Make Diy Toothpaste
Toothpaste is something that’s part of our daily routine 365 days a year—but have you ever stopped to think about what’s actually in your toothpaste? Many of the well-known toothpaste brands contain some nasty and potentially harmful ingredients such as triclosan, microbeads, FD&C Blue 1, and sodium laurel sulphate. You may be wondering why avoiding toxic toothpaste ingredients is so important. After all, toothpaste isn’t in your mouth for very long and you don’t swallow it, so what’s the big deal? Our mouths are lined with protective mucous membranes, which can become irritated, inflamed, and infected when consistently exposed to toxic ingredients. Our mouths can also absorb those harmful chemicals into the bloodstream.
Simply follow these steps:
Combine a few teaspoons of baking soda with a small amount Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM and mix with a clean spoon.
Keep adding small amounts of Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM until you get a thick, but not gritty, paste.
Using a toothbrush, apply the paste to your teeth and brush for 2 minutes.
Leave on your teeth for 1 to 2 minutes.
Thoroughly rinse your mouth with water.
Hydrogen peroxide makes for a great toothpaste ingredient as it simultaneously whitens teeth, kills harmful bacteria, rids of plaque, and freshens breath. Chemically speaking, hydrogen peroxide (H202) is very similar in composition to water (H20)—the only difference is hydrogen peroxide has an extra molecule of oxygen. It’s completely non-toxic and doesn’t contain any chlorine, alcohols, acids, or other dangerous chemical additives. In fact, it biodegrades completely into just water and oxygen, making it completely safe for your whole family to use and environmentally friendly.
It’s also a very cost-effective solution, as a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and a box of baking soda will go a long way in creating a good DIY toothpaste.