Treat Yo Teeth with this
There is this whole crazy story behind why we began making our own toothpaste and maybe sometime I will write about it. I will and soon. I actually attempted it here in this post, and wow, can I tell a story… so many words and not a hint of the recipe, so, another time. Suffice it to say, my oldest had complained about his teeth hurting and this began a quest to restore health and strength to his teeth.
Learned a lot of stuff.
After some searching, we found many ways to combat tooth decay and even reverse it. We made some dietary changes and improved our oral hygiene, then we came across Wellness Mama’s recipe for a remineralizing toothpaste.
These items can be purchased online or at a health/whole food store, and once upon a time, I didn’t know there were such places. The first time I made this recipe, I was still relatively new to these magical shops, so it took me a bit to make my way around the health food store finding the ingredients. I have learned a lot, so now it only takes me like ten minutes to find the kind of calcium powder that I need instead of forever…
- 5 Parts Calcium Powder
- 1 Part Diatomaceous Earth
- 1 Parts Baking Soda
- 3 Parts Xylitol Powder
- 3 to 5 Parts Coconut Oil
- Essential Oils for taste
* A note of caution: Please make sure you are using Essential Oils safely.
We double this recipe and it has been great for us! But when I searched for it to include the link, I found that the original author noted that it might be overly abrasive for some to use both baking soda and diatomaceous earth. Perhaps starting out with a single batch to see how this recipe works for you would be best.
Measure out all the ingredients into a bowl and…
There are so many ways to store this toothpaste. The kiddos have an easier time using the small mason jars with plastic lids. Over time and with use, and when the children just completely forget to put the lid back on… this mixture will dry out. So we have made only as much as we need for two containers (a doubled recipe) and added water or more coconut oil to get the consistency we desire.
PRETTY MUCH A WILD SUCCESS
The initial switch to this toothpaste took all three of my little boys a bit to get used to. But… it can be scientifically proven that a child prefers what he makes, right? So let them help mix and measure. And label. Let them label, oh my goodness, do you see that smile over there? I’m sure if I ask him, he will say it tastes better now!
So maybe give it a try. In our experience, it has improved breath, restored color, and helped so much with the sensitivity which started this whole adventure.
And expect a post with the rest of the story sometime in the near future.
Cheers over my cup,