You’ve seen the photos in the ads for products that swear they’ll give you the whitest, most perfect teeth – but those products are always so expensive, and may include lots of unpleasant side effects. Fortunately, we’re here with an all-natural, affordable alternative!
You may well even have all the ingredients you need already in your pantry, as all you need for a million dollar smile is a simple mixture of baking soda and coconut oil. No, really – you don’t have to pay exorbitant fees or suffer the side effects. Let us explain!
Coconut oil has an endless number of beneficial uses. It has the ability to treat digestive and hormonal problems, and to regulate the blood sugar and cholesterol levels. More than 1500 studies have confirmed the antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil. Therefore, it is the perfect ingredient for oral care and remedy for oral health issues.
Numerous experts have found that coconut oil can prevent the proliferation of Streptococcus bacteria which are the main cause of tooth decay. The oil is almost equally effective as triclosan-containing toothpastes. A number of popular toothpastes contain fluoride which is considered as toxic chemical. There are over 23 000 cases of fluoride poisoning every year caused by toothpastes that contain fluoride. This a reason enough to replace the standard toothpaste with your own homemade toothpaste.
Baking soda is extremely beneficial for your teeth and gums. It has the ability to regulate the pH levels in the mouth and kill the harmful bacteria that cause tooth decay. Also, it has powerful whitening effects which can make your teeth perfectly white.
Coconut Oil Toothpaste
– about ½ cup coconut oil
– 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda
– 15-20 drops of essential oils (optional)
– 2 small packets of stevia (optional)
- Take a jar and add the semi-hard coconut oil and add all the other ingredients.
- Then, mix well using a fork.
- You should dip your toothbrush in and scrape a small amount onto bristles.
- Brush your teeth as you would normally do. Moreover, you can also try oil pulling using coconut oil.