D.I.Y. Toothpaste Recipe (bicarb, seasalt, vinegar)

2013-08-17
  • Yield : 1/2 cup
  • Prep Time : 3m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 5m

This is a more advanced toothpaste than my easy “coconut oil” toothpaste recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Room-Temperature (filtered) water
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • Optional: 1 capful 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (except if you have metal fillings, as they react)
  • Optional: 1 capful food-grade White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Optional: 1-2 drops of Essential Oil (i.e. Peppermint, Spearmint, Clove)

Method

Step 1

Stir until dissolved.

Step 2

Brush teeth with a soft toothbrush with the liquid.

Step 3

Floss your teeth with Floss, String, or Fishing Line.

Step 4

Then, use the rest of the water mixture to swish/strain through gaps of teeth, gargle, then spit out.

Why these ingredients


Baking Soda: Soda neutralizes any acid in the mouth (major cause of tooth decay/cavities/tartar), kills germs (removes odour, sweetens breath) eliminates mild surface stains, removes plaque deposits,
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Sea Salt: will help draw fluids from the tissues whilst stimulating saliva production
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Food-Grade (3%) Hydrogen Peroxide: Whitens Teeth, Removes Stains, Reacts with Baking Soda to form bubbling suds
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Food-Grade White Vinegar or Apple-Cider Vinegar: Vinegar helps to kill bacteria and prevent the build-up of calculus, also known as tartar. Brushing with vinegar reduces the risk of gingivitis, which is a major cause of tooth decay. (Do not swallow the vinegar)
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Peppermint Essential Oil: Mouth inflammation, Sinus/Respiratory Infections, Tastes like Toothpaste
(or Spearmint Essential Oil: Tastes like toothpaste)
Peppermint-essential-oilClove Essential Oil: Potent (Use diluted), pain reliever, toothaches, mouth sores, beneficial to bad breathe, infections, parasite killer
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Tea Tree Essential Oil: Anti-bacterial
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Throughout the rest of the day, I just brush with water, although sometimes use a bit of toothpaste (as in a tiny 2ml drop) or now I found that I’m more regularly using the coconut oil toothpaste as I like the taste and it’s more convenient than making this toothpaste as it’s “ready-made”.
(The most important thing is ‘disturbing’ the bacteria on the teeth so that they cannot form plaque)

 

 

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