One of the healthiest alternatives is to make a homemade toothpaste.
But beware, making a homemade or more natural toothpaste does not mean that it cannot damage our teeth and gums, we must be very careful in the ingredients we choose.
A homemade toothpaste could also damage our enamel and alter the pH of our mouth. It is very important to know what kind of natural ingredients are the most suitable.
How To Make A Home Toothpaste
I’ll tell you some of my favorite ingredients to make a home made toothpaste that is refreshing and won’t damage our teeth.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil helps improve the intestinal flora from your oral cavity and prevents oral candidiasis.
2. Mineralised water
I recommend it to you especially if you usually drink osmosed water. This type of water helps to remove heavy metals from our body, but also wears away the mineralization of teeth.
3. Ground Cocoa Husk
Although it seems hard to believe, the best toothpaste would be a cocoa paste, whose components help mineralize the teeth. We also have to take into account that its effect is a non-aggressive abrasion effect and therefore a good ally to break the bacterial plaque.
4. White clay or kaolin
Some posts ago we talked about the benefits and uses of kaolin, so if you read to us regularly sure that this ingredient does not surprise you.
White clay is a natural polish rich in minerals and not very aggressive. It is also alkaline, so it reduces acidity in the mouth, making it an excellent ingredient for a homemade toothpaste.
We are used to hearing that we should sterilize our mouths with powerful rinses and toothpastes that kill all germs and bacteria. For this reason, it may sound strange to us to put “clays” in our mouths, but we should not be afraid to do so. True dental health is to achieve a balance and ecosystem between the germs and natural bacteria in our mouth, as they protect us from disease and promote the mineralization of our teeth.
5. Sodium Bicarbonate
The different foods we eat and their level of acidity constantly alter the natural and optimum pH of our mouth and can lead to imbalance.
To counteract this effect we can use sodium bicarbonate in our toothpaste, which has a pH between 9 and 11. This means that it is a very alkaline ingredient, which will help us neutralize the acidity of what we eat and regulate the pH of our mouth in a natural way.
6. Essential oils suitable for consumption
Essential oils such as mint or lavender help fight plaque and gingivitis, as long as they are used with brushing and flossing. If you do not know which essential oils are suitable for consumption it is important that you consult with a professional.
We should not be afraid to prepare our toothpaste at home, as long as we know what ingredients we are going to use and the quality of those ingredients.
We must not forget that using a good toothbrush and a good dental floss are key factors in maintaining our oral health. With a balanced pH, a natural alkalinity and a balance in the bacterial flora of our organism we can be sure that our mouth is clean and healthy.
And of course, I’m going to leave you with a recipe for homemade alkaline toothpaste that regulates the pH of our mouth. It is a very simple recipe and easy to prepare. You have just the right amount for a single use, so you can try it.
Home Made Toothpaste with Coconut Oil, Bicarbonate, Kaolin and Peppermint Essential Oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ¼ spoonful of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon white clay
- 2 drops mint essential oil
- A pinch of sea salt
Mix it all in a bowl, put it in your toothbrush and brush!