• How To Make Your Own Homemade Toothpaste

    April 16, 2022 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE

    Biome Naked Beauty Bar - How to make your own natural toothpaste

    The toothpaste you use can have an impact on your health, the health of your family, and the health of the planet.

    Most commercial toothpaste formulas contain ingredients that we know many of you want to avoid — artificial colours/dyes, synthetic flavours, artificial sweeteners, triclosan, palm-derived glycerin, sodium lauryl sulphate, fluoride, microbeads, just to name a few. So, we’ve put together a homemade toothpaste recipe containing natural ingredients that are better for you and for the environment. Read on for the breakdown on how to make toothpaste at home.

    How to Make Your Own Homemade Toothpaste

    This DIY toothpaste recipe is not only beneficial for your health but cost-effective and convenient too. In fact, you’re likely to find many of the required ingredients in your pantry already. These include:

    Coconut oil – is known to help boost the microbiome in your gut (gut health begins in the mouth), and naturally prevents candida in the mouth.

    Bentonite clay – a natural polisher, rich in minerals that isn’t too abrasive. It is also alkaline, helping to reduce acidity in the mouth.

    Bi-carb soda – another alkaline ingredient, that will help to neutralize acids from the foods we eat, without being too abrasive.

    DIY Natural Toothpaste Ingredients

    Note: You can adjust the recipe depending on whether you want to make a small toothpaste for travel or a large, everyday toothpaste for the home.

    Method

    1. In a small 120ml glass jar, combine the bi-carb and bentonite clay and mix with a wooden utensil (a metal utensil will react with the clay).
    2. In a separate jug or jar, melt the coconut oil by popping it in a saucepan of water (double boiler method).
    3. Carefully pour the coconut oil into the bi-carb and bentonite clay mixture to make a paste. Mix in some water, a little at a time to help create your desired texture. Add more coconut oil if needed.
    4. Add 5-6 drops of peppermint oil to the mixture
    5. Add one drop of stevia liquid at a time to taste (optional).
    6. Store out of direct sunlight and use within 6 months.

    How to Use

    Using a small non-metallic spoon or utensil, scoop a small amount of toothpaste onto your brush. Brush as normal and rinse your mouth with water.

    Brush 2-3 times a day, combined with flossing, tongue scraping, a healthy diet rich in vegetables, and lots of water.

    If you’re not up to making homemade toothpaste, but would still like to switch from a commercial formula to a natural one, view our range of natural toothpaste products here.

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