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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Chemical Free Coconut Oil Tooth Paste

Why change your commercial toothpaste to a homemade natural toothpaste?

Well, in case you didn't know it, fluoride is highly toxic. In fact, before fluoride was deemed a "cavity fighter," it was used as insecticide and rat poison. It's true. Even more surprising is that when it comes to dental hygiene, fluoride actually does more harm than good.
Everything you always DIDN'T want to know about fluoride
For many years the message that fluoride safely prevents tooth decay has been considered almost sacred. This idea also came from the same “chemicals for better living” era that also was told to the public that smoking cigarettes helped soothed the throat!!, why were we so miss informed? Wow!.

Here is a little known fact about Fluoride that maybe  didn't cross your mind.
Fluoride is a pollutant - a by-product of copper, iron and aluminum manufacturing. In the 1930's  a study (funded by one of the country's largest aluminum companies) concluded that fluoride prevented tooth decay and when this miracle chemical was added to water, it will give you healthy teeth and gums and totally bright smile..
Fluoride is a poison; it enhances the brain's absorption of aluminum. Too many health problems to mention right now, but if you take the time to read up on fluoride, you will know that by eliminating this toxic chemical out of your daily toothpaste and water, you might notice a big difference in how you feel, besides seeing  great improvement with your dental health.

Why Coconut Oil?
 100% Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil has a richer flavor than Refined Coconut Oil.

The oil is minimally processed, which results in an oil that has a much higher nutrient content (proteins, vitamins and anti-oxidants).Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil provides the greatest amount of nutrients are preserved .

**Please don't use Refined Coconut Oil.
Refined Coconut Oil is both tasteless & odorless. It is the most processed coconut oil. It goes through a pretty intensive process that deodorizes and bleaches the oil, most of the nutrients are gone.

Because there are no ingredients in the toothpaste that will go bad…this toothpaste with natural 100% Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil, will keep for a long time, but making it in small batches is the best way that worked for me, since I brush 3 times daily, I usually make a fresh batch each morning.

Why Baking soda?
Some people take baking soda daily to balance their pH levels and swear by its effects.

Now, I don’t sweeten my coconut oil tooth paste, but you can use stevia, which is not bad for your teeth or you could use xylitol too.
What I love most is there is nothing that I am putting in my mouth that I don’t know how to pronounce.

Coconut Oil is packed with many healthy benefits, especially when you oil pull, pulling the toxins out of your body, just by swishing, instead of using that chemical mouth wash…you get a natural clean fresh breath and healthy gums and strong bones supporting your teeth. One of the greatest benefits of brushing with coconut oil and baking soda is a natural tooth whitener, not an artificial chemical tooth whitener. The coconut oil and baking soda brings back your natural tooth color and prevents stains from occurring

Oh yeah, I also rub coconut oil on my cats teeth and gums, I have 3 cats, and their dental health is important to me and saves money not having to take them to the vet for teeth cleaning.  Rubbing coconut oil on the gums at night also relieves any soreness they might have. Plus a healthy coat of fur and also good internal benefits, just like humans!

2 table spoon. virgin coconut oil
1/2 table spoon. baking soda
1/4 tea spoon finely ground sea salt
 *add stevia or xylitol if prefer
* add mint oil extract if prefer

**If you are concerned about the coconut oil clogging your drains, just spit the toothpaste in a trash can when you are finished

Watch My Video on How I Make My Own Teeth Whitening Toothpaste with Coconut Oil