Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tips to Making Your Own Home-Made Natural Toothpaste

Tariq Drabu, a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon in the United Kingdom, advises that it is more common these days for families to make their own home-made natural toothpaste, so they can choose natural, safe and organic ingredients to reduce the risk of putting dangerous chemicals in their bodies.

While home-made natural toothpaste can prove effective in cleaning the teeth, it does not protect the enamel. Fluoride is what is needed to protect the hard outer enamel of the tooth to reduce the risk of tooth decay.

You can make your own natural toothpaste at home using three simple ingredients; coconut oil, essential oils and baking soda.

The ingredients

Coconut oil has become a leading natural and safe ingredient used in a host of different applications. Coconut oil is brimming with health benefits. It is a natural anti-bacterial and antii-inflammatory which could be useful to fight gum disease.

Baking soda helps to neutralise the bacteria in the mouth, which is also highly effective to fight gum disease now and in the future. Further baking soda has proven to be a great tooth whitening solution, helping to reduce stains on the teeth and keep them sparkling and clean.

Essential oils are great to fight bacteria. The essential oils have anti-bacterial properties, but are also very effective in fighting bad breath. If you already have gingivitis, then you may find that using this home made toothpaste will help you reduce the symptoms and fight the disease.

The process

Melt the oil into liquid state. If you haven't used coconut oil before, then you may not know that the oil changes based on temperature. When it cools it becomes hard, but once warmed it turns into an easy to use liquid. Fill half a container with the melted coconut oil.

The next step is to fill the remaining half of the container with baking soda. The baking soda will mix into the oil, when you start the mixing process.

You will want to put in two to three drops of tea tree essential oils and two to three drops of thieves essential oils. With everything in the container, seal the lid and shake the contents well.

It is advisable to keep the toothpaste at room temperature, so it is easy to use when it's time to brush your teeth.

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