Sunday, April 14, 2013

MA's Toothpaste with Coconut Oil and Baking Soda

I recently created this toothpaste using coconut oil, baking soda, and essential oils.  The Bentonite clay is optional.  If you prefer not to purchase the clay, you don’t have to use it.  Bentonite clay is a purifier and cleanser, and I had it on hand, so I also added it.  

You can also try using different complementary oils to the Peppermint besides Melaleuca and Myrrh.

MA’s Toothpaste with Coconut Oil and Baking Soda

2 tablespoons extra virgin, organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon Bentonite clay powder
½ teaspoon Xylitol
15 drops Peppermint essential oil
2 drops Myrrh essential oil
2 drops Melaleuca essential oil
4 oz glass jelly jar or other small glass jar

Soften or melt coconut oil in glass container in a conventional oven at 170 degrees, by setting on a warmer, or place the oil in a saucepan on stove top at medium heat (do not microwave coconut oil).  Sometimes I will even use a blow dryer to melt it in the jelly jar I will be using for storage. 

After oil is melted or softened, stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Place some of the mix on your toothbrush and enjoy.  

If the paste hardens too much due to cooler temperatures, simply soften desired amount in your hand (with your body heat) before applying to toothbrush.  Or you can soften it by blowing it with a blow dryer.  Again, do not microwave it.  If the paste becomes too liquid, be sure to stir and mix well before applying to toothbrush.

Never microwave coconut oil or essential oils, as microwaving changes the molecular properties and damages their efficacy.