How to make homemade toothpaste

Pearly Whites, No Fluoride: How to Make Your Own Homemade Toothpaste

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Looking for a healthier and cost-effective substitute to commercial toothpaste?

If so, you’ll be thrilled to know that you can make homemade toothpaste in a matter of minutes.

The primary benefit of concocting your own toothpaste is that you will avoid the many chemicals found within store-bought versions such as Crest, Colgate and Aquafresh.

According to the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Database and other advocacy groups, these toxic chemicals can include artificial sweeteners, sorbitol, sodium lauryl sulfate,  FD&C Blue Dye No. 2 and fluoride. Scientists have found that some of these substances may be linked to cancer and can build up within the body over time.

Making your own toothpaste eliminates all of these substances, while even helping you save a few dollars a batch.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Measure 2/3 cups of regular baking soda.

2. Add 4 tsp fine sea salt

3. Flavor with 1-2 tsp peppermint, spearmint or any other flavor in the form of an extract or essential oil.

4. Use water as needed.

Mix the ingredients and test until you are happy with its flavor and consistency.

Once your homemade toothpaste is made to your satisfaction, store it in an airtight container such as a tube, jar or plastic bag.

Finally, brush your teeth at least two times a day for best results!

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