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Natural Homemade Toothpaste and Mouthwash Recipes

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I see you have quite a few natural recipes on your site for home health remedies and beauty products. Do you or your readers have any natural homemade toothpaste and mouthwash recipes? I'm looking for recipes that would be cheaper to make than buying store bought brands. Thanks in advance!

Whitest Teeth in Town

I make homemade toothpaste, which also acts as a whitener. I use equal parts of baking soda and coconut oil and add a few drops of peppermint oil. I'm a tea drinker and it helps to keep my teeth from developing tea stains by using it two to three times per week. I also use regular whitening toothpaste the rest of the time.

Make Mouthwash from Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide can be used as a mouthwash. I've used empty bottles to mix it half and half with water to make it last longer. I have not tried flavoring it, but adding a drop or two of spare extract to a small amount could be worth a shot. As far as toothpaste goes, you can try baking soda. It is too rough for daily use and can wear away your enamel, so dentists say to only use it once or twice a week. Otherwise, store bought toothpaste is probably your best bet for money saving. Remember to only use a pea-sized amount. You don't need as much as they use in commercials. I keep an eye out for sales at my favorite convenience store. It seems like they are always selling something cheap.

Excellent Whitening and Plaque Removing Paste

Take equal parts salt, baking soda, and coconut oil. Mix into a paste. You can add mint extract and stevia to taste. This is excellent as a whitening and plaque removing paste. Dip clean brush into jar or use a popsicle stick to spread it on the brush. You could just use straight baking soda, but it tends to be drying. The coconut oil helps prevent that.

3 Drops Will Do

Homemade toothpaste really will not save you money. Using a pea-sized portion of Colgate toothpaste (less than a dollar for a seven-ounce tube), the tube lasts for months (one person). It sure tastes a lot better than baking soda!

For mouthwash, I mix equal parts of peppermint, almond, and spearmint oil, putting them in a dropper bottle, and use three drops on a toothbrush. It is an effective agent to prevent and recover from gingivitis, and it will not harm you. It does not go bad. The oils can be used for many things, making them a worthwhile investment. A lot of people use vodka for a mouthwash (it's true!).

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Your Mouth Will Thank You

Simply sprinkle some baking soda in one hand (about a half teaspoon). Take your brush in the other hand and dip it into a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and then into the baking soda in the palm of your other hand and brush. Rinse and repeat if you like. You have mouthwash and paste in one easy application. Your teeth and mouth will thank you for it!

You'll Love It!

I use equal parts baking soda, salt, and coconut oil. And, I add mint extract and stevia to taste.

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