Homemade baking soda and coconut oil toothpaste
Coconut oil has a variety of medicinal benefits.
Keeping on top of your oral hygiene is key to good health. Many health experts believe that a lot of diseases start in the mouth.
The great thing about this homemade baking soda and coconut oil toothpaste is that you make it and control the ingredients.
The coconut oil has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, so it helps eliminate harmful substances in the mouth.
The peppermint oil has antibacterial anti-fungal, and antiviral properties, which makes it great for the mouth.
Baking soda helps neutralize acids in plaque, and can remove surface stains on teeth. It also helps with bad breath as it absorbs odors and reduces bad breath.
Here is a good do-it-yourself DIY coconut oil toothpaste for you.
Organic coconut oil
Peppermint essential oil
1. Put 2 tbsps of coconut oil and 2 tbsps of baking soda into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
2. Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil and mix.
1. LoGiudice, Pina, N.D., LAc, and Siobhan Bleakney, N.D., LAc. “The Surprising Health Benefits of Coconut Oil.” DoctorOz.com. The Dr. Oz Show, 29 Oct. 2012. Web. 26 Aug. 2013.