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Coconut Oil Toothpaste

(Recipe inspired by Wellness Mama)

What’s so special about this recipe?

Athlone Institute of Technology’s research on oil showed that Coconut oil, when mixed with healthy gut bacteria (like the ones we have in our mouth), was the only oil tested to inhibit the growth of cavities inducing bacteria. Including Streptococcus mutans- an acid-producing bacterium which is a major cause of tooth decay.

Baking soda is a gentle teeth whitener and disinfectant which helps kill bacteria responsible for tooth decay. It cleans, it is safe to eat and very effective.

Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance that can be found in plants, fruits, and vegetables and is even produced in the human body by normal metabolism. Xylitol provides sweetness and does not promote tooth decay because it is non-fermentable by oral plaque bacteria. At some levels is even known as a plaque acid reducer.

 

Ingredients:

  • • About 120 millilitres / 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • • 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • • 2-3 tablespoon tablespoons of xylitol (optional, it will give the toothpaste a sweeter
  • taste)
  • • 15-20 drops of peppermint essential oil

Method:

  1. Melt or slightly soften coconut oil by breaking it down with a fork
  2. Mix all other ingredients and stir well. If using semi-hard coconut oil, use a fork, if not, use a spoon. If you are using completely melted coconut oil, you will need to stir several times while the mixture cools to keep the baking soda incorporated.
  3. Put mixture into a small glass jar. You can make different jars for each family member.
  4. To use: Dip a toothbrush in and scrape a small amount onto the bristles or use a small spoon to put on the toothbrush.