What’s in your Toothpaste: Part 2

If I'm not swallowing toothpaste, do the ingredients really matter? You may be wondering why avoiding toxic toothpaste ingredients is so important when toothpaste isn’t in your mouth for very long, and even when it is, you certainly don’t swallow it.

In “What’s in your Toothpaste: Part 1,” we learned that our bodies have a mouth-body solid connection, which means that whatever we put in our mouth has the potential to harm the rest of our bodies. After discussing the harms of toxic toothpaste, you may wonder, “Where do I find good, healthy toothpaste?”

Here’s a great alternative that’s fun and easy!

Homemade Baking Soda Toothpaste Recipe:

Four tablespoons coconut oil.

2–4 tablespoons baking soda

Up to 1 tablespoon xylitol powder (optional)

20 drops cinnamon or clove essential oil (optional)

20 drops peppermint essential oil (optional)

Small glass jar

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