- Virtually streak free
- Known to have anti-bacterial properties
- Got an odor that dissipates quickly
- Natural (so I don’t need to wear gloves while cleaning)
- Not harmful if the fumes are inhaled
I’m going to switch up everything so I started here
The general disclaimer
Ingredients and information
Now, on to the mixing!
Here’s what to do:
My final thoughts on all things homemade toothpaste
- One batch lasts about a month for two of us brushing twice a day.
- I like to do a brushing rinse after spitting out the paste.
- A pea sized blob is plenty.
- I start by brushing “dry” (AKA – don’t put the brush under water or you’ll lose some of the oil’s benefit).
- We scoop the paste out with a separate tool so no water enters the paste container which could add bacteria and shorten shelf life.
- My teeth have actually whitened a bit since starting to use this paste.
- This stuff is all pretty shelf stable for up to about 6 months (but we’ve never had it last that long!)
- My mouth feels clean and refreshed every time I brush.
- I’ll likely never go back to conventional paste.
Baking soda has experienced some controversy in recent years. The alleged aluminum debate rages on. If you want to know why I don’t mind using this product as packaged from a big box store (until it is gone) this article should explain it nicely.