Have you ever turned your toothpaste tube around and studied the ingredient list?
Here’s a few of the common ingredients:
Triclosan - a powerful anti-bacterial agent linked to development of super resistent bacterias and believed to impact thyroid function (NYTimes.)
Artificial Dyes - linked to behavioral and learning issues and even hyperactivity in children (source.)
Sodium Laureate Sulfate- this is the stuff that creates foam, in both your toothpaste and your shampoo. It’s linked to canker sores and increased sensitivity in the mouth.
So, instead of taking a risk brushing your teeth with toxic and irritating toothpaste, you can easily make your own with five commonly used ingredients.
3 tbsp coconut oil
3 tpsp baking soda
25 drops peppermint oil
1 packet stevia powder or xylitol
2 tsp vegetable glycerine
Mash the oil and baking soda into a paste. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and store in a jar.
Smile like you mean it!