Better Than Any Toothpaste: Coconut Oil
Did you know that coconut is very powerful plant which can kill bacteria responsible for teeth damaging? Irish scientists have tested coco...
Irish scientists have tested coconut oil samples on steptococcus mutans. This is bacteria that glues to our teeth and causes dental erosion. Coconut oil became the best tool for killing bacteria.
Scientists consider that coconut oil should be the main ingredient in tooth pastes and mouth rinsing liquids. This way our teeth will be more protected than before.
Dental caries does not get the attention it should get. It occurs in 60 to 90 percent in children and it can occur in grownups as well.
A guide research claim that if coconut oil, modified with chemical additives, is put into dental hygiene products it can be the most powerful tool against bacteria and other harmful substances that attack our teeth.
Coconut oil also kills the fungus Candida albicans which causes vaginal discharge, pain, stinging and burning sensation when urinating.
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Make your own coconut-based toothpaste
This formula swaps out the glycerin and uses coconut oil instead. The coconut flavor and essential oil should mask the subtle taste of the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, but you can add a few drops of stevia if you prefer a sweeter paste.
- 6 teaspoon aluminum free baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (warm enough to be liquid, which means above 76 degrees F)
- 10 drops peppermint, clove, or citrus pure essential oil
Put baking soda in a bowl, add the other ingredients and mix until you achieve a proper paste texture. Add a small amount of baking soda if it’s runny; add more coconut oil if it’s too dry.
Taste, and add more essential oil if you want a more flavorful paste. Store in an opaque container (required to protect the hydrogen peroxide) and use as usual.
BONUS! The most simplified toothpaste recipe ever: Mix Baking soda and coconut oil 50/50
How effective is using baking soda? Baking soda is used for two reasons. First, it’s a mild abrasive that provides a gentle cleansing. Second, it’s alkaline.
Being alkaline, baking soda can neutralize acids in your mouth that are often at the root of tooth decay. Baking soda also absorbs odors and helps produce sweet breath.
But Coconut oil is the magic ingredient. Coconut oil is a key ingredient in homemade toothpastes because it’s a powerful, natural antibacterial and antifungal – so it works to kill harmful bacteria in your mouth while you brush.
Coconut oil is excellent for your gums and brushing with it regularly can eliminate bleeding, sore gums. The oil kills the bacteria that are responsible for gingivitis – and if you have gingivitis, you might want to massage some coconut oil into your gums regularly, in addition to using it in your toothpaste.
Brushing your tongue with the oil helps with thrush, a fungal problem localized in the mouth, and to boot, coconut oil has been found to stop and even reverse some tooth decay.
You can buy organic, extra-virgin coconut oil here.
References: Healthy Food Star; Live Free Live Natural; If you don't want to make your own toothpaste, HERE is a list of safe toothpastes that you can buy online.