Just ‘cuz their baby teeth fall out doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a good toothpaste! Start ’em young using the good stuff and by the time they have their adult chompers, they’ll know what’s up! Store bought brands are oh-so-tasty, but also oh-so-full of crap. This DIY Toothpaste for kids not only removes toxins, but encourages tooth enamel mineralization. Did I mention that it tastes like yummy orange goodness too?! Prefer an oil-free recipe? Try this one on for size!
What you need
- Is alkaline and anti-fungal
- Neutralizes acids
- Helps to remove plaque and tooth stains
- Rich in minerals and helps to remove toxins
- Is a natural polisher
- Reacts with metal, so be sure to use a non-metal utensil when handling
- A natural sweetener that helps to prevent tooth decay
- Enhances mineralization of tooth enamel
- Tastes yum
- Reduces inflammation and protects from free radicals
- Has anti-bacterial properties and helps to boost gut health
Wild Orange essential oil
- Powerful cleanser and purifying agent
- Supports healthy immune function
- Uplifting aroma, and tasty flavor!
- I love using glass containers for my DIY products, the one I used was a repurposed pickled ginger container, but I’ve linked something similar for you just in case!
- Making this DIY Toothpaste for kids and other made-at-home products is a great way to lower your plastic usage and be more eco-friendly, since you are not only buying less products packaged in plastic, but also using more non-toxic ingredients. High five, Mother Earth!
How to make
- Open up your air-tight container and get ready to add:
- 1 tablespoon each of Baking soda, Bentonite clay and Xylitol
- And remember: use a non-metal utensil! Bentonite clay reacts with metal and we want to reserve all of its beneficial properties
- Next, add 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil
- Finally, add 6 drops of Wild Orange essential oil or your kiddos favorite essential oil. Just make sure they are safe for internal use
- Now, stir until everything combines to form a paste
- Add to your air-tight container
- All done!
Ways to use
- Dip your dry toothbrush into the air-tight container
- A pea-sized amount of toothpaste is all you need for small kiddie teeth
- Brush as normal
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