Easy Fluoride-Free Peppermint Toothpaste Recipe To Keep You Fresh And Safe
By Kirsten Cowart
Peppermint is an awesome plant that is so popular, it has made its way into many of our everyday products.
Unlike sugar, peppermint can give you a renewing blast of energy without draining you afterwards. Often in the morning, I will drink peppermint tea in order to energize my mind and wake up my digestive system. I also know that people will often boost their brain by combining peppermint with other herbs such as ginkgo, rosemary and gotu kola.
What Makes Peppermint So Healthy?
Peppermint is mostly known for its skills as a digestive aid. Whenever I have a stomach ache, some cramps, gas, or my least favorite, nausea, I just grab some mint. I will often even mix it with ginger in order to get relief fast!
If you are experiencing indigestion or vomiting, you can also put a few drops of peppermint essential oil into a glass of warm water and drink it to help ease your stomach and freshen up your mouth.
Peppermint isn’t only for the gut! It also can help with headaches, burns, bee stings and toothaches. Many less tasty medicinal recipes will call for peppermint to help the medicine go down.
Make Your Own Fluoride-Free Toothpaste!
Were you aware that you can easily make effective, good-tasting and inexpensive toothpaste all by yourself? It is even super easy to make! You can find tubes for your homemade toothpaste at camping stores or even in the cosmetics department.
It seems that with a little bit of work, most of the chemical-laden products that we use on a day to day basis can be made all from the comforts of home. You grab a list of ingredients and with a little time, you not only save money, but you also know exactly what is going into your body and you get the added satisfaction of crafting something yourself!
- ¼ cup of finely powdered kaolin clay
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp of finely ground sea salt
- Just a few drops of peppermint essential oil
- Simply combine the powdered clay, baking soda, salt and essential oil and mix very well. Allow to air-dry, then store in an airtight container.
- Mix the tooth powder with enough peppermint tea or water to make the paste moist (if you make the powder in larger batches, moisten only enough for about a week or two at a time so that the toothpaste doesn’t spoil).
- If you are into sweet toothpaste, then you can add a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin to sweeten it up.
- Finally, use your finished toothpaste just as you would store bought paste and enjoy!
What other homemade products that you use on a daily basis have you made? We would love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below!
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Kirsten Cowart is a writer and researcher that has worked in the spiritual, mental health and medical fields.Kirsten enjoys studying and experiencing the benefits of yoga, meditation, nutrition, herbalism, organic gardening and alternative health.She worked hard in 2014 losing over 40 lbs. and has since maintained a healthy lifestyle.Follow her to learn more about her journey on Twitter, Facebook & Youtube!
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