There are so many harmful additives added to our toothpastes – chemical sweeteners, artificial colors and detergents are all a part of the grocery store toothpastes…yikes! The great thing about this easy recipe is baking soda is a natural whitener and it polishes your teeth at the same time. Peppermint essential oi is known for its antibacterial, antiseptic, and pain-relieving properties, which are great things to fight against mouth and gum infections and bad breath! Plus it adds a minty fresh flavor to this homemade paste, making it more like the store-bought product.
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp fine sea salt (the minerals in sea salt are great for teeth, but can be left out if the taste is too salty)
- 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil (or add your favorite flavor – spearmint, orange, etc.)
- Filtered water (add to desired consistency)
- Glass jar for storage
Mix together baking soda, optional salt, and peppermint. Add a little water at a time, stirring after each addition, until paste reaches desired consistency.