One of the most important organs in our bodies are our teeth! They are there to stay forever, and unfortunately we only get one pair of them.
It is very important to keep our teeth healthy so that we don’t suffer from tooth decay or gum diseases. There are literally thousands of toothpastes out there which claim to whiten your teeth in 30 days or prevent gum disease.
However, they usually contain toxic ingredients such as fluoride for example. Fluoride is one of the most used ingredients in toothpaste, and it is toxic.
For example, Harvard University did a study on fluoride and brain function, and the results were pretty startling. Some of the side effect of fluoride is a lowered IQ level.
Thankfully, there are a lot of natural ingredients to make a home made toothpaste. This toothpaste is completely natural, and is completely effective in whitening teeth and lowering the risk of gum diseases.
It contains baking soda, coconut oil, and neem powder.
Baking soda is affordable and effective. What is more, coconut oil is exceptionally effective in dental health.
People have used coconut oil to clean teeth for centuries, dating back to ancient India. It works by detoxifying the oral cavity in a similar way to dish liquid cleaning dishes. Coconut oil literally sucks the dirt and toxins out of your mouth.
Moreover, it creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment for your teeth.
Neem is a leafy tree also known as the “Indian Lilac”. Neem has more than 140 active compounds within. Furthermore, it treats ulcers, and prevents tooth decay.
Ingredients you will need to create this natural toothpaste:
- 3 tablespoons of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of neem powder
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of xylitol (for taste).
- 15 drops of mint essential oil/aroma.
Mix the ingredients in a suitable container, in order to prepare a paste.
As coconut oil may harden depending on the outside temperature, store the paste in a glass jar.
Use this natural toothpaste just like you would ordinary toothpaste.
Use it three times a day, and you will experience healthier gums, whiter teeth, and healed cavities.