DIY Remineralizing Toothpaste

In my last post I wrote about Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil.  Pretty close to the same time I starting pulling, I was using homemade toothpaste.  I have read a lot of pros and cons about fluoride and I am deciding not to use it whenever possible.  Some countries have even banned it.  I know a lot of people will disagree with me and your opinion on fluoride is yours, and mine is mine.  I just want to share my toothpaste experience and recipe with you.  

First, I made a tooth soap where I would wet my tooth brush and rubbed the soap. It tasted a bit soapy but really didn’t have any taste at all.  I am pretty programmed that I want my toothpaste to be fresh and minty so the tooth soap didn’t really last that long.

Second try was a mixture of baking soda, coconut oil, xylitol and peppermint essential oil.  I really liked this mixture.  I used it for about 2 months as I only made a small batch of it to try it out.

I had to go for my cleaning appointment at my dentist and I decided that I wasn’t going to bring it up until my next 6 month check up.  Well, that didn’t last long because the hygienist wasn’t even in my mouth for five minutes before she asked what I was doing because my teeth looked great!  I was shocked and really excited to hear this.  I told her that I had been oil pulling and using natural toothpaste.  She started asking me all kinds of questions and even said, “if you were to ever sell this, I would be your biggest advocate”.  WOW!  Hearing her say this I knew I was on the right track.  She did mention though that I should add calcium magnesium and trace minerals to the toothpaste.  I went on a mission to find a recipe that had these ingredients and this is what I found:

6 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp. Baking Soda
2 Tbsp. Calcium Magnesium Powder
2 Tbsp. Xylitol
2 tsp. Real Sea Salt
20 drops Essential Oil (I used Peppermint)
10 drops Trace Minerals
Mix all ingredients together really well.  The trace minerals add a bit of a fizz. The calcium magnesium powder and the trace minerals I had to purchase through Amazon.
I am now using this recipe and love it.  I does take some time to get used to it but keep with it.  Try it for yourself and let me know what you think.

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