To fluoride or not to fluoride – that is the question.
It’s not easy, I get it.
Really, the best course of action you can take when you are faced with a decision like this is to do your research carefully from reputable sources (blogs are not often good sources) and make your decision based on that.
It is a huge area of debate and you can get bogged down defending your position whether you use fluoride or not, so in my opinion you just need to make your decision and then get on with it. Stop doubting yourself and your own intuition.
So if you have done your research and you are happy that fluoride is not for you, then you might like to follow this recipe to make your very own DIY Toothpaste.
- 1 tablespoon Baking Soda (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Xylitol (crush before adding and taste test)
- 3 tablespoons Calcium Powder
- Essential Oils of choice – Peppermint, Spearmint, Myrrh, Clove, On Guard, Cinnamon
- Spearmint is a great choice for kids as it is milder than Peppermint. Myrrh is also gentle and supports gum health. (Link to get your Oils)
- Optional extras
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Add the dry ingredients to a clean jar and mix thoroughly by shaking the jar (with the lid on).
Add the essential oils of your choice until you are happy with the taste.
We have a separate jar for each family member as we are dipping our toothbrushes into the powder.
Make your own Mouth Oil to help create an even healthier mouth.
Essential oils of : Cinnamon, Peppermint, Spearmint, Clove, Myrrh, and Manuka (available soon in Europe) in a base of certified organic almond oil or certified organic jojoba oil. Click Here to get your essential oils.
Add 3-4 drops of this oil blend to your toothpaste, add to your floss, or add 1-2 drops to some water to use as mouthwash.