It is no new story that most city dwellers today rely on packaged goods for their daily use, including personal care items like the toothpaste. Being ready made, it might not bother one to squeeze the tube every time and get going, but chemicals aren't always the best ways to keep one's teeth healthy. Hence, here are some home made alternatives that can keep your '32 set' shining and healthy:
1) Mint and clove toothpaste
Mint and clove oil have been traditional favorites, when it comes to their medicinal and traditional refreshing abilities. In this case, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, finely ground, 1 drop peppermint, clove, or citrus pure essential oil, and a few drops of water is all it takes to create this homemade mixture to be a perfect natural toothpaste.
2) The goodness of coconut oil for toothpaste
Little would we know about the goodness of coconut oil, but it sure has enough properties for keeping your teeth healthy naturally. 6 teaspoons of baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 10 drops peppermint, clove, or citrus pure essential oil are needed for creating the special toothpaste.
Special Tip: Use an opaque container, as there is Hydrogen Peroxide
3) Health from mineral earth
The goodness of earth minerals has an important role to play in one's good health formula, which in this case has been found from diatomaceous earth. The mixture is made from 5 parts of Calcium powder, 1 part Diatomaceous earth, 2 parts baking soda, 3 parts Xylitol powder, 3 to 5 parts of coconut oil, and chosen flavored oil for a complete satisfying mixture. Also, the dry powders are to be mixed in first for better texture. There are some parts of this toothpaste mixture which can be avoided, but why take chances for personal luxury.
Special tip: Store in a glass jar, within cool settings. However, keep note that the proportion of the ingredients are to be worked out, depending on the volume one intends on making.
4) The sea salt alternative
The goodness of sea salt has been a part of multiple traditional and alternative medicine practice, for centuries ago. For it's multiple properties, it comes as an alternate ingredient in some home made toothpaste as well. The prescribed toothpaste mixture is derived from water (for creating the right consistency), 2/3rd cup of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt, and 10 to 15 drops of peppermint oil. These ingredients need to be blended together to get an even paste and consistency like normal commercial toothpaste, and one is ready to fight bad breath and general dental problems!
Special tip: Store the mixture in a glass jar, away from direct heat and sunlight. That helps in preserving the goodness of ingredients, and most importantly the essential oils.
Note: This blog post in no way comes as a guarantee of being an expert for these alternate products. Specialized professional advice is always recommended before trying them out.