Many name-brand toothpastes contain potentially harmful ingredients that may penetrate through the tissue of your mouth, enter the blood stream, and build up in the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, and tissues. Such ingredients are: sodium fluoride, triclosan, FD&C Blue Dye #1 and 2, sodium lauryl sulfate, and hydrated silica. All of these common ingredients have been found to be harmful to humans. Making your own is very easy and quick and most importantly you know it is safe for your family. Neem is one of the top ingredient beneficial for oral care. The neem twig has been used for centuries by Indians to clean their teeth thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic benefits. I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Preparation Time: 10 mn
Conservation time: 6 months (in sealed tube)
Yield: About 100 gms
-35 g White clay
-19 g Calcium bicarbonate – (needed to form strong teeth & healthy gums )
-10 g baking soda
-1 g neem powder
-2 g orange peel powder (or tulsi powder)
-45 g coconut oil
– 8 drops of peppermint essential oil (for children 6 and up)
- Measure the white clay, calcium bicarbonate, baking soda, neem and orange peel in a bowl
- Mix well until fully homogenized
- In a different bowl, measure the coconut oil
- Slowly add the clay powder mixture into the oil while mixing continuously. You can adjust the consistency adding more clay or coconut oil.
- Add your Essential oil and mix well
- You can use a tube or jar to store your toothpaste.
Store in your bathroom at room temperature. Can be kept for 6 months