Tooth Soap

28 August 2013

Monday I shared briefly with you all that I make my own toothpaste, well tooth soap. I wanted to share the recipe with you all in hopes that you might try it and like it too. In 2006 when I went vegetarian I was on a quest to be healthier and to eat as naturally as possible. I was also following a few crunchy people on YouTube and one of them said something about people worrying about what they put in their bodies without caring what they put on their skin. That was so me, honestly it wasn't because I didn't care I just was unaware of how these chemicals could seep into our skin and affect our bodies. 

I didn't immediately start making my own products I tried the most natural things on the market first. I have had huge success with most of my natural products but most of these small companies always roll into bed with the bigger ones. Tom's toothpaste was no exception. I absolutely adored Tom's peppermint tooth paste and mouth wash, one day I restocked my supply and all of a sudden the product tasted funny. I immediately began research to see if anyone else had experienced the same and that's when I saw that they change formulas and also merged with Colgate.

This annoyed me because I felt like I was being tricked into paying more for a product that was no longer as green as they claimed. I research for a while and came across several people who made their own toothpaste. If you read most of my recipes you know I like to cook with what I've got. So that was no exception when it came to this toothpaste recipe I wanted it to be simple and something I could make with what I had.



I found the recipe here and adapted it based on what was in my pantry and medicine cabinet.

Tooth Soap

Ingredients
2 tbsp filter or distilled water
4 tsp Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
2 tsp Stevia (optional)
20 drops peppermint oil
10 drops clove oil (helps with gingivitis and tooth sensitivity)

Directions
Mix together distilled water, stevia, coconut oil, soap and essentials oils. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Pour into piping bag and fill a new sanitized soap dispenser (I used an old toothpaste container until I find better glass storage).

Use 2 to 3 times a day.


Overall I am very please with this soap and have been using it for several months now. It is sulfate free so it's not going to get all frothy like the store bought soaps and it's not as sweet either. Food no longer sticks to my teeth after I eat from the glycerin in other tooth pastes. When I brush with this soap my teeth feel slick like I just came from the dentist. 

Feel free to ask any questions you'd like about the soap and let me know if you try it out.

Do you make any of your own products around the house? Or have you thought about doing it? If so let me know in the comments below.


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6 comments:

  1. Wow this sounds amazing! Just curious, does it help with cavities? Like have you noticed any difference since making your own when you go to the dentist?

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  2. I'm intrigued, I may have to give this a shot! What kinds of body wash and hand soap do you use?

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  3. Wow, this sounds interesting! Has it done a good job protecting your teeth from cavities???

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  4. Can you share what natural cleaning products you use? From laundry to cleaning...I would love to know!

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  5. That sounds amazing! I might have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This tooth soap sounds very interesting. I was wondering about protection against cavities as well. I've been looking into other remedies for myself because I've always had problems with my teeth, no matter how well I have "kept" them. I've recently been reading on remineralization of teeth and how to restore your teeth, which I think would be helpful for me.

    As for making products. Yep! By living in a small city, I tend to make things because I can't find them here anyways and also because I like knowing what's in my products. Clay treatments (for hair/scalp), DIY hair moisturizers, oil mixtures, whipped shea butter concoctions, etc, etc.

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