Toothpaste is known for its strength and durability. It allows you to maintain good oral hygiene while saving money. It can be offered in various forms and made with multiple ingredients.
Here is a guide to help you understand how toothpaste works.
Toothpaste soap aka solid toothpaste
Besides the classic toothpaste, there is also the solid toothpaste. This type of toothpaste is made from natural ingredients. It is very effective and guarantees you white teeth and perfect health. It has no unpleasant aftertaste and leaves a fresh feeling in your mouth. It comes in many forms. You can find toothpaste soaps baked in the oven. Organic solid toothpastes and toothpastes made with Marseille soap and essential oils are available.
Why use a toothpaste soap?
They had a great knowledge of natural ingredients and their properties. Using soap as a toothpaste was the best way to maintain good oral hygiene at that time. Soap has the advantage of taking care of the gums as well as the enamel and cleans the teeth perfectly while strengthening the gums. The ancients used it daily because it also helped to eliminate tartar.
The advantages of solid toothpaste
- It respects the environment thanks to its durable and non-polluting packaging.
- It is a cost less in your wallet as its life span is much longer than that of a classic toothpaste.
- It is made from natural substances and therefore less aggressive
- It is easily transportable wherever you go in all circumstances
Toothpaste soap baked in the oven
It is made with powders and some active ingredients. It goes through the oven for cooking. As main components of this type of soap, you can find :
- Caustic soda;
- Organic olive oil;
- Xylitol sugar
You will also find other ingredients such as: organic virgin coconut oil, white clay, calcium carbonate, licorice powder, vegetable charcoal, organic essential oils (lime, cloves, peppermint and mint).
You have to mix the main ingredients in precise doses and let them cook for 1h30. The oven must be kept at a temperature of 80°C. It is necessary to take out the mixture from the oven every 15 minutes in order to stir it.
After this step, you must add the secondary ingredients while stirring to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Your soap is ready to use, you can put it in small cups.
The organic solid toothpaste
It is made with organic glycerin, organic menthol, organic licorice powder, lime, Indian verbena, organic coconut charcoal powder, organic sunflower oil. It is made with organic ingredients and essential oils. It does not contain abrasive substances or toxic products and has a high glycerin content.
The organic solid toothpaste is obtained by cold saponification. The technique consists in carrying out the hydrolysis in basic medium at a room temperature or slightly higher. There is therefore no need for an additional heat source. The ingredients are then combined to produce the toothpaste soap.
Toothpaste with Marseille soap, clove and sage
You can make your own homemade toothpaste soap with clove, sage and Marseille soap. It is just as effective as industrial toothpaste. To make it, you need:
- White clay;
- Clove and peppermint for the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect;
- Powdered sage for its effect against dental plaque;
- Propolis tincture for its antiseptic effect;
- Virgin coconut oil;
- Marseille soap.
The mixture will have to be made according to a very precise procedure.
In a container, you must mix the coconut oil and the Marseille soap. You will have to add water and let the mixture melt in a water bath. The mixture obtained will be mixed to obtain a whitish paste with foam. You must then add the sage, the clove, and the clay and stir the mixture well to avoid lumps. Finally, you will have to add the essential oils, the propolis and stir the whole. You can then pour the resulting mixture into a glass container.
Use of your toothpaste soap
You must first wet your toothpaste and rub it lightly with your toothpaste soap. A small amount will be enough to proceed with your brushing. At the end of brushing your teeth, you must rinse your mouth with water. Your breath is fresh and your teeth are free of all waste.
Our opinion on toothpaste soap
Toothpastes are made of natural products and ingredients, which gives them a certain effectiveness. It can be used on a daily basis. It does not leave an unpleasant aftertaste in your mouth. Using this type of toothpaste allows you to save money. You should check if you are not allergic to the essential oils and ingredients that compose it before using it.
If you are not completely satisfied with the toothpaste soap, you can always opt for the organic mint toothpaste tube from Y-Brush. Thanks to its 100% natural mint aroma, it will guarantee you an ideal fresh feeling after each brushing. Its fluoride content of 1450 ppm, the dosage recommended by the French Union of Oral Health, can effectively strengthen the tooth enamel, fight against the formation of cavities, fight plaque and act against bacteria. Its transparent and fluid paste allows a more effective and fast brush washing.
We hope this guide has helped you understand how solid toothpaste works and why you should use it. We also hope that you have understood the benefits. The 3 toothpaste recipes we have provided are all equally effective. All you have to do is follow the recipe exactly. The use is very easy because the principle is always the same no matter the toothpaste.