Saturday, August 7, 2010

Look Ma, No Cavities!



I'm on a roll with teeth...



Last August, I tested out a recipe for homemade toothpaste. I honestly thought would try it out for the two weeks I had promised and then go back to my regular toothpaste. I ended up liking it so much, that I decided to continue using it.

After about a month into using my homemade concoction, I noticed that my tooth sensitivity had almost vanished. I was surprised. My former brand designed for sensitive teeth hardly made a difference.


Last January I had been using the toothpaste for 6 months and I went for my check-up at the dentist. To my surprise, a tiny cavity that they had been keeping their eye on had gone away. They had to double check their records. My appointment with the Hygienist which is normally 45 minutes, was practically cut in half as she had nothing to clean. I was happy! I even blogged about it, I was THAT happy.

So...today... six months later, I had another check-up at the dentist. Again, no cavities, and the Hygienist didn't have anything to clean. My appointment was not long at all. She kept commenting on how clean my teeth were.


All I have to say is that this homemade toothpaste recipe WORKS! So I'm smiling and posing. Sometimes people shy away from homemade remedies and they shouldn't. They really work.



Here is the recipe:




The ingredients are Baking Soda, Coconut oil, Stevia and Peppermint oil.

  1. Coconut oil: 3 Tablespoons
  2. Baking Soda: 4 Tablespoons
  3. Peppermint Oil: 20-25 drops
  4. Stevia: 3 to 6 packets

    Mix all the ingredients together and store in a container with a lid. That is it. If you don't have peppermint oil, don't worry. The toothpaste will still work without it.

When I first made the toothpaste, I personally needed 6 packets of Stevia. I am now used to the taste of the baking soda so I no longer use the Stevia.
All the best,
Marnie
http://www.whatsupwithred.blogspot.com/

14 comments:

~Miss Sandra~ said...

Hi there, your recipe sounds great. Just wondering how much 3-6 packets of Stevia would amount to. I have a bottle of the powder so would use a teaspoon to get it out of the little bottle.
Thanks,
Sandra

Marnie said...

Sandra = One packet equals 1 teaspoon. I don't use the loose stevia as I'm lazy :0) If you have the loose, I would add a little at a time and taste test for flavor.

Saschi said...

well hello there! i will most definitely be trying this out! you know coconut oil is wonderful for just about everything! and... you look like julia roberts... has anyone ever told you that?

Marnie said...

Saschi - Thanks for the compliment. I've been told that before, and I don't see the traits, but I won't argue as she is my favorite actress :0)

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