp. baking soda and 1 tbsp. of turmeric ( known for its anti-inflammatory effects and as a powerful antioxidant). Or 2 tbsp. of bentonite clay + 1 tbsp. of baking soda.
What I recommend is to alternate and not stick forever with baking soda, change your batches and play using clay instead when desired. There are other recipes that use charcoal, that could be a great option to explore.
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