I made my own coconut toothpaste today
Every time I make my own toothpaste, I feel like a scientist in the laboratory. It’s such a great way to get the creative juices working while at the same time creating something that is super beneficial for my well being. You’re probably wondering regular store bought toothpaste wouldn’t be bad for my well being, but in fact, it very much is.
What’s wrong with a regular toothpaste
I remember stumbling upon a Charlotte Gerson seminar online and learning so much about natural remedies for the body. Born in 1922 to Dr Max Gerson, Charlotte has been a driving force behind the natural health movement. This particular video I saw, she was talking about how poisonous sodium fluoride is. I was at first sceptical, I always thought that if it was bad for you it wouldn’t get near the sales shelf, but I had a rude awakening to that being far from the truth. Of course, I had to dive deeper into this and consider the ninety-five-year-old woman possibly being senile. I kept being informed more and more of the harmful effects of Sodium Fluoride. Learning from Dr Leonard Caldwell, Dr Robert Cassar, Dr Sebi, Dr Jack Kruse, Dr Eric Berg, Dr Dean Burk, Dr Russell Blaylock. Coming across health researchers like Dan Stockin, Ralph Smart, Andreas Moritz, the list goes on- They were all saying the same thing.
“I was shocked to learn how harmful Sodium Fluoride is to the endocrine system and the nervous system.”
I investigated the label of my commonly purchased toothpaste brand, and that’s when I saw in small letters ‘call poison control if ingested’ and ‘Not to be used by children under six’. Now I’m more of a realist than a conspiracy theorist and it was pretty obvious to me that my days of buying toothpaste that consist of fluoride were done. I would buy Fluoride free toothpaste from time to time, but that was before I discovered the fun in making my own. I get a lot more for a lot less, and I get to feel super proud of my pearly whites as well as my well functioned endocrine and nervous system.
15 minutes & 10 ingredients for healthy gums. Can you do it?
I can go on and on about fluoride and how it’s got me avoiding tap water and questioning certain entities that obviously don’t have my best interest at hand, but I’ll take my tin foil hat off for now and put on my lab coat.
As a health and wellness coach, I have a closet full of natural products – from essential oils, silica gel, magnesium chloride, to superfoods such as neem, activated charcoal, cold pressed organic coconut oil, different types of fossil flour like diatomaceous earth and bentonite clay. I one day thought let’s put them all in my ninja bullet and hope for the best, and the best is what came. Below is a list I’d like to share of what ingredients I used and why exactly I used them.
I have been using my toothpaste for over 2 years now, and the result is – healthy gums, no cavities and bright smile.
The goodness of each ingredient
I put silica in just about every product I make. It is one of the foundational minerals our bodies need most. It’s a perfect ingredient to add to my toothpaste because its well known for protecting and building bone.
I personally do everything to get magnesium in my diet. It’s one of the minerals that many people are seriously deficient of. I have this one product that’s a liquid form of magnesium that is infused with patchouli, and the two combined are amazing for gum health. Magnesium is great for inflammation while patchouli has cell rejuvenating properties giving it the ability to heal skin tissue.
This has become a very popular product among those who want to whiten their teeth. Activated charcoal acts as a binder attaching itself to toxicity, but there’s more to this chemistry of its teeth whitening ability. Activated charcoal has a negative electrical charge, which attracts positively charged molecules. Toxins and gases have a positive charge, causing them to be absorbed by the charcoal.
Diatomaceous Earth and Bentonite Clay:
These products were a big help in getting the consistency I wanted in toothpaste, but there was more to them than just giving it the paste-like quality I needed. When bentonite clay gets wet, it expands and changes it’s electrical charge to a negative charge becoming absorbent to huge amounts of toxins. It binds to heavy metals and toxins around your teeth and gums while producing different amounts of minerals that are good for remineralising the mouth. Diatomaceous earth has similar benefits as silica and works really well with activated charcoal and coconut oil creating a nice polish for teeth. Because of its sharp abrasive properties, it gives a good scrub to your teeth.
Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil:
I use coconut oil for absolutely everything. It is so versatile it’s hard not to include it in my everyday life. This was a great foundation for creating the optimal toothpaste I was looking for. It’s the perfect partner in crime to all other ingredients I used.
This is where making the toothpaste gets fun and personal. I’m a big fan of essential oils and the therapeutic properties each one brings for healing. Of course, I had to use food grade oils that I made sure to mix with distilled water in order for my body to better digest them. Peppermint and clove were two I used because of its antiparasitic properties. I then added a third oil, cinnamon, which I predominately used only to give it a taste that I really like, leaving my mouth feeling fresh and spicy.
Neem Leaf Powder:
This wonderful plant is what my toothpaste was mostly made up of. I think I’m going to do a whole article on neem because it’s by far one of the most powerful plants in the world. I can’t tell you how amazing neem is in one paragraph, but when it comes to teeth I’ll do my best. Chewing on a neem twig has for many centuries been the commonly preferred way to prevent gum disease and maintain healthy teeth. With many studies and thousands of years of traditional use, Neem can prevent and heal gum disease, prevent cavities, kill bacteria that cause cavities and gum inflammation, reduce plaque, and freshen breath. It can give the toothpaste a bitter taste, so I had to lay it on thick with the essential oils.
There’s nothing like looking in the mirror after brushing your teeth, giving yourself a smile from ear to ear seeing a huge difference. I always feel good when I see and feel the results of a product of my own making. I remember my dental hygienist telling me how poor oral health can lead to having a heart attack. I thought she was trying to scare me into flossing and brushing regularly. Regardless if it’s true or not I can safely say along with my smile, my heart is beaming too.
Recipe of your own natural toothpaste
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
4 tablespoons of silica
2 tablespoons of magnesium
1 tablespoon of neem leaf powder
1/2 tea(!) spoon of activated charcoal
3 tablespoons diatomaceous earth
3 tablespoons bentonite clay
3 tablespoons of distilled water
10 drops of peppermint oil
10 drops of clove oil
20 drops of cinnamon oil
- Mix all ingredients in the blender. Swoooosh, swirl… and it’s ready.
If it’s too thick, add more water
If it’s too liquid, add more diatomaceous earth