Zero waste, natural mouthwash and toothpaste

Zero Waste, natural toothpaste and mouthwash

DIY natural toothpaste and mouthwash

Making your own peelings, cleaning products, food, etc. is a great opportunity to avoid plastics and unhealthy ingredients. And mostly it is really easy to do this.
Are you ready to make your own happy choices?
Let’s start with some products for your oral hygiene.

Toothpaste

My friend Brooke from zerowaster.com has some great and easy to make recipes on her website.
I want to share her Toothpaste recipe with you:

  • 2 tbls organic virgin (coldpressed) coconutoil
  • 1 tbls baking soda
  • 15-20 drops essential oil (Brooke uses peppermint essential oil)
  • a small jar (8 oz)
  1. Now just mix everything until the baking soda and coconut oil is smooth and well combined.
  2. Use it like you normally would use toothpaste. You can take a small spoon to add it on your toothbrush.
  3. You might need a while to get used to the new taste and feeling.

Coconut oil gets hard under 25 degrees celsius and soft over 25 degrees celsius. So if its too hard run your jar iunder a little warm water. If its too soft put it in the freezer for a short time.
Coconut oil is great because it can attack harmful bacteria and can reduce plaque and gum disease. Thats why many people use coconut oil for oil pulling.
[Tip: Don’t spit the coconut oil based toothpaste in the sink but in your compost. Coconut oil can clog the drain.]

Mouthwash

  • 1/2 cup filtered (or distilled water)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop tea tree essential oil
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a small reusable bottle or jar.
  2. Seal the bottle and shake well. The baking soda might  settle to the bottom of the jar when not in use. Shake the jar before each use.
  3. Take 2-3 Tsp of the mouth wash to swish in your mouth for several seconds and then spit it out. Don’t swallow! It’s all natural but some essential oils are not made for ingestion.
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