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.

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

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

Homemade Baking Soda Toothpaste Recipe:

4 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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