Note: The original recipe says this is a "remineralizing" paste, (meaning it can actually heal enamel loss) but I can't say from personal experience, yet, whether or not this is true. I do know that my mouth feels great after using it, and I love the fact that I'm not ingesting any toxic chemicals such as flouride.
Homemade Toothpaste5 Tablespoons Calcium Powder (Calcium carbonate)
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
3 Tablespoons Stevia Powder or Xylitol
1 Tablespoon liquid castille soap
3-5 Tablespoons coconut oil, depending on the texture you want.
Optional: Flavored essential oil such as orange, mint, etc.
1. Mix the Calcium powder, baking soda and stevia together until well blended.
2. Add liquid castille soap and mix in.
3. Add coconut oil and mix really well.
I store my toothpaste in a tiny Tupperware container, and use a clean cotton swab to dab a little each night onto my toothbrush. So far, my family has not come on board with using this toothpaste, but I suspect it is simply because it's easier to squeeze a tube than take out a little dab each night. To me, it's worth the small effort. Simple to make and works great!
And now, because Sunday is Easter.....
Here's an old traditional Christian symbol of the Resurrection: I printed out a small "coloring book" for my youngest daughter to color using the images, below. If you have youngsters in your life, you may want to do the same. [Images courtesy of DOVERBooks.com].