Making your own toothpaste in not only cheaper than the commercial one, but it also ensures you that the ingredients it contains are 100% natural. And it takes you only 5 minutes!
In a bowl, add 2 tbsp of bentonite clay, 2 drops of tea tree oil, a pinch of salt, 4 drops of cinnamon essential oil, 10 drops of liquid stevia and mix well.
Add 3 tbsp of distilled water to the mixture and stir well to incorporate the water to the mixture.
Try to smash the ingredients against the side of the bowl.
They will incorporate faster. Eventually, add 1 more tbsp of water in order to make the toothpaste thinner.
Recent studies have shown that cinnamon and clove essential oil protect your gums and teeth against the bacteria that generally produces tooth decay – streptococcus mutants.
This is due to their anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.
How safe are essential oils for your health
Well, this natural toothpaste is meant to clean your mouth and teeth, but there is the possibility to run down your throat while the washing process, reaching your stomach.
Even if they are not recommended for consumption, essential oils are safer than many components in the commercial toothpastes that can seriously damage your health.