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How to Make Your Own Toothpaste

A DIY toothpaste is easier to make than you think. Plus, it's an excellent alternative to the chemical-laden, artificially flavored toothpastes found in stores.

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Step 4

Minty Coconut Toothpaste Recipe
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  Rinse brush under hot water.  

Step 2

Minty Coconut Toothpaste Recipe
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  Add coconut oil and essential oils and stir to form a smooth paste.  

Step 1

Minty Coconut Toothpaste Recipe
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To a small glass jar, add calcium, kaolin clay, Xylitol and baking soda. Stir to combine.  

Minty Coconut Toothpaste

Minty Coconut Toothpaste Recipe
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This recipe also contains Xylitol, which has been found to significantly reduce dental caries and enhance tooth remineralization.   

Step 3

Minty Coconut Toothpaste Recipe
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To use, place roughly 1/4 tsp toothpaste on a dry brush using a clean spoon. Brush teeth, then dispose of toothpaste into a garbage bin (coconut oil can build up in your drain).  

When making your own toothpaste, opt for materials like baking soda – a gentle, mild abrasive that removes plaque and stains. Additionally, kaolin clay is excellent for removing stains and polishing teeth for a whiter smile. This recipe also contains Xylitol, which has been found to significantly reduce dental caries and enhance tooth remineralization. Combining these ingredients with calcium helps to build stronger teeth. Now that’s something to smile about!