Oral hygiene is most important for our body overall health. The reason is simple enough! Everything goes inside trough our mouth. Healthy mouth will prevent infections from entering our body. Also there are studies that show how plaque build-up leads to higher chances of cardiovascular disease and poorly managed diabetes.
Some commercial toothpastes are not the smart choice. They are full of plastic and contain chemicals that do more harm then good. For example, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial sweeteners, fluoride, propylene glycol, and diethanolamine.
So, what can we do about it? Homemade Toothpaste!
Turmeric, peppermint, and coconut oil homemade toothpaste!
If you don’t believe us, check out this video!
Turmeric Peppermint Coconut Oil Homemade Toothpaste Recipe
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1 Teaspoon or 2 Capsules Turmeric
- 1 to 2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- Mix all ingredients together to form a paste.
- Brush teeth as normal and rinse.
- Repeat Daily!
Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, contains antioxidants, and is antimicrobial. This three capabilities makes it perfect for treating common dental problems like gum disease.
Coconut oil is also an important addition to this natural teeth whitener due to it’s antimicrobial properties. Various strains of bacteria have been shown to be inhibited by the medium-chain fatty acids that are derived from virgin coconut oil, making it the perfect supplement to put in oral hygiene products in order to help ward off infections.
On top of their fantastic health benefits, coconut oil and turmeric also work to keep teeth looking white and sparkly without the use of harmful tooth whitening strips or toothpastes.
If I had a choice between commercial toothpaste and this amazing turmeric peppermint coconut oil homemade toothpaste, I would pick the latter every time! It is much healthier and will do more than just clean your teeth. This natural remedy is the complete package.
So, who is ready for some serious toothbrushing?
Whitening products and tooth enamel: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/whitening-toothpaste/faq-20058411
Whitening products side effects: http://www.ada.org/en/about-the-ada/ada-positions-policies-and-statements/tooth-whitening-safety-and-effectiveness
Indian Society of Periodontology: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3498709/
Virgin Coconut Oil antimicrobial properties: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24328700