Most toothpastes on the market contain ingredients such as fluoride, xylitol, enzymes and other components. These compounds clean and protect your teeth. However, you can achieve these same results naturally with your own homemade toothpaste. Natural toothpaste can be made very easily, with only a few ingredients.
For this gentle toothpaste, you will need:
6 tsp. baking soda
1/3 tsp. salt
4 tsp. glycerin
15 drops of peppermint extract
The baking soda works to whiten and cleanse your teeth. The salt has the same effect as an antiseptic, cleaning the teeth. Glycerin is a base to help with flavoring and make the mixture thick and creamy. The peppermint is used for flavoring and to provide fresh breath.
Combine the ingredients in a small storage container. Stir the mixture until it forms a thick consistency. This natural toothpaste can be used daily, just like other toothpastes. Store at room temperature in a plastic storage container or jar.
Put a small amount of the toothpaste on your toothbrush. Begin at the back of your mouth and go forward. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes.
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