Want to get tough on toxins with this easy homemade turmeric coconut oil toothpaste recipe?
This DIY toothpaste is 100% natural and doesn’t contain any of those artificial ingredients in popular brands of toothpastes that are almost impossible to pronounce…!
Ingredients that Ramiel Nagel, in his highly rated book Cure Tooth Decay, argues may even do us more harm than good.
The ingredients that ring the loudest alarm bells for me are:
- Fluoride (linked to fluorosis in children)
- Propylene Glycol (a known irritant)
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation and endocrine disruption)
- Artificial sweeteners – (some kids toothpastes are sweetened with sweeteners such as aspartame, which has been linked with a host of potential health issues – from headaches to diabetes.)
I didn’t want to risk any of these potentially toxic substances going into my mouth twice a day, so I recently took the plunge and started to make my own toothpaste with three frequently used items in most food cupboards:
- coconut oil
- and baking soda.
The verdict? I really love it!
It does takes a bit of getting used to, as the texture is a little different to commercial toothpaste.
But my mouth and breath both feel clean and fresh and I love the fact I’ve made the toothpaste myself. Plus of course – it’s completely natural.