But what if we could have all that without chemicals like "blue 1 lake" and "Sodium Lauryl Sulfate"? Sounds like a good deal! Here are the ingredients and the 'how to' on how to make your own toothpaste! Simple, natural and economical. This stuff will leave your mouth (and breath) thanking you for a change!
Step 1: Gathering the Goods
3 tbsp Baking Soda
2 tbsp Boiling Water
4 tsp Dr. Bronner's castile soap
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1 tsp Peppermint leaf extract (or any natural extract like cinnamon or clove etc.)
blender, food processor, or hand beater
squeeze bottle or mason jar for finished product
Step 2: Preparing the Goods
Put the 1/2 cup of coconut oil into the microwave for 15 seconds. It doesn't have to liquify completely, just a little bit, so that its easier to work with.
Step 3: Combining the Goods
Step 4: Blending the Goods
Blend for about 1 minute until a creamy texture forms. Longer than this, and the mix will begin to turn frothy.
Step 5: Brushing Your Goods
You are ready to brush your teeth with the satisfaction of knowing exactly what ingredients your toothpaste is made up of!