Two ingredients that have some pretty bad wrap are:
1. Glycerin: It gives toothpaste a nice creamy texture and coats the teeth for “protection”, but at the same time it also stops re-enamalization (so cavities can’t self-heal.)
2. Sodium flouride: A by-product of manufacturing that can also be found in rat poisons and industrial pesticides).
And I can also say pretty much everything else that is in toothpaste including calcium carbonate.
Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil
6 tbsp coconut oil
6 tbsp baking soda
25 drops essential oil (whatever you prefer— eucalyptus and grapefruit)
1 tsp stevia (or more if you like it sweeter)
1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Whip it really well to give it a light creamy texture.
2. Pour into a mason jar and seal it up until ready to use.