How to make your own toothpaste ?

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If you are here, it is because you know that a toothpaste sold in the shops is harmful. Are you looking for organic and vegan toothpaste? Do you want a toothpaste that does not contain fluoride? Don't want to pay for a toothpaste that may not even be of quality? You've heard about homemade toothpasts but you want to know the recipe. Indeed, before launching out, it is necessary to know all the ingredients that you can put in it. Don't panic, we will answer all your questions.    

In this article, we will explain the main advantages of homemade toothpaste compared to conventional toothpaste as well as the different recipes to make a zero waste homemade toothpaste

The main benefits of homemade toothpaste

Homemade toothpastes are real competitors to conventional chemical toothpastes. They are known to provide good oral hygiene. Indeed, they do not attack the teeth and gums. They also respect the pH of your oral mucosa. In addition, they are composed of natural ingredients such as mint, green tea and essential oils. All of these environmentally friendly ingredients help to prevent caries and dental plaque from forming. You can use an automatic toothbrush to save a little time. 

The main advantages of homemade toothpaste are

- Choosing environmentally friendly ingredients that do not cause oral problems

- Paying a much lower price than in the shops

- Opt for the taste, texture and abrasiveness of your choice

- Made without preservatives for long term use

- Be able to avoid using fluoride or paroxides which are harmful to teeth

- Use only biodegradable products that do not pollute the environment

An ecological toothpaste must logically be used with a soft toothbrush which will allow to keep a good oral hygiene. This is the case with the Y-Brush toothbrush. Indeed, it is known to be a toothbrush with sonic vibrations of 20,000 oscillations per minute that takes care of the gums and the gum line.

The 2 most common ingredients for homemade toothpaste and their benefits

White Kaolin clay

White kaolin clay is a type of clay rich in mineral salts: iron, zinc, silicon, potassium, calcium, magnesium...). Its main characteristic is that it is the softest and most neutral of the clays.

Here are the main benefits of white clay:

- Sanitizing the oral sphere to kill bacteria

- Neutralize the acidity of your mouth (for a PH between 6,2 and 7,4)

- Make your teeth white thanks to its abrasive effect

- Build a barrier for mouth ulcers or gingivitis

- Draw out toxins from inside your mouth

- Prevent the formation of dental plaque

- Reduce the appearance of cavities and tartar

Essential oils


An essential oil is an aromatic liquid produced by distilling a plant and concentrating its active ingredients.

Here are the main benefits of essential oils:

- Tea tree essential oil: antibacterial virtue

- Essential oil of sweet mint and lemon: healing

- Peppermint essential oil: anti-inflammatory property

- Clove and clove tree essential oils: anti-infectious


The different ingredients you should avoid

Triclosan

It is known to be an endocrine disruptor. It can trigger breast, liver and muscle cancers. It also causes inflammation of the intestine. It also causes allergies in people with weak immune systems. It is not biodegradable, so it takes a long time to break down completely.

Propylparaben


It also disrupts the endocrine system by limiting the production of certain hormones. It has an oestrogenic effect: it releases oestrogens and other hormones that lead to breast tumours. Since the late 1970s, paraben-based compounds such as propylparaben have been considered carcinogenic.

Sodium lauryl sulphate


Sodium lauryl sulphate is a surfactant that foams when in contact with water. Its concentration should not exceed 0.5%. Otherwise, it would become irritating to the skin. Furthermore, its corrosive action causes dehydration and dryness of the skin. It can have a negative impact on the heart, liver and lungs.

Fluoride


A poorly dosed intake of fluoride leads to fluorosis in most cases. This is a pathology that affects the enamel of the teeth. It can be identified by the appearance of yellow spots on the teeth. It prevents the enamel from forming normally, which leads to tooth demineralisation.

BHA


It is an antioxidant that is potentially carcinogenic. It may irritate the eyes and lungs. It is also an endocrine disruptor that affects reproduction. It also causes skin irritation. In addition, studies show that its consumption increases the risk of sunburn.

The different recipes for homemade toothpaste powder

1) Homemade toothpaste with white clay and peppermint essential oils

To make this toothpaste, you can use two ingredients that have properties that help maintain good oral health. The first is: white clay. White clay powder has an antibacterial effect. In other words, its use helps to limit infections by viruses. It also helps to prevent tooth decay. It also has a whitening effect on the teeth. The second is: peppermint essential oils. They have an analgesic effect that reduces mouth pain. They also help to keep your breath fresh in all circumstances.

Here are the different steps to make this homemade toothpaste:

- Take a bowl and put 3 tablespoons of clay powder

- Add a teaspoon of baking soda

- Mix for a few minutes

- Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to the mixture

- Pour the mixture into a glass jar or jar to keep it for as long as possible

2) Homemade toothpaste with white clay, calcium carbonate and natural strawberry flavouring


To make this toothpaste, you can use three ingredients that have properties that help maintain good oral hygiene. The first is: white clay. It absorbs bad odours inside the mouth. It has a purifying property because it eliminates the impurities that are found between the teeth. It is also astringent as it allows for the natural treatment of mouth aches. The second is: calcium carbonate. It limits the acid attack in your mouth by reducing the acidity of the PH. It is a mild type of abrasive that can be used easily in everyday toothpaste making in general. In addition, it does not damage tooth enamel. The third one is: the natural food flavour of strawberry. It gives the toothpaste a very fruity taste.

