Homemade toothpaste: two recipes to prepare an excellent DIY toothpaste with natural and easy to find ingredients.
A homemade toothpaste with natural products it guarantees a 100% sustainable result.
Is toothpaste bad for you?
Many over-the-counter toothpastes contain Triclosan, a disinfectant used in surgery and classified as a powerful biocide also used in agriculture. Due to its high antibacterial effect, it is used in toothpastes and detergents for intimate hygiene.
Triclosan is still very popular in Italy. To understand its danger, just think that its chemical structure is very close to that of dioxin. Since autumn 2016, triclosan has been banned in the US by the FDA agency because it is potentially hazardous to human health.
Not only triclosan, even the presence of sodium fluoride in toothpaste can harm human health. Sodium fluoride is considered to be very toxic to bones.
So is toothpaste bad for you? When brushing your teeth, it is almost inevitable to ingest small amounts oftoothpaste. For this reason, many experts have assumed that toothpaste can be harmful to health.
Homemade toothpaste, benefits
The toothpaste made at home it's cheaper and certainly safer than over-the-counter toothpastes. With the right recipe, we can brush our teeth with a product that is effective in oral hygiene and which has no negative impact on our health.
On this page we will show you the recipe for a homemade toothpaste that ensures a complete cleaning of the teeth, without resorting to dangerous substances.
Another positive aspect is the lower impact on the environment which translates into not facilitating the production of plastic containers, paper and packaging of any kind.
Just put away the homemade toothpaste in a glass jar sterilized and reusable several times, so as to avoid any risk of waste.
Homemade toothpaste, the necessary
Here is the first recipe of oursDIY toothpastewith baking soda, essential oils and herbs.
- 5 drops of thyme essential oil
- 5 drops of mint essential oil
- 20 grams of baking soda
- 5 drops of tea tree essential oil
- A pinch of salt
- Vegetable glycerin available in herbal medicine, just enough to adjust the consistency
- A teaspoon of lemon juice
- Sterilized glass jar
Homemade toothpaste, the procedure
You will need the mortar to better mix all the ingredients. Mixing the grains of salt might seem difficult but with a little patience you will succeed!
- Take the mortar and put both the sage and the mint in it and pound until you get a very fine powder
- Pour the powder into a bowl then add the baking soda, salt and mix until everything is well combined
- Add the glycerin, lemon juice and essential oil and mix until the mixture is mellow and creamy: the glycerin will be used to mix the ingredients together in a creamy way so as not to scratch the tooth enamel.
- Pour the mixture into the glass jar after you have made sure it is perfectly airtight and sterilized
Here's yours homemade toothpaste.
For application: put a small amount of toothpaste on the toothbrush and proceed like any over-the-counter toothpaste.
Homemade toothpaste, storage
Store the product in a place away from sources of heat and humidity. If kept whole it can be kept for about 2 months: homemade products are free of additives, so they must be consumed within two months.
Homemade toothpaste, recipe
Also in this second recipe we will use the essential oil of thyme. Thyme essential oil is rich in a bioactive substance known as thymol.
Thethymolit is a natural antiseptic and is a compound used in various industries, probably there are many products in your cabinets that include thymol among the ingredients! This compound is used for the production of mouthwashListerine.
This essential oil, added in very small doses in hydrogen peroxide, can be used for rinsing to disinfect the oral cavity.
Here is anotherrecipeof a goodhomemade toothpaste. Ingredients:
- A spoonful of ventilated green clay
- A tablespoon of baking soda
- 7 drops of thyme essential oil
- A few drops of hydrogen peroxide to adjust the consistency
ThisDIY toothpasteit is very easy to prepare, you just need to mix all the ingredients well.
Where to buy essential oils and clay
In the recipes ofDIY toothpasteswe have included several ingredients that those who play in the world of do-it-yourself find easy to find. On the other hand, those who are not very familiar with aromatherapy and natural cosmetics may struggle a little.
Essential oils, as well as clays, can be found in the most well-stocked herbalists or by taking advantage of the online purchase. On Amazon, moreover, you can get excellent products at very competitive prices.
A 10 ml bottle of 100% pure Thyme essential oil, and obtained from an organic extraction and cultivation process, can be purchased at a price of 12.49 euros (shipping costs included). For all the info, I refer you to the official product page: Thyme Gya Labs Bio.
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