December 29, 2015
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I NEVER entertained the idea of DIY toothpaste, but then my husband holds up a brand new tube that was still in the box, looks at me and says, “Do you know what is in here?” I replied, “of course, Carrageenan?” That was of course a guess, but sadly very true.

Carrageenan (as described on Wikipedia): Carrageenans or carrageenins are a family of linear sulphated polysaccharides that are extracted from red edible seaweeds. They are widely used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties.

For more information on this food additive you should AVOID, please read this report from the Cornucopia Institute.

Ingredients in regular toothpaste actually cause the de-mineralization of your teeth which leads to tooth decay. Allow natural ingredients to heal you – synthetic ingredients are causing the cancer epidemic – free yourself!

Suddenly realizing the endless supply of free toothpaste my husband had gotten with coupons (no we are not super coupon people) was useless for its intended purpose (no worries, it hasn’t gone to waste. I use it to clean my sinks … yes – it works!),  I had to get going on a solution to keep our pearly whites well, pearly white!

My first attempt at DIY toothpaste turned out, but the consistency was, well … lacking. It was like brushing your teeth with really fine tasty sand – unpleasant to say the least.

As I sulk around the bathroom, disgusted that the toothpaste wasn’t what I thought it would be, I realized I was missing two key ingredients that will help bond everything else together and create a more ‘paste like’ consistency. The miracle ingredients?

Coconut Oil and Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Castile Soap.

Round two pretty much looked like a mad science experiment that went completely right! Woot! Woot!

Note: Oil pulling is also essential for oral and overall health. It pulls toxins from your body and keeps your teeth and gums healthy.

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