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Gum Healing Toothpaste

3 Mar

Sad but true fact – I have gingivitis ( a fancy way to say gum disease – I think I prefer gingivitis it almost sounds botanical).

I have slightly sore red, swollen gums, that I rarely ever notice. I have probably had it for a long time, but on a recent trip to the Dentist I had the FEAR put into me.

Bone loss, loose teeth, bye bye teeth……

Nooo

This sent me scurrying for natural cures for my gingivitis, my very expensive dentist told me to floss, floss, floss & to use an electric toothbrush (just in case you were wondering what I paid $220 for).

Now I already brush & floss, so that didn’t seem to be the smoking gun I needed to get rid of the gingivitis.

So as per usual & probably just like you I headed to the internet for answers.

What I found is that coconut oil, baking soda, clove oil & oregano oil are all powerful anti-bacterial agents. So I decided to make Gingivitis busting toothpaste to use with my new fangled electric toothbrush.

And I am happy to report that my teeth are looking whiter & my gums are nice & tight & pink looking, the gingivitis has been sent packing 🙂

A word of warning though, this is not the best tasting toothpaste & the clove oil does seem to numb my mouth a little – but it works!

IMG_0272Gingivitis Busting Toothpaste a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 2 T bicarb soda
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 1 t stevia powder – to take the bite out of the bicarb
  • 10 drops clove oil
  • 5 drops oregano oil

Mix all ingredients in a container. If its too sour add more stevia powder to sweeten.

If you have really bad gingivitis add as much oregano & clove oils as you can stand as these are the smoking guns of this toothpaste.

Be sure to brush the gums & base of the teeth really well to get the oils & bicarb soda in where its needed.

Wishing you healthy gums

 

 

Home Made Natural Toothpaste

12 Apr

Homemade toothpaste was my first attempt at going natural. I wanted to create a simple product that would be better for our health & our hip pocket as natural toothpaste can cost a small fortune.

Now I must warn you that this toothpaste will in no way, shape or form represent that nice shiny tube of toothpaste you are currently using, but on the upside, it is cheap to make, completely non toxic & will leave your teeth feeling smooth & pearly white 🙂

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Home Made Natural Toothpaste a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 2 T Bicarb soda
  • 4 drops stevia – it is almost unpalatable without this – but more power to you if you decide to omit it 🙂
  • 4 drops Spearmint essential oil
  • 1 T Coconut oil

Take all of the ingredients & mix together till they form a firm paste, I make small batches, often & keep it in a jar in the bathroom which we just dip the bristles of our toothbrushes into.

The bicarb soda & coconut oil make this toothpaste great for stained teeth as both are purported to naturally remove stains & whiten teeth – so get  ready for a big white smile 😉

The stevia makes the toothpaste palatable & takes the edge off the nasty bicarb flavour, the spearmint gives nice fresh minty breath & the coconut oil leaves your teeth feeling glossy & gives it more of a paste feel. You can adjust the amount of stevia in your toothpaste, I suggest making it a little sweeter to begin with until you get used to the  bitter bite of the bicarb soda!

You can also choose to make a spice flavoured toothpaste using clove & cinnamon oils, this would have the added bonus of the anti-bacterial properties of the spices or a sweet orange flavour for the kids if they don’t go for the spearmint.

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This toothpaste may take a little getting used to, as it is nowhere near as tasty as the commercial brands but on the upside you know exactly what you & your family are putting in your mouths!. There are no hidden nasties and you will never find your little ones eating the toothpaste ever again!

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