Over the years without knowing the consequences of taking fluoride led me to be passive about my health. I did some research and this is what I found.
The following toothpaste ingredients cause health issues in humans:
Propylene glycol: “It is a solvent for food colors and flavors, and in the paint and plastics industries.”
Triclosan: Scientists categorize triclosan as a chlorophenol, which is a type of chemical suspected of causing cancer in humans.
Sodium Fluoride: Used as rat poison.
Toothpaste with no-fluoride
You can purchase toothpaste without fluoride for kids and adults in your local health food stores.
Some of the brands you can find are Dr. Ken’s All Natural Maximum Care, Kiss My Face, Auremere Ayurvedic Herbal Toothpaste, The Natural Dentist Peppermint Twist Whitening or Tom’s of Maine. It has been over a year since I stopped using fluoridated toothpaste, and I still get a thumbs up when I go to the dentist.
Now I’m on a quest to make homemade toothpaste with coconut oil- a simple recipe that is easy to make. Below is the best recipe I have found so far.
The benefit for each ingredient is so fascinating I am finally using the dentist recommendation on brushing my teeth 2 to 3 times a day. It is so refreshing. Recipe click here
6 tbsp coconut oil
6 tbsp baking soda
25 drops essential oil (whatever your prefer)
1 tsp stevia (optional)
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Whip it really well.
- Pour into a mason jar.
Benefits on the ingredients listed above
Coconut oil: Despite its unhealthy reputation coconut oil is actually a source of healthy fats. Read more at huffpost living :12 facts about this wonderful ingredient. There are many more ways we can use coconut oil, read ‘why I love using coconut oil’ at family sponge.
Essential oil: Depending on which one you prefer you can always read up on the health benefits. I like eucalyptus oil it has antiseptic qualities and it is good for dental care.
Stevia: Personally I rather not use sugar if you have a sugar tooth here is an alternative derived from a plant. Other than sugar alternative, I rather use the power foods of honey. (Find a local experienced beekeeper that makes honey directly from the beehive.)