I came across this DIY toothpaste recipe from Growing Organic, Eating Organic. I’ve never made toothpaste but I do make sure that I use fluoride free brands due to health and safety concerns. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try; it would be interesting to compare a store brand to something homemade. Here’s a bit about what Growing Organic, Eating Organic has to say about the importance of safe oral hygiene.
The mouth and gums are the superhighway to EVERY system in your body. Everything that goes into your mouth stays in your body…even if not ingested. As well as absorbing oral bacteria, your gums absorb each and every chemical that is included as “ingredients” in our commercial toothpastes and mouthwashes.Having a healthy mouth is a major key to assisting your body in maintaining overall health. Many toothpaste ingredient lists read like a hardware stores’ glue isle – *Benzoic acid *Dyes *Preservatives/Flavours *Artificial additives Blue #1 Yellow #5 *FD & C colourants *Saccharine *Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the same detergent compound found in hair shampoo and foaming wash products – would you ever consider just using detergent to wash your mouth out?