Here are the steps to make this homemade toothpaste:

- Take a bowl and put 3 tablespoons of calcium carbonate

- Add 2 tablespoons of white clay

- Mix for a few minutes

- Add a dozen drops of natural strawberry flavouring

- Pour the preparation into a bowl or glass container

The different recipes of homemade toothpaste in paste

1) Homemade toothpaste with vegetable charcoal, coconut oil and lemon essential oil

To make this toothpaste, you can use three ingredients that have properties to keep your mouth healthy. The first is: vegetable charcoal. Charcoal eliminates toxins and bacteria that may be lodged in the mouth. It disinfects the mouth thoroughly to eliminate bad odour. It also has the effect of curing mouth ulcers and gingivitis. It removes tart and stains due to the effects of smoking. The second is coconut oil. It reduces the acidity of the mouth. It makes the teeth white by removing brown stains. Finally, you can use lemon essential oil. It helps to remove the tart already present before brushing the teeth. It also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Here are the steps to make this homemade toothpaste:

- Take a bowl and put a teaspoon of vegetable charcoal

- Add about ten drops of lemon essential oil and mix

- Melt one or more teaspoons of coconut oil

- Mix everything together to obtain a perfectly smooth paste

- Pour the mixture into a glass container to keep for 8 to 10 days.

2) Homemade toothpaste with fresh mint oil and cloves


This recipe is particularly suitable for sensitive teeth and gums. To make this toothpaste, you can use two ingredients that have properties that help maintain good oral health. The first is: fresh mint essential oil. It relieves tooth sensitivity by protecting against major oral diseases. It has a protective effect on the most sensitive areas of the teeth. It also removes plaque bacteria to reduce tooth and gum problems. The second is clove. Its main effect is to alleviate the words of teeth that it is: periodontitis, cavities, mouth ulcers or gingivitis. It also relieves toothache.

Here are the different steps to make this homemade toothpaste:

- Take a bowl and put two tablespoons of green clay

- Grind the green clay into a powder and then mix it

- Put a tablespoon of baking soda

- Crush two cloves and mix with the rest

- Pour in water to obtain a smooth paste and then add a few drops of fresh mint oil.

The different recipes of solid homemade toothpaste(DIY)


1) White clay toothpaste, siwak powder, activated charcoal and xylitol


To make this toothpaste, you can use 4 ingredients that have properties to maintain good oral health. The first is: white clay. It treats pain that may appear inside the mouth. It helps clean the mouth and remineralize the teeth. The second is: siwak powder. It has an antiseptic property that gives it the ability to clean teeth. It cleans thoroughly and gently. It helps remove plaque. It scars localized sores in the mouth. It also contains fluorine that protects against caries. The third is activated charcoal. It absorbs stains on the teeth. It keeps gums and teeth healthy. It maintains good oral hygiene. It improves the color of the teeth in a few weeks. The fourth is xylitol. It prevents and prevents the appearance of caries. It also reduces plaque and tartar. In addition, it avoids bad breath.

Here are the different steps to make this homemade toothpaste:

- Take a mortar and put 20 to 30 grams of white clay

- Add 15 grams of siwak powder

- Also put 1 gram of active coal

- Finish by adding 10-15 grams of xylitol- Add a dozen drops of peppermint essential oil if desired and mix with mortar

2) Homemade toothpaste with calcium carbonate, coconut oil, stearic acid, green clay, SCI surfactant and peppermint essential oil.

To make this toothpaste, you can use 6 ingredients that have properties to maintain good oral health. The first is calcium carbonate. It gently removes dirt that is deposited inside the mouth. It remineralizes the teeth and stimulates the gums. It is the most useful ingredient when looking for an immediate whitening effect. It allows total protection of the oral cavity. The second is coconut oil. It purifies the mouth by reducing the growth of bacteria. It prevents plaque from accumulating in the mouth. The third is stearic acid. It’s a thickening agent used to bring consistency to your solid toothpaste. The fourth one is green clay. It prevents the teeth from taking off. It relieves inflammations that can occur such as irritation, burning or edema. the fifth is: the SCI surfactant. It is a washing agent that is used in the manufacture of most solid cosmetics. It ensures a link between all the ingredients of solid toothpaste. The last one is: peppermint essential oil. It keeps fresh breath and healthy teeth.

Here are the different steps to make this homemade toothpaste:

- Pour 10 grams of calcium carbonate and 8 grams of coconut oil

- Add 5 grams of steric acid and green clay and add 2 g of SCI surfactant

- Place the Bain Marie mixture so that the ingredients mix perfectly

- Add several drops of peppermint essential oil and mix together

- Place the dough in a silicone mould and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes

In order for these recipes to work, you must follow the amount indicated for each ingredient. You can also use these recipes to make soap or any other product. If you want to take a toothpaste in parallel the chewable toothpaste is also a good complement. 

The Y-Brush brand, for example, offers toothpaste tablets that effectively combats plaque. It also helps to remove brown stains on the teeth that can accumulate with poor brushing. You can use it with a Y-Brush toothbrush, which brushes the gums and gum line without any harshness. 

We hope that this article will convince you to make your own toothpaste and that you will test the various organic recipes proposed. Do not forget that the harmful effects of the heading "Different ingredients to avoid".

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