I prefer to avoid commercial toothpastes, it’s full of fluoride, sodium sulfate, prophlene glycol (an active component in antifreez) etc.
Make your own. It’s super easy!
- Mix in a jar 3 tbsp coconut oil and 3 tbsp baking soda .
- Add 10 drops essential oil (whatever you prefer— I like eucalyptus and grapefruit), optional
- Add 3 drops of stevia if you want it sweet.
- Seal the jar until ready to use.
It’s delicious, whitening and really good for your gums.
For mouth wash use hydrogen peroxide, food grade, 1%-3%.
Using hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash will kill bacteria and viruses in your mouth.
Gargling will get the hydrogen peroxide in contact with the back of you mouth and throat. The longer you gargle, the more time it has to kill germs.
Some people feel that 3% is a bit strong to use as a mouthwash. You can try 1%, or water the 3% down with some water. (Some 3% hydrogen peroxide with an equal amount of water added will give you 1.5% hydrogen peroxide.)