There are so many ways to get an accidental dose of sulfites, that I am always on the lookout for natural healthy versions of everything I come into contact with. Toothpaste is definitely on my list – and really, so super easy and cheap that it just doesn’t make sense not to make it.
- 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 cup organic baking soda
- 10 drops essential oil (food grade)
Heat the coconut oil in a small jar in the microwave for about 30 seconds until it is mostly melted. Stir in the baking soda. Add essential oil. Stir again. I typically use spearmint or wintergreen, but go crazy with whatever flavor you like. I use Young Living Oils because they are excellent quality, but I find Mountain Rose herbs makes a fantastic product as well. I find with the minty flavor, my mind “reads” it as sweet, but you could put some stevia in there if you really need the sweet boost. Added bonus – coconut oil is super good for your gums and whitens your teeth. Yep – that is all there is to it!