How to make homemade toothpaste: three recipes to prepare an all natural and organic homemade toothpaste.
To have gods very white teeth without resorting to products with ingredients that are questionable for our health, we can prepare a natural toothpaste with our hands.
Often, itoothpastes taken in the supermarket, they are formulated with ingredients that are very aggressive to the natural enamel of the teeth, moreover, some ingredients are suspected of causing damage to health.
Making a DIY toothpaste is a simple and quick operation. On this page we will seehow to make a homemade toothpaste following three different recipes so as to satisfy any need.
How to make a natural disinfectant and soothing toothpaste in case of toothache
The basic ingredients for the preparation of toothpaste can be found in herbalist shops or with online purchases, here are the ingredients needed to make atoothpaste useful remedy for toothache.
Among the ingredients we have sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide for whitening effect, green clay, an exceptional product which is also able to enhance the natural whiteness of the teeth, then there is the essential oil of Tea Tree, a powerful antibacterial, Peppermint, effective in toning and refreshing the mouth and, finally, the essential oil of Cloves, considered one of the best since ancient times natural remediesagainst toothache.
Where to buy the ingredients?
A pack of 300 gr of ventilated green clay (superfine) can be bought on Amazon for 10.95 euros. This clay isultra thin, therefore perfect for the preparation of ahome made toothpaste. For all the info on the product, I refer you to the Amazon page:Green clay.
N.B .: even if you don't choose this product, be sure to buy oneultra-ventilated and 100% natural.
For the best essential oils, I refer you to the pages where I describe all the properties.
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Clove essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
The homemade toothpaste, even if natural, will be rubbed on the teeth using the special toothbrush and must not be ingested.How you do it?
- Get yourself a glass jar, the baby food one, for example, is perfect. Disinfect it well, rinse it and dry it perfectly (even the cap).
- Pour the baking soda and clay inside in a ratio of 1: 3. One part of baking soda for every 3 parts of green clay. Mix the two ingredients well until they are mixed evenly.
- Now add the essential oils very carefully, 3 drops per type.
- Stir to absorb the essential oils.
- Add as much hydrogen peroxide as it takes to make a very thick paste, but stable enough to add to your toothbrush.
Why is it effective?
The bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide whiten the teeth, the tee tree has an antibacterial action, the cloves are highly anti-inflammatory while the clay purifies and the mint refreshes, improves the health of the gums and prevents bad breath. For anatural toothpaste without bicarbonate, you can simply omit this ingredient and use only green clay.
How to make natural toothpaste with coconut oil
This recipe can be made with the same procedure seen above but with other ingredients.
- Ventilated clay
- Essential oils
- Coconut oil
As you can see, it is atoothpaste without bicarbonate and without hydrogen peroxide.Coconut oil is used as the only liquid to mix the ventilated clay. Coconut oil can be used for the health of the teeth, hair and skin. For all information: coconut oil.
Useful information: always use a small spoon to put the toothpaste on the toothbrush and do not use the toothbrush itself. In this way, you will avoid contaminating the homemade toothpaste. Always close the jar tightly otherwise the pasta will dry out. Prepare it in small quantities and keep it in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Homemade toothpaste for children
For anatural toothpastemore delicate, you can follow the procedure seen above but use more "sensitive" ingredients such as:
- White clay
- Vegetable glycerin
Just mix the two ingredients. To get a perfect paste, use white ventilated clay.
In some blogs it is written to "blend the ingredients", of course this would simplify things for you but the clay should never come into contact with metals. This means that you don't have to use metal bowls, spoons, and that the lid of the baby food jar should be wrapped in a thin cloth handkerchief.
For good oral hygiene, in addition to toothpaste, we need mouthwash. Here is the recipe for making a natural mouthwash:
Pour 100 ml of hydrogen peroxide, five drops of eucalyptus essential oil and five drops of peppermint essential oil into a container. Here are the oral care products prepared with natural ingredients.
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