Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Cinnamon and Mint Homemade Toothpaste

by Jamie0liversgirl (follow)
Natural Beauty (112)      Homemade Health (77)      Hygiene (35)     
Homemade toothpaste is something I've always questioned; a close friend makes everything from her own blusher, body cream, to toothpaste. I used it a few weeks ago, and my teeth have never been whiter. Not only that, I'm happy to share that my morning breath is much less...fragrant, shall we say.

The benefits of making your own toothpaste lie in the properties of the ingredients listed, but as far as I'm concerned, making your own is cheaper, it lasts just as long as standard toothpaste, and is free from harsh chemicals.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
20 fresh mint leaves
30ml water
2 tablespoons Coconut oil
1 teaspoon Bentonite Clay
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
Half teaspoon sea salt

Required ingredients


Method

Place all of the leaves in a pestle and mortar.



Grind down to basically nothing. You'll be left with a bashed-up, almost liquid mint slop, which is exactly what you want.



Place all of the ingredients in a tub or jar and mix together, along with the mint 'slop'.



The mint must be ground completely, otherwise you will have green bits in your teeth when you try to brush your teeth with it.



I must say it's an unusual feeling brushing your teeth with a much less-foamy, but healthier, homemade tooth paste.

I decided to start making my own for health reasons. Since birth I've had a heart condition and I know that a major contribution to heart disease is poor dental hygiene. Regular flossing is great for a clean mouth, but to polish my teeth and feel how clean they truly are puts me at ease.

There are other benefits of home made toothpaste, revolving around the properties of the ingredients listed.

Coconut oil is commonly used for oil-pulling because of it's natural antiseptic properties, and ability to 'catch' germs, and naturally clean your mouth.

Mint is used mainly for fragrance and taste, but it is also fantastic at keeping your pearly whites gleaming bright, because of the herb's naturally cleansing and detoxifying properties.

Baking soda and salt are some of the key foaming agents in popular toothpaste. However, in this case they're not mixed with unnatural flavours, colours, or unsafe chemicals - they're simply added to help 'wash' your teeth and gums.

Bentonite clay is a fantastic all-rounder for any cleansing mixture. It works a treat on enamel, and aids the polishing action of the soda and salt. The clay doubly binds all of the ingredients together, which is exactly what clay should do.

Cinnamon is particularly good at killing bad breath, and is commonly used to treat halitosis.



Store the toothpaste in your bathroom, ideally covered, so nothing goes into the mixture. Use as you would a standard toothpaste - a pea sized amount each time your brush, and you'll have a set of pearly whites in no time.

Categories
#Hygiene
#Natural Beauty
#Homemade Health
I like this Article - 15
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jamie0liversgirl
Instead of going for the Christmas flavours at this time of year, maybe give it a night off, and jus...
5 likes
Nut butters are the heroes of any vegetarian or healthy diet
14 likes
Now that Autumn is here, it's too rainy for running
5 likes
Family interaction helps shape our behaviour and personality, making spending quality time together ...
1 like
Kuri squash, kale and carrots are in season
7 likes
I recently returned from Abu Dhabi, where I sunbathed for hours on end in the 40 degree heat
5 likes
view all articles by Jamie0liversgirl
Articles by Jamie0liversgirl on Other Hubs
Strawberry jam is a family favourite - spread it on toast, stir it into yogurt, or top porridge with...
211 views
Three ingredients are all that's required for this mini Caribbean-style breakfast
197 views
Coral lipstick is often the choice of ladies who remember the Fifties as their heyday, but itís seen...
4 likes
ID: 4908
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
**Minimalism** is one of the latest trends in health and lifestyle, offering a **richer** life lived...
8 likes
We spend roughly a **third** of our life in **bed**, so it is actually **really worth** taking the t...
7 likes
**Flaxseed** (also known as **linseed**) - although tiny - pack an impressive **nutritional** punch...
7 likes
Meatloaf is quite a popular meal because it doesnít require much work in the kitchen, and could be s...
6 likes
You spend about a third of your life asleep
5 likes
If you love chocolate, you will love this breakfast idea
5 likes
It seems there's a fine line between ADHD and immaturity, as there is growing evidence of significan...
4 likes
We are all busy
4 likes
**Smoothies** can be a great way to up your **fruit** and **veg** intake, as well as hit your **vita...
3 likes
Chickpeas are a popular meat replacement with vegetarians
7 likes
Categories
Nutrition (240)
Vegan (120)
How To (61)
Lists (59)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version