Coconut Oil Toothpaste
Following my recent blogs about the benefits of coconut oil in oil pulling and healing mouth sores wouldn’t be complete without mention of using coconut oil for a more holistic toothpaste.
A holistic approach to health and wellness means treating the mouth as a whole unit, rather than individual parts. A holistic approach means that what benefits one part of the body, will also be beneficial to other parts rather than detrimental. Toothpaste made from coconut oil will enable the user to brush with confidence, without fear of swallowing harmful ingredients if some is accidentally ingested.
Most commercial toothpastes come with warning labels about ingestion, especially when they contain fluoride which can create toxicity problems. The challenge with toothpaste manufactures is to create a fluoride filled toothpaste that tastes good enough to make brushing enjoyable for children without it being tasty enough to encourage natural reflex to swallow it.
Coconut oil can be used independently, without harm if swallowed. It can also be melted, and infused with essential oils to further enhance its microbial effects. Peppermint oil is a common commercial tooth paste flavor used for its universal appeal in addition to healing properties. Homemade toothpaste can be made from combining 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil to either ½ tsp. of baking soda, or melted coconut oil.
Even better is a blended oil from do-Terra called On Guard. On Guard combines Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiate &. Rosemary essential oils, each known for benefits associated with oral conditions. This combination oil can be used in place of peppermint in the above recipe. The whole family can brush without fear of swallowing as none of these will harm the rest of the body if ingested.
Cindy Haas | Author & Speaker
Universal Health NW
15207 NE 46th Street
Vancouver Wa 98682