Toothpaste & Mouthwash

toothbrushToothpaste

Homemade toothpaste may not replicate the creamy-turned-foamy texture of commercial toothpaste, but it can leave your teeth literally squeaky-clean.

(Although this recipe is a little bit salty, it can be toned down and sweetened with liquid stevia and/or flavored with essential oil.)

2 tsp Sea Salt
3 tbsp Baking Soda
2 tbsp Coconut Oil
5 Drops Stevia (Optional)
10 Drops Trace Minerals (Optional)
10 Drops Essential Oil (Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Etc.)

The toothpaste may separate (especially in warmer climates where the coconut oil will remain liquid) but can be stirred back together before each use.

Mouthwash

These three basic recipes can be used as alternatives to commercial mouthwash.

1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Water
Dissolve the salt and baking soda in the water, then swish and/or gargle with the mixture.

1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Hydrogen Peroxide
5-10 Drops Essential Oil (Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Etc.)
Combine the ingredients and shake to mix, then swish and/or gargle with the mixture and rinse your mouth with water to finish. Store the mixture in a dark place and shake it again before each use.

1/2 Cup Water
1 tbsp Witch Hazel
2 tsps Baking Soda
1 Cup Aloe Vera Juice
10 Drops Essential Oil (Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Etc.)
Dissolve the baking soda in the other ingredients, then swish and/or gargle with the mixture.