Edible Toothpaste

ToothpasteWe’ve been using this toothpaste for some time, and while it’s not certified by the ADA, my teeth and gums feel great! All the ingredients are safe to eat so if your kids swallow some, no worries! Although I don’t recommend eating large amounts as xylitol is known to cause intestinal distress. It’s known to kill mouth bacteria, and may disrupt the intestinal flora balance when taken in high doses.

Blending the xylitol crystals may help with this as more bacteria in the mouth can bind to the surface area and decrease the size of the crystal before it hits the gut.

  • 3 T baking soda – an effective and soft polisher, alkalizer and antibacterial agent
  • 3 T arrow root powder – filler to balance the taste of the baking soda known to draw toxins out of tissues
  • 1 T xylitol {made from hard woods like birch, not corn} {ground into a powder} – a sugar alcohol that destroys sugar-loving bacteria that damage gums and teeth
  • 1 T aloe vera {optional} – to repair and maintain healthy gums
  • 1 T+ coconut oil – antibacterial, antifungal and healing
  • 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil {or oil of your choice}

Slice your aloe vera leaf {if using} down the center longwise and gently scrape juice out with a spoon. Grind xylitol and mix ingredients together in a bowl. Always stir or sift the powders to distribute the baking soda. Add oil and mix until it’s a paste-like consistency. Use as you would conventional toothpaste.

PLEASE NOTE: Xylitol is toxic to dogs so please use caution around them

 

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