DIY toothpaste + mouthwash
I know this photo looks funny, but it was really fun to make. ^_^ I been making my own toothpaste n mouthwash for a while now, and I finally landed on a lil recipe that I can get down with. It's all-natural, incredibly simple to make, and has such minimal ingredients that you most likely already have at home.
- organic coconut oil
- pure baking soda
- 7-10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 3-4 drops of clove essential oil
- 3-5 drops of tea tree oil
- a reusable glass jar with a lid
I used equal parts coconut oil to pure baking soda stirred up with a spoon; you should end up with a toothpastey type texture. Then I just added essential oils to my taste, n stirred it all together even more. I love this because I use the same glass jar that lasts me for months, and just refill it when I want to make more. Plus when you travel, u can just use an old mini jar instead of buying travel size toothpaste that's labeled 'all-natural' but has all this other extra stuff in it (who knows wut it actually is). Also, depending on how big ur container is, you may need more or less essential oils // experiment! Also, if you didn't know, clove oil is super spicy, so, if you ain't bout it, then straight peppermint is coo. It's just sooo good for u n ya oral health, so I fux wit it.
- filtered water
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of himalayan salt
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of pure baking soda
- 3 drops of clove essential oil
- 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
- a reusable glass bottle with a cap
I just found an old glass bottle that I took home with me back when I used to buy cold press juice. (I own a cold-press juicer at home now, and I highly recommend getting one cuz it's super worth it.. health is wealth) Anyway, I filled up the jar with water 9/10 of the way, added the salt and baking soda, shook it up, added the essential oils, and shook it even more while thinking about cleansing thoughts. Ey, water holds energy, so anytime I'm dealing with liquids, I stay mindful. You can add more essential oils if it tastes too salty for u, but just use ur judgment depending on how big ur re-usable bottle is!
In the past I experimented with different essential oils, earth clay, activated charcoal, and all this other stuff trying to find what worked for me, and this is where I landed. Coconut oil can also be used for oil pulling, but honestly, I'm not that patient enough to swish oil in my mouth without accidentally swallowing it for 20 mins every day. So this is a way I try to get around it. My mouth has never felt cleaner, and I admittedly get excited to brush my teeth cuz I get to use my lil concoctions every day, yeee! Zero waste, natural ingredients, better for u, better for the earth! Try it out!!