So, we have yet another better-for-you alternative to an everyday necessity: natural toothpaste! And, not only is it natural, but by incorporating Bare Oils, you maximize plaque- and gingivitis-fighting power!
First, you’ll need:
- 4 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 4 tbsp Bentonite Clay
- 2-3 tbsp Filtered Water
- 1/2 tsp Real Sea Salt
- 5-7 drops Peppermint Bare Oils
- 1-2 drops Liquid Stevia (optional, for added sweetness)
1) Mix coconut oil, clay, and salt in a small bowl. Start with just one tablespoon of water. Working with the back of a spoon, mix the ingredients together until a paste forms. Add more water until you reach your preferred consistency.
Note: If you are adding Stevia, this is the step to do it.
2) Add in the Peppermint Bare Oils and then mix until well-combined. Store in a glass mason jar or a silicone squeeze tube for up to a few months.
To use: Place a pea-sized amount of paste on your toothbrush and begin brushing. Don’t brush too long or too hard - just enough until your mouth is clean and feels fresh! Rinse.
Fun fact: Clove essential oil contains the highest antioxidants of any other essential oil. It is also approved by the Dental Association for use as a dental anesthetic and it’s great for killing Candida!
It pays to be a little more observant when shopping for toiletries or other everyday essentials because you never really know what you’re putting in or on your body unless you look closely at the ingredients.
So, skip the brightly-colored, sparkly, and chemical-filled mainstream toothpastes and try this alternative. You can feel great knowing it’s beneficial AND safe for the whole family.
Give your pearly whites what they deserve. Happy brushing!