Simple Homemade Toothpaste

Awhile back in my "Makes Me Happy" post I mentioned about trying out homemade toothpaste. Since that post I have tried out two different homemade versions and am now sticking to a very simple and easy recipe that works great! Not only does my six year old enjoy helping make it she also loves using it. She likes the salty taste. :)
The great part is, there's only 3 ingredients and they are safe if swallowed! I have been determined to live simply and as healthy as possible.

Here is how we make the toothpaste:
1 Tablespoon organic extra virgin coconut oil {anti-bacterial and anti-fungal}
1/2 Tablespoon fine grain HimalaSalt {gentle abrasive that neutralizes acids in mouth and prevents bad breath and tooth decay; Himalayan sea salt is also rich in essential minerals}
1/2 Tablespoon baking soda {cleanses and whitens; also helps in the prevention of bad breath and tooth decay}

One can add essential oils, stevia or xylitol for taste but I choose not too. I believe the simpler ingredient list in our household the better.

Mix together and use a pea size amount for each use. A little bit goes a long way so we don't make much at once. We store our toothpaste in a reused ghee glass jar and use a knife to apply the paste to the toothbrush.
Even though this recipe is so simple, in my opinion it works better than any store bought brand I've tried. I am so glad to say goodbye to all the questionable ingredients in the store bought brands. I don't need any extra negative chemicals in my body! No matter what kind of toothpaste and toothbrush one uses the most important way to achieve strong, healthy teeth is by eating a clean, low sugar diet.

Here are just a couple links on why I wanted to try making my own toothpaste:
How to Reverse Cavities Naturally and Heal Tooth Decay by Dr. Axe
What are the Harmful Ingredients in Toothpaste via Livingstrong.com
Is Fluoride Destroying Your Smile by Dr. Axe

All product items are linked to what I use. They are the best I have found in quality and price.

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