Make your own natural toothpaste

Make your own natural and zero waste toothpaste with this simple recipe πŸ‘‡

What is wrong with commercial toothpaste?

First, the packaging waste: toothpaste tubes are almost impossible to recycle. Also, they are often packaged in a box which only adds to the waste.

Second, the ingredients: most toothpastes contain chemical ingredients like triclosan (antimicrobial), sodium lauryl sulfate (detergent for better foam) or propylene glycol (emulsifier).

These ingredients are known to have carcinogenic properties, and can be dangerous in higher doses or if ingested.

Why not switch to a natural and zero-waste toothpaste with this simple recipe:

1. Two tablespoons of baking soda
2. Two tablespoons of coconut oil
3. Ten drops of peppermint oil

Baking soda neutralizes the pH of the oral cavity. It has mild abrasive properties to remove stains from teeth.

Coconut oil has natural antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. It also protects the teeth against cavities.

Finally, the peppermint oil will give a fresh breath and nice taste! Try it, you won’t be disappointed πŸ˜‰

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Author: easyecotips