Without even thinking about it, we touch our face and mouth an average of 250 times every day! And with our hands that are never quite clean enough… Encouraging microbes to spread into the mouth. It’s far from obvious, but every time we touch anything during the day (your laptop keyboard, your car door, your phone) and every time we eat around 3 or 4 times per day, there are actually thousands of specs of dust and bacteria that settle into your mouth. This is why it’s so important that you brush your teeth at least twice daily, otherwise you’re running the risk of oral and dental diseases.
But despite all of this, you shouldn’t use just anything to clean your teeth with. Making your own toothpaste is a good way to avoid dangerous industrial products (fluoride and triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, sweeteners, the list goes on…). Also, by buying the ingredients for your DIY recipe, you’re considerably reducing your packaging consumption, because a box of green clay and a 200g pack of bicarbonate of soda is enough to make the same amount of toothpaste as 13 tubes!
What’s more, you can use our blend of purifying and regulating plant oil blend to enjoy the benefits of hemp oil, perilla oil and moringa oil, which are regenerating and calming, anti-inflammatory flaxseed oil and passion fruit oil, and antioxidant green tea oil and olive oil, a lot more than you’d find in a typical coconut oil.
DIY organic toothpaste:
- 13g green clay
- 27g of bicarbonate of soda
- 12.5ml water
- 5 drops of our purifying and regulating plant oil blend
- 1 drop of spearmint essential oil
- 1 drop of lemon essential oil
- 1 drop of clove essential oil
- In a bowl, combine 27g of green clay and 13g of bicarbonate of soda
- Gradually add in 12.5ml of water, beaiting it in vigorously until it is all combined
- Add the 5 drops of the oil blend and combine
- Add the drop of spearmint, lemon and clove essential oil
- Mix well until the mixture is fully combined, and then pour it into a glass pot
Happy DIY-ing! 😉
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