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{Note from Jessica: Today’s post is shared by my sweet friend, Raia, author of Raia’s Recipes. Raia is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom of five crazy kids. After the birth of her third child, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. This discovery turned her bread and pasta-filled life upside down and set her on a mission to find out what healthy meant for her family. Aspiring to encourage other moms, she started her blog filled with simple, easy, healthy dishes. Stop by Raia’s Recipes to get plenty of real food, gluten-free recipes and much more!}

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A healthy start.

My mom was a little before her times when it came to healthy eating and clean living. When my friends were eating boxed Kraft mac ‘n cheese, my mom made her own from scratch (and it was 100x more delicious!). While my friends were brushing their teeth with sparkly blue Colgate, my family used licorice-flavored Tom’s of Maine. And I didn’t mind at all. Why would anyone put that unnaturally colored stuff in their mouths, anyway? Plus I’ve always loved black licorice…

The healthy-living I grew up with didn’t end after I moved out. And after going gluten-free almost 6 years ago, I took it to a whole new level. I began making my own laundry soap, shampoo, and most recently, my own toothpaste.

Unnecessary ingredients.

Have you ever really looked at the ingredients in your toothpaste? It’s pretty crazy what they put in there. Even my mom’s beloved Tom’s toothpaste has ingredients that I’ve come to react to, even though it’s much better than mainstream brands like Colgate.

Just check out the ingredients in this kids’ Colgate toothpaste:

“Sodium fluoride, sorbitol, water, hydrated silica, PEG-12, cellulose gum, sodium lauryl sulfate, flavor, sodium saccharin, mica, titanium dioxide, FD&C no.1”

And though Tom’s is much cleaner, there are still some things I cringe at:

“Calcium carbonate, glycerin, water, xylitol, hydrated silica, zinc citrate, peppermint oil, sodium lauryl sulfate, carrageenan, sodium bicarbonate.”

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Neither my husband nor I can handle sodium lauryl sulfate in anything, so I set out to try and make my own toothpaste to rid it from our lives forever! Thankfully making your own toothpaste is easy, and not at all expensive, either! All you need are a few ingredients and an air-tight container to store it in.

Homemade toothpaste is not only wonderful because of the healthy ingredients you can use, but also because you can fit the ingredients to your own personal likes and needs. When I first gave up conventional toothpaste, I just used baking soda because of its ability to whiten teeth and remove plaque. After a while, I traded that in for wonderful detoxing bentonite clay. This “dirt,” as my husband calls it, absorbs and removes toxins, heavy metals, and chemicals.

Soon after switching to clay for my teeth I added in coconut oil and essential oils. Coconut oil is simply amazing for 100s of reasons, but for dental care, it’s especially wonderful. It stops the growth of tooth decaying bacteria! And though there are a few different oils you can use for dental health, I chose peppermint, clove bud, and melaleuca.

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Looking for an affordable, non-toxic way to brush your teeth? Give this easy, DIY, Non-Toxic Toothpaste a try! DeliciousObsessions.comImportant notes.

Don’t ingest it! Though there are wonderful people out there who ingest essential oils and can reason well for why they do, I don’t advise anyone to ingest them, and therefore would advise against ingesting this toothpaste. If you accidentally swallow some, don’t freak out, just don’t eat it…

Don’t use metal with it. Because of bentonite clay’s ability to remove heavy metals, it’s sorta important to make sure you don’t use metal utensils when mixing up your toothpaste and don’t store it in a metal container, either!

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DIY, Non-Toxic Toothpaste

DIY, Non-Toxic Toothpaste

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix everything but the essential oils in a non-metallic bowl or container (I usually mix it up right in the container I'll be storing it in). Add more water to reach desired consistency.
  2. When mixture cooled, add essential oils.
  3. Store in tightly covered non-metallic container.
  4. Keep out of direct sunlight.

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