Cupcake loves cooking and science experiments and this rainy day activity felt like both.
This yummy great tasting homemade toothpaste recipe is sure to be a big hit.
My three year old even made her own demonstration video.
|1/4 cup Green Clay Powder||Bentonite clay binds to unhealthy substances in the mouth, such as around the teeth and on the tongue and gums, and helps to remove them before you swallow them and become sick. Because of Bentonite’s antibacterial properties, it kills bacteria. Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.|
|2 tsp Coconut Oil|| The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil have been known to researchers since the 1960s.
Vitamin A is good for the immune system, Vitamin E has strong antioxidant properties for the skin, and Vitamin D is good for strong bones and teeth.
Research even shows that massaging coconut oil into your gums for about 10 minutes daily (continued for three weeks) significantly reduces decay-causing Streptococcus mutans as well as plaque.
|1/2 tsp Xylitol||Xylitol is a natural sweetener derived from the fibrous parts of plants. It does not break down like sugar and can help keep a neutral pH level in the mouth. Xylitol also prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth. This is how it protects the teeth from tooth decay. Research has shown that the use of xylitol also helps repair damage to the enamel.|
|1 tsp Baking Soda||Baking soda has a mild abrasive action that helps to remove plaque and polish, clean, and deodorize your teeth.7 One review of data from five controlled clinical studies found that toothpaste containing baking soda “enhanced plaque removal effectiveness of tooth brushing to a significantly greater extent” than brushing with a non-baking soda toothpaste.8
Baking soda also has antibacterial activity and has been found to kill Streptococcus mutans bacteria – a significant contributor to tooth decay.
|6 drops Peppermint Essential Oil||According to studies, peppermint oil performed better than the mouthwash chemicals chlorhexidine at reducing cavities.|
|1/4 cup Boiling Water|