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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Homemade Toothpaste & Mouthwash



Recipe #1
Baking soda
Coconut oil
5-10 drops of Peppermint essential oil (therapeutic grade, 100% pure)
2 drops of Clove essential oil (therapeutic grade, 100% pure)
Make a paste with all of the ingredients above until desired consistency. It will thicken up if it is cold and it will be more oily if it is warmer (properties of coconut oil).

Recipe #2

Baking soda
Grapeseed oil
5-10 drops of Wintergreen essential oil (therapeutic grade, 100% pure)
2 drops of Clove essential oil (therapeutic grade, 100% pure)
pulverized egg shell (1 egg shell) - I used a mortar and pestle
Same thing as above. Make a paste until desired consistency. I made this one last week and I am loving it.  The egg shell has calcium, which helps strengthen teeth, but the fact that it is a powder, it helps to remove plaque and other impurities on the surface of the teeth. I don't want to overdo it, so I will alternate between the two.

Oil Pulling: All I can say is whoa!

I had hear about it, but after talking about it with my neighbor, I became even more curious and decided to try it. I am in shock at how well it works.
Visit this Oil Pulling Website and learn all about it.
In my experience, I used sesame oil and have done it a couple of times. I have felt more energetic and I can see that my teeth are whiter (already, yes, already). It is so simple and so natural that I can see myself using this as a remedy to many ailments, not just to whiten and strengthen teeth. Check it out!

Recipe 3
3 Tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
4 Tablespoons Baking Soda
10-20 drops grapefruit seed extract
10-20 Drops  therapeutic and food grade organic essential oil of your choice. I love to use spearmint.

Essential oils are safe to be used internally, as long as you essential oils are food grade like Young Living essential oils. 
Essential oils are anti-fungal, anti-viral , antimicrobial and antibiotic.  


I am a Young Living essential oils distributor. You can order from www.youngliving.com and use my distributor number to order if you'd like (1498096).

Mouthwash
Homemade Mouthwash
1/2 cup water (I like to use spring water)
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
2-3 tsp baking soda
5 drops essential oils of choice (I prefer a minty flavor like peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, etc). I also add a few drops of clove because it keeps my mouth bacteria-free longer.
10 drops of grapefruit seed extract (for flavor and for whitening)

Store in air-tight container such as a mason jar with a plastic lid. 
Shake before using. 
It will be fizzy.

2 comments:

  1. Is there any chemical reactions between all the ingredients, canceling each other out? I don't have hydrogen peroxide, will the mouth wash be effective without it?

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    1. Hi! I haven't had any chemical reactions between the ingredients in the years that I have used these. You don't NEED hydrogen peroxide for the mouthwash, but it is the main tooth-whitening agent, so if you don't mind that part, you can still have a beautiful and refreshed mouth. :)

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