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DIY Toothpaste and Mouthwash: Natural Oral Care at Home

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DIY Toothpaste: 3 Simple Recipes

  1. Ingredients:

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    • 1/2 cup baking soda
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 10-12 drops peppermint essential oil (optional)
  2. Instructions:

    1. In a medium bowl, combine the baking soda and coconut oil.
    2. Stir until the mixture is well combined and forms a paste.
    3. Add the peppermint essential oil, if desired.
    4. Transfer the toothpaste to a small airtight container.
  3. Usage:

    • Brush your teeth with the DIY toothpaste twice a day, just as you would with regular toothpaste.
    • The baking soda will help to whiten your teeth and remove plaque, while the coconut oil will help to moisturize your gums.
    • The peppermint essential oil will provide a refreshing clean feeling.

Variations:

  • You can add other essential oils to the toothpaste, such as tea tree oil or cinnamon oil, for additional benefits.
  • You can also use honey or xylitol instead of coconut oil.
  • If you have sensitive teeth, you can omit the baking soda.

DIY Mouthwash: 3 Natural Recipes

  1. Ingredients:

    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup tea tree oil
    • 10-12 drops peppermint essential oil (optional)
  2. Instructions:

    1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, apple cider vinegar, and tea tree oil.
    2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
    3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool completely.
    4. Add the peppermint essential oil, if desired.
    5. Transfer the mouthwash to a small airtight container.
  3. Usage:

    • Rinse your mouth with the DIY mouthwash twice a day, after brushing your teeth.
    • The apple cider vinegar will help to kill bacteria and whiten your teeth, while the tea tree oil will help to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
    • The peppermint essential oil will provide a refreshing clean feeling.

Variations:

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Directions Combine baking soda and salt Add water little by little stirring well after each addition until paste reaches desired consistency If additional thickness is desired add 1 to 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder and stir to combine Start with a small amount add more until desired thickness is reachedTakeaway Keeping your teeth clean is important to maintaining good oral health You may also want your teeth to appear as white as possible While it may be tempting to explore HomemadeGently guiding an electric toothbrush along the gum line can perfectly gently massage your teeth and gums without too much effort Brush for at least 2 minutes spending around 30 seconds on each quadrant of your mouth The alarm on many electric toothbrushes normally sounds at 2 minutes for a reasonInstructions

In a small mixing bowl combine the baking soda coconut oil peppermint essential oil and xylitol if using Mix the ingredients until they form a paste Transfer the paste to a small container with a tightfitting lid To use simply dip your toothbrush into the paste and brush your teeth as usual1 Replace Your Toothbrush First toss your old toothbrush because it39s probably time to get a new one anyway Skip the traditional plastic toothbrushes that are often too harsh and abrasive on your teeth and gums Look for BPAfree nylon like in these charcoalinfused bristles how cool is that for extra cleaning and whitening powerAjowan Trachyspermum ammi Ajowan helps reduce harmful properties of bacteria like Streptococcus mutans on teeth preventing them from sticking and forming biofilm Aloe Vera Aloe

vera gel when added to toothpaste or mouthwash can help prevent dental problems like cavities and gum diseases2 drops peppermint essential oil US Customary Metric Instructions The baking soda will settle to the bottom of the jar when not in use so be sure to shake your Homemade mouthwash before each use Swish about 23 teaspoons of this Homemade formula in your mouth for a minute or twoHow to Use Homemade Mouthwash Keep a glass bottle with herbal tincture on the bathroom counter with a small cup or glass For each use mix a mouthful of water with about 40 drops of the tincture and swish well for 30 seconds For extra cleansing add 40 drops of the tincture to a half and half mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water instead of

  • You can add other essential oils to the mouthwash, such as lavender oil or lemon oil, for additional benefits.
  • You can also use honey or xylitol instead of apple cider vinegar.
  • If you have sensitive teeth, you can dilute the mouthwash with more water.

Benefits of DIY Oral Care Products

  • Natural ingredients: DIY oral care products are made with natural ingredients, so you can be sure that you are not putting harmful chemicals in your mouth.
  • Less expensive: DIY oral care products are often less expensive than store-bought products.
  • Easy to make: DIY oral care products are easy to make, so you can have fresh, clean teeth without having to spend a lot of time or money.
  • Customizable: You can customize DIY oral care products to meet your individual needs and preferences.

How to Store and Use DIY Oral Care Products

  • Store DIY oral care products in a cool, dark place.
  • Keep DIY oral care products out of reach of children.
  • Use DIY oral care products according to the directions.
  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly after using DIY oral care products.

Tips:

  • If you have sensitive teeth, you may want to dilute DIY mouthwash with more water.
  • If you have a dry mouth, you may want to add a few drops of honey or xylitol to your DIY toothpaste.
  • If you are pregnant or nursing, you should talk to your doctor before using DIY oral care products.
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