We all brush our teeth at least twice a day, so we must get through a lot of toothpaste, right?
Although it might sound strange, making your own natural toothpaste could actually be really effective. It would be very cost effective because it means you wouldn’t have to buy branded toothpaste anymore, and it would also be really environmentally effective as you would be massively reducing the amount of waste you produce.
When people are trying out easy zero waste swaps they can make in their daily routines, making your own toothpaste is a favourite. It is really easy, completely natural, cheap to make and uses ingredients that you can already find in your kitchen cupboards or in any local supermarket.
Making your own natural toothpaste also means that you avoid a lot of unnatural chemicals that ‘conventional’ toothpastes may use, such as fluoride, sodium hydroxide and sodium lauryl sulfate. This way, you know exactly what you are using and what is potentially going into your body.
If you want to try it then here is a quick and easy way recipe for how to make your own toothpaste with baking soda and coconut oil!
What You’ll Need
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 15-20 drops of organic peppermint essential oil
Combine all the ingredients into a small jar, such as an empty Evolve jar. Then just stir together until the mixture is thoroughly combined. To use your new toothpaste, just spoon a small amount of the mixture onto your toothbrush and you’re ready to go like normal!
So, if you are looking for an easy way to reduce your waste and transition to more natural swaps in your daily routine, why not give your own natural toothpaste a go! With just three ingredients it only takes a minute to make and it is ready to use!
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