2.5 cups baking soda
3/4 cup coconut oil
3 Tbsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
100 drops Nature's Sunshine Peppermint essential oil
1/4-1/2 cup Nature's Sunshine Xylitol (to taste)
Optional: Nature's Sunshine Activated Charcoal (for powerful whitening & healing effect)
Mix all ingredients in an electric mixer (or a hand mixer) until well combined.
This recipe makes 3 3/4 cups total.
NOTE: Adding Activated Charcoal will make your tooth polish BLACK, but will NOT stain your teeth. Rather, it will give you a powerful whitening polish! Promise! It will also "pull" bacteria, infection and sickness out of your body through your mouth/saliva if you are fighting any chronic illness, oral/dental problems, bad breath, etc. You can also just open a capsule and brush with straight Activated Charcoal (or blend it with baking soda for a little better "scrub"). The base of my tooth polish is coconut oil, so as you get "tooth polish" on your lips and around your mouth, it has to be WIPED off as opposed to just RINSED off because the oil sort of sticks to your skin. It does come right off, but wiping will take off your makeup ;)... in case that matters to you.
To like this product you have to "think different". This product will not lather up like traditional toothpaste. I also recommend using a soft bristle brush so that you do not get too abrasive with your gums. This product has some "grit" to it. I put a little on my toothbrush, brush my bottom teeth, then add more and brush my upper teeth. The baking soad and pink sea salt add essential minerals to keep our teeth, enamel and gums strong. We have gone seriously wrong in what we choose to brush our teeth with. Most commercial products do nothing to feed or re-mineralize our teeth, not to mention the fluoride, chemicals, preservatives and other garbage in most all oral hygeine products.
After I brush, I put 1 drop of Peppermint oil on the back of my hand and lick it off for some extreme minty breath (when I'm not nursing as peppermint can reduce milk production). It's strong, but so so good for you!