Coconut Oil has been considered to be miracle oil – a super food which is good for everything from salad dressings to morning smoothies.
It’s been shown to soothe and improve digestion and metabolism as well as reduce cholesterol and increase energy. But coconut oil needs a prominent place in your bathroom as well as your kitchen.
Many people discover the benefits of coconut oil as a cosmetic product for hair health, as well as soothing rashes and conditioning hair and skin. Now, toothpaste gets a big overhaul with nature’s miracle oil, too.
Coconut oil has been known to boost the immune system, fight infections, support organ health – all benefits that also apply to oral health.
Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth daily, a technique called oil pulling, also helps to remove toxins from the mouth and body. Incorporating these health benefits to your daily routine will lead to healthier teeth and gums, fresher breath, and will decrease toxic side-effects of commercial toothpastes.
Coconut oil toothpaste is easy and inexpensive to make. It only requires a few ingredients to prepare enough for several uses.
Step-by-Step guide to making your own Coconut Oil Toothpaste:
-Prepare and clean a small jar with a tight lid. A baby food jar will do.
-Mix 1 part of coconut oil with 1 part of baking soda.
-Add 3-5 drops of sweet orange, peppermint, or other food-grade essential oils to flavor.
-Allow your paste to cool and set.
Then simply apply this paste to your toothbrush and brush your teeth as you normally would. Coconut oil on its own can also double as a refreshing mouth wash in between brushing.
This homemade coconut oil toothpaste will clean and whiten your teeth, with the baking soda adding a gentle abrasive agent. It will help fight gum disease and tooth decay. The health quality of this miracle oil means your teeth get powerful detoxifying paste without the harmful chemicals which can be found in regular toothpastes.