A Plug for Homemade Toothpaste

We’ve been using our version of homemade toothpaste for two or three years now, and the children have all been cavity-free since we made the switch.  After our last cleaning, David was the only one with a cavity, and he was also the only one still using store bought paste.  “Ready to give our homemade toothpaste a try yet?” I teased.

He nodded slowly.  “Maybe,” he said.  And he did.

Guess who walked out of the dentist’s office yesterday cavity-free?

The reality is that your teeth, just like all other parts of your beautiful, living body, have the ability to heal themselves, as long as the resources needed for that healing are available to them.  Or it could be the slightly more abrasive qualities that help it to clean better.  Or it could be the coconut oil, which is supposed to have benefits for oral health.  I don’t have any science to back up our experience, only our personal testimonies.

But there is value in personal experience.

“Historically medical discoveries originated from physicians’ keen observation of their patients’ diseases and responses to treatment. Doctors reported their findings to their colleagues or published them as case studies. Today these “case studies” are often dismissed as “anecdotes” and have become increasingly irrelevant. Instead, we now focus on randomized controlled trials as the only standard of “evidence”. Sadly, this dismisses the experience of thousands of patients and physicians as they apply new scientific findings to treat difficult conditions.” From this article, posted by my friend Kathy Jo the other day.

Don’t dismiss a thing simply because it isn’t accepted or validated by the mainstream establishment.  Here’s the recipe. If you or your children consistently have cavities, what have you got to lose?

It's almost 10AM, and Evie is still sleeping. What am I going to do with this child?
It’s almost 10AM, and Evie is still sleeping. What am I going to do with this child?

4 Comment

  1. Thanks for the toothpaste recipe – very timely for us. I’m getting a little confused though, on Amazon looking at oils – it seems, for instance, there is Peppermint Oil, and also Peppermint Essential Oil. Do you use NOW Peppermint oil and could you give a link to the exact product you use? Do you ever use it to flavor things like ice cream?

  2. I’m glad you posted this plug and linked back to your recipe. I never ordered all the stuff before to make it, but I did this time and I’m eager to give it a go!

  3. Also what do you store your toothpaste in?

    1. Just a little container or jar. We serve it up with a little butter knife. 🙂

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