Homemade toothpaste takes less time to make than it would take to get your car keys and get out of your driveway. The clean feeling you get from homemade toothpaste is incomparable. Even those who switch back to store bought toothpaste come back to homemade toothpaste because the clean feeling is immeasurable. 

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To make homemade toothpaste, bring 3 to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil to a liquid state by warming it slightly. Measuring isn’t necessary for this recipe. 

Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil or clove essential oil. Stir it into the coconut oil. Add scoops of baking soda and stir until it’s the consistency of peanut butter or just softer than peanut butter. Bentonite clay can also be  used, however, most folks prefer the clean puffed feeling after baking soda in coconut oil. 

The toothpaste mixture will firm up, but is ready to use. It stores easily on the bathroom shelf and can be scooped out with a wooden Popsicle stick or with a spoon. Due to the high oil content of this toothpaste, it’s best to spit down the toilet so it doesn’t clog the sink. 

*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, CGP, D.PSc. who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. She works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, Skype and phone. She has been published in Wise Traditions, spoken at two Weston A. Price Conferences, Certified GAPS Practitioner Trainings, has been on many radio shows, television shows and writes for Nourishing Plot. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia, through food, she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. She is a Chapter Leader for The Weston A. Price Foundation. [email protected]

“GAPS™ and Gut and Psychology Syndrome™ are the trademark and copyright of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. The right of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Patent and Designs Act 1988.

 

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