Maintaining an oral hygiene should rank high on any priority list, given the fact that the benefits are numerous and the risks are too great to ignore. The cost of medical procedures count in the thousands of dollars and the associated pain preceding and sometimes resulting from these procedures can be unbearable.
It goes without saying that prevention is vastly superior to treatment, so the obvious solution appears to be a shopping spree focused on toothpaste, toothbrushes and dental floss.
This is a very popular take among people who are concerned about their oral hygiene and they are generally right to add those items to their shopping list.
There is a superior alternative though, which is not only less expensive but also fun, without being time-consuming. Strange as it might sound to make your own toothpaste, this is something that savvy people with a do-it-yourself approach are already doing.
Why Make Your Own Natural Toothpaste?
Aside from the money you’ll save, creating your own gives you a feeling of accomplishment thus allowing you to skip all the nasty ingredients commercial toothpaste is made of. And yes, its so simple to prepare and takes around 5 minutes to create.
The ingredients are all natural and as inexpensive as they get because buying baking soda, fine sea salt, essential oils and peppermint extract won’t set you back more than a couple of dollars.
These are the active ingredients that need to be thrown into the mix in the right quantities, but there is no shortage of homemade recipes out there.
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt (this is optional – direct application of the minerals in sea salt is great for teeth, but if you don’t like the salinity, you can omit this one)
- 2 tsp peppermint extract or 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil (or you can add your favorite essential oil *optional)
- filtered water (adjust to your desired consistency)
(**Tip** you can use as much or as little peppermint or another flavor as you desire. Add the flavoring gradually until you reach an amount that suits your needs.)
How to Do it:
* Grab all the ingredients like baking soda, salt (optional) and peppermint (or your favorite essential oil).
* Mix altogether while adding the water little by little thus stirring after each addition, until paste reaches desired consistency.
* Now you are ready to get rid of that bad breath.
It is OK to get creative as long as you brew small quantities because even failed experiments can be fun. Those who discover something new and revolutionary are invited to share their homemade toothpaste with the comments below.
Discovery Dental WA says
Yeah!! It is really cost effective method to make homemade toothpaste and it’s fully helpful for those people who want to save their money.
Dr bhavika says
Can we use this tooth paste on a daily basis… I mean in facial scrub with baking soda is to be done just once a week… So this in toothpaste form Cn be used daily?
You can use this toothpaste regularly just like your normal toothpaste. The facial scrub is different because you are scrubbing it to your skin and its not advisable to over exfoliate.
Reading every post of yours i have very dry skin
Hi! How many times can we use this? I thought baking soda can weaken teeth enamel..thanks!
Drbhavika Hemnani says
I always use mny of ur DIY tricks on a daily basis … Thanx a ton.. But Cn we use this toothpaste on a daily basis … I hv used baking soda with lime juice on a once a week basis … Is it ok to use it daily?
hi !! m realy big fan of yours and m very much satisfied by your home made treatments ..they are miracle .. I want to ask you for a good homemade strech marks treatment..
i’ll be a lot of help..
Just religiously apply 100% coconut oil every opportunity you’ll have and soon you’ll get results.
Is baking soda is bicarbonate soda.tell me pls……..Thanx.
Hi, i have stretchmarks at the back of my hips, legs, knees, breast m very depressed, i cnt wear short dresses plz help me
jasmin legaspina says
pls. give me any idea how to prevent varicouse viens…for homemaids recipe thanks..
Aloe vera gel mixed with turmeric powder can be applied on the affected area or intake of aloe Vera juice diluted with water 2 to 3 times on a daily basis may also help in the treatment of spider veins.
Aloe vera naturally reduces swelling and soothes the area to which it is applied.
Or you can use other options:
a) Witch hazel can shrink the size of your veins. You can purchase witch hazel from your local pharmacy.
Distilled witch hazel is a soothing astringent when applied to areas with varicose by using cotton ball dipped in the extract, witch hazel can help to strengthen blood vessels as well.
b) Apply apple cider vinegar to the varicose veins two times a day. This would make the vein shrink back to their original size. Many health food stores and even regular grocery stores sell this vinegar.
Balen eileenor says
Thank 4 any inf0rmati0n ab0ut natural beauty tips.,