There are a lot of toothpaste you can find over the counter but almost all of them you contain chemical substance. In this era where almost everything we use contain chemical substance, we surely want to minimize our exposure to chemical substance. So the next option is to use herbal product.
You can also find some Ayurveda toothpaste in the market. The most popular and effective ones are using neem (Azadirachta Indica) as one of the ingredient. If you’re not sure about buying an Ayurveda toothpaste, you can try to make one by yourself.
There is a simple homemade toothpaste recipe you can try. It surely doesn’t contain fluoride and but also has antibacterial properties due to the presence of baking soda, coconut oil, and xylitol. This natural toothpaste can be made easily and all the ingredients can be found easily too.
Here are the ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon neem powder
- 1 tablespoon xylitol (or other sugar substitute, needed for taste)
- 15 drops of mint essential oil/aroma or other flavor by choice
You can create the toothpaste simply by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl until you get a paste. Coconut oil could solidify depending on the temperature. Store the paste in a small glass jar to use it easily.
Use this natural toothpaste like your regular toothpaste at least 3 times a day.