Everyone wants health and white teeth. When you smile, your white teeth will brighten your face. As in other cosmetics products, I decided to make my own homemade peppermint toothpaste.
This actually started when I was looking for a toothpaste recipe suitable for children. And I though that “hey I could make homemade peppermint toothpaste for myself too”. After that, I started to experiment with new ingredients. The results were amazing.
I could feel the difference and I my teeth looked healthier and whiter. Even my dentist told me that my teeth look healthier. After that day, this natural homemade peppermint toothpaste recipe has become my favourite.
The main ingredient of the toothpaste recipe is bentonite clay and coconut oil. Yes, you may think that what is coconut oil doing here. Or you may say you are really obsessed with coconut oil. Maybe a bit. But check this out. You can use coconut oil in almost anything. And the benefits of this oil are extremely high. So, it is perfectly natural to add coconut oil in my homemade peppermint toothpaste recipe.
In this recipe, I am also using stevia. This will give some taste to toothpaste. I have tried it without stevia as well. But the taste may be a bit bitter when you don’t add liquid stevia. So, I recommend adding this ingredient. However, as I showed on ingredients list, this completely optional. Also, over time, you need to adjust essential peppermint oil. I prepared this homemade peppermint toothpaste recipe for my test. And you are free to make changes and make your own peppermint toothpaste.
What do commercial products have?
- Sweetening Agent:
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Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste Recipe Ingredients:
- 3/8 cup of coconut oil soft
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 1/2 tea spoon of salt
- 1 tea spoon of bentonite clay
- 1/2 tea spoon of liquid stevia – optional
- 5-7 drops of essential peppermint oil
Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste Recipe Preparation:
Add coconut oil and baking soda in a bowl.
Mix these ingredients.
Add salt, bentonite clay, liquid stevia (if you are going to use this ingredient), and essential peppermint oil to the mixture.
Combine all the ingredients.
Enjoy your homemade peppermint toothpaste.
You can use this amazing homemade peppermint toothpaste twice a day like a regular toothpaste. But, it is important to consume this natural toothpaste in short time. Since our natural homemade peppermint toothpaste has no preservatives, it is more vulnerable to bacteria and other undesired contamination. But if you consume this toothpaste in one or two weeks, it will be perfectly safe and healthy. As you will have all the ingredients at home and tried the recipe before, it will be easier to produce the next batches of toothpaste.
Though you should be careful about one thing. When you are mixing bentonite clay, you should avoid using metal spoons or any other metal mixing tools. Contact with metal will neutralise the power of bentonite clay. As the clay is number one ingredient of the natural toothpaste, we don’t want anything like that to happen. You can use plastic or wooden spoons to mix bentonite clay.