Not only will you save a lot of money, but you will also save on your health. Plenty of mouthwashes, toothpastes and other dental health products out there contain harsh chemicals. We shouldn’t go any further than considering the foaming agent in a toothpaste. It is a chemical product, the same which is used in shampoos to make a rich foam.
Then, if you want to avoid all these ultra commercial toothpastes, you can buy organic dental products. One single tube of organic toothpaste can cost even up to $8, while mouthwash can go even pricier….so make your own organic toothpaste!
Pure Homemade Herbal Toothpaste
In order to create your own toothpaste at home, you will need:
- Good quality baking soda – 6 tbs.
- Tea tree essential oil- 15 to 20 drops, depending on the minty strength that you want to achieve & the same amount of peppermint oil
Now you should take a small ceramic bowl and mix well the baking soda with a few drops of water. If you mix energetically enough, you will obtain a fine paste, a creamy consistency. Next, add the essential oils and mix again. Thus, you have obtained your 100% organic, fresh and minty toothpaste. Store in a recipient, which can be sealed, and use within up to 5 or 6 days.
If you want to obtain an exotic toothpaste, just replace the tea tree essential oil with coconut oil. Add the coconut oil, the peppermint oil, baking soda and water and you will obtain a truly aromatic, organic toothpaste.
100% homemade Mouthwash
Antibacterial mouthwash with green tea- you will need 2 tbs. of green tea, 2 tbs. of dried peppermint, 1 tsp. myrrh tincture + 1 tsp. benzoic tincture (easily procurable from pharmacies, drug stores). You will also need 2 full cups of distilled water.
First, you will have to boil the distilled water. Next, make sure to mix well the dried peppermint with the green tea and put it in a glass bottle which has a lid. Pour the distilled boiled water over these ingredients, and allow to cool.
Then, put this mixture into the refrigerator for overnight. In the morning, strain nicely the liquid into another recipient, and add the myrrh tincture + benzoin. Shake well the mixture, and now you can already start using it.