So after TONS of research and back and forth on the topic of BAKING SODA in toothpaste being too abrasive, or not...I decided it would be ok. :) This is of course taking into account that several toothpastes that are commercially made add baking soda!
There are some that use xylitol:
and still more chose to not use a sweetener at all!
Some people add Vitamin E to extend the shelf life. Others will say it doesn't matter.
Here is my recipe:
- 7 Tablespoons of calcium powder (or crushed calcium vitamins)
- 5 Tablespoons of baking soda
- 4 Tablespoons of coconut oil
- 3 Tablespoons of distilled (non-chlorinated or fluoridated) water
- 40 +/- Drops of Essential oils of your choice (ie: peppermint, spearmint, orange...etc)
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Pink Himalayan salt
Many people are talking about how abrasive or damaging baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is. I found a site created by a dentist that breaks it down for us. Shelton Dentistry After reading his page, I am more certain than ever that my recipe is much safer for our teeth!
Some people say that coconut oil coats the teeth and prevents the minerals from being absorbed. The minerals in mine come from the pink salt :) Some people say to use this once or twice a week, while using plain water the other days. Others say it good to use the same as commercial toothpaste. I use it after oil pulling in the morning and then before bed.
Like I said earlier, if you find this disagreeable, just skip it! :) My previous page has some "Natural" toothpaste that you can buy if you prefer...No harm, No foul!