Yep, you read that right, Tooth SOAP! Many parts of the world use soap as a teeth cleaner and you might have noticed that people from some of the poorer parts of the world have lovely white teeth! How is that so? Well they are not eating processed sugars and white flour so don’t really have to deal with cavities very often. Many things can get your teeth clean, fresh and healthy, not just commercial toothpastes.
The first commercially available toothpaste came out in 1873.
This recipe is simple, safe and really gets your teeth white and clean. It’s easy to play around with the recipe too. I don’t add the Stevia as I don’t like a sweet taste and I do add more of the essential oils. I also add 2 tsp of Calcium Carbonate to help strengthen my teeth and heal cavities.
2 Tbls boiled water
1 to 2 tsp Stevia (this has no adverse effects on the teeth)
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
4 tsp Dr. Bronner’s unscented or peppermint liquid castile soap
20 to 30 drops peppermint or spearmint essential oils or a mixture of the both
In a food processor or blender, add 2 Tbls of the boiled water, Stevia, coconut oil, soap and essential oils. Blend until frothy.
Now simply place into a clean lotion dispenser/pump bottle or an air tight container of your choice. An easy way to fill a dispenser is to put the tooth soap into a ziploc bag, snip one of the bottom corners off, and just “pipe” the tooth soap into a pump bottle.
Use only a small amount, rinse well and use it regularly, you’ll soon get used to the different texture and flavour. You’ll also soon notice your teeth will be whiter and your gums and mouth much healthier and fresher.