Easy Homemade toothpaste Recipe
4 tbsp baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1/2 tsp hydrogen peroxide (3% solution)
1 tbsp coconut oil (warm enough to be liquid, which means above 76 degrees F)
2 tsp glycerin
10 drops peppermint oil
10 drops Myrrh
Put baking soda in a bowl, add the other ingredients and mix them until you achieve a proper paste texture. Taste, and add more peppermint oil if you want a more flavorful paste. Keep it in a glass jar with a tight lid. Scoop it on to your toothbrush and brush as usual.
Xylitol is added to some chewing gums and other oral care products to prevent tooth decay and dry mouth.
Xylitol tastes sweet but, unlike sugar, it is not converted in the mouth to acids that cause tooth decay. It reduces levels of decay-causing bacteria in saliva and also acts against some bacteria that cause ear infections.
Xylitol is a naturally occurring alcohol found in most plant material, including many fruits and vegetables. It is extracted from birch wood to make medicine.
Myrrh is applied directly to the mouth for soreness and swelling, inflamed gums (gingivitis), loose teeth, canker sores, bad breath, and chapped lips.
Myrrh is a sap-like substance (resin) that comes out of cuts in the bark of trees that are members of the Commiphora species.
Glycerin prevents toothpaste from drying out and helps maintain product consistency.
Baking Soda ( Sodium Bicarbonate )
Baking Soda will kill microorganisms and disease related bacteria. It will also neutralize and detoxify the bacterial acids and toxins that form in plaques.
When hydrogen peroxide comes into contact with bacterial plaques, it breaks down very rapidly into oxygen and water. This helps to break up and destroy the thin bacterial layer on tooth surfaces, and it shows the places where bacteria are located. Make absolutely sure you only use the 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, this is the only solution considered safe enough to use for health purposes.