Fluoride-filled, commercial toothpastes often leave you wondering what exactly you are putting into your mouth. While many brands are well-known, there are always ingredients that are questionable on the label of their most famous products. What can you do to save money and finally find a way to get past the fear of harmful ingredients? Make your own tooth paste using the best toothpaste recipe in town!
Let’s see how you can make your own toothpaste, save money and have a white smile in the process.
Thankfully, toothpaste is not too complicated to make. In fact, there is a huge debate that the toothpaste itself doesn’t actually provide the most cleaning. Instead, it is the brushing that provides the cleaning, while the toothpaste is truly not a necessity. In either case, adding a little whitening power and a good taste is something that we all enjoy.
You will need to buy the following items before preparing your toothpaste:
- Baking Soda (No bleach)
- Sea salt
- Flavoring (natural)
A few choices for flavoring include:
If kids will be using your supreme toothpaste, it is best to not choose a flavoring that tastes so good that they will swallow it. This is why mint or citrus flavors are most commonly seen.
Let the Creativity Begin
Okay, making toothpaste is not all that exciting, but it is still a great feeling. You will want to measure out the baking soda using 2/3 of a cup. Once this is done, the rest is very easy. Simply follow these steps:
- Place the baking soda into a large container.
- Slowly pour in water and begin mixing.
- Continue adding water until a paste consistency is seen.
- Add in salt if you wish. This is great for killing bacteria and enhances the healing process of any sores in the mouth, but is not a necessity.
- Add in the flavoring one drop at a time. You will want to add to taste, but I generally start with a teaspoon and work my way up until the taste is evident. This will also make your breath smell good.
That is it! You are done. The only thing left to do is to add the toothpaste to a container, ideally a Tupperware container, and keep it in your bathroom. Now, simply clean up the mess that was made and brush as you normally would.
For an alternate homemade toothpaste recipe, click here.