Never buy toothpaste again!
Part of our health journey has been to rid ourselves of non-natural chemicals. We first tackled our household cleaning products. That was fairly easy as everyday, there seemed to be more and more products in the store that were branded as healthy, or organic, or natural. So we started there, but with continual research, we found more reason to avoid even those products because they still contained chemicals or components that were unnecessary and harmful to our home environment.
Ridding ourselves of harsh chemicals in our personal products didn't happen until later on during our journey. Nonetheless, we did make the transition to EASILY and INEXPENSIVELY making our own personal products consisting of natural and organic ingredients. How easy you ask? So easy that even our kids can make it and teach you to make it!
Learn how to make your own toothpaste by 2 young kids!
A wise man once asked me to explain to him a concept as if he were a 4 year old child so he could best understand it. That has always stuck with me so, here, we turn it around and have our children explain the concept and process. Watch the video, and then read the recipe (adapted from wellnessmama.com) below.
5 tablespoons calcium carbonate
2 tablespoons baking soda
3 tablespoons Xylitol Xylitol is a natural-based sweetener that is actively beneficial for dental health by reducing cavities to a third in regular use and helpful to remineralization
3-5 tablespoons organic raw coconut oil
Optional: essential oil to preference. We used orange oil, but you can also use mint for the more traditional toothpaste flavor.
- Add the 3 powders in a bowl and mix together.
- Start by adding 3 tablespoons of the coconut oil and mixing with the powder until a paste-like consistency is created. Add more coconut oil to reach your desired consistency.
- separate product into small individual glass containers with jars. This recipe will yield enough product for a family of 4 to brush their teeth for about 3-4 weeks.
Now we recognize that a transition to a healthy, non-toxic lifestyle requires baby steps. We know, we certainly have taken those steps and continue to take baby steps. If making your own homemade toothpaste is not quite your cup of tea (yet), then you can try the toothpaste that we used for some time, Xlear Spry Toothpaste. For our kids, we purchased Xlear Spry Tooth Gel for kids.
Do you want a healthy and non-carcinogenic alternative to your toothpaste? Are you looking to save some money on your personal products? Or, do you know someone who is searching for a healthy, cheaper way to brush their teeth? If so, then please try this recipe out and pay it forward by sharing it with your friends and family.
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