One of the most important parts of our body is our teeth! They last forever, and we only get one pair of them. With all the junk food that we eat nowadays, it is essential to keep our teeth healthy if we don’t want to suffer from gum diseases or tooth decay.
There are thousands of toothpaste out there, they also all claim to be the same. They say to whiten your teeth in just 30 days, prevent gum disease, etc. However, they usually all contain the same toxic ingredients! Fluoride is one excellent example.
It is one of the most used ingredients in all toothpastes, and it’s purely toxic. For example, Harvard University did one study on fluoride and the brain function, and the results were pretty startling. They showed that an adverse side effect of fluoride is lowered IQ level. Basically, the toothpaste advertisers offer us whiter teeth in exchange for our brain cells. Well, no, thank you!
Thankfully, there are lots of natural ingredients you can use to make a homemade toothpaste. This homemade toothpaste is completely natural, and completely effective in whitening the teeth and lowering the risk for gum diseases! It contains baking soda, neem powder, and coconut oil. Baking soda is a great ingredient for your teeth because it works to clean them. The Journal of Clinical Dentistry in June 2008, stated that brushing the teeth with baking soda products has been proven to be more effective than using some products without it. Baking soda is more affordable and much more effective. So, why would we brush our teeth with anything else?
Moving on to the Neem Powder. It is a leafy tree which also known as the “Indian Lilac”. It’s commonly used in Indian traditional medicine. It has over 140 active compounds within! It‘s known to produce a more healthy immune system, prevent tooth decay and treat ulcers! Researchers have published in the Journal of Ayurveda Integrative Medicine that simply chewing on a stick from the tree can help prevent the tooth decay while inducing a much more sterile environment for your teeth to live in. This ingredient is really amazing and needs to be exalted for its medicinal uses.
The last primary ingredient in this amazing natural toothpaste is the Coconut Oil; it has also shown to be exceptionally effective for dental health. Coconut oil was used to clean teeth for many years, dating back to ancient India! Coconut oil works amazing by detoxifying the oral cavity in a similar way that a dish liquid cleaning dishes. It literally sucks the dirt and the toxins out of your mouth. Moreover, it creates a clean and antiseptic oral environment for the teeth.
Here are the ingredients that you need to create this natural toothpaste:
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon neem powder
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 15 drops of mint essential oil/aroma
- 1 tablespoon xylitol (for taste)
The Preparation Method:
You need to mix all the ingredients in a suitable container, in order to prepare the paste. Since coconut oil can harden depending on the outside temperature, you need to store the paste in a glass jar. Use this natural toothpaste just as you would your ordinary toothpaste. Use it 3 times a day, and you are going to experience healthier gums, healed cavities, and whitened teeth! Yup, it can heal cavities as well.