One option is to make your own toothpaste, since the recipe is very simple and you will also help to generate less waste such as the plastic in the container and the cardboard box in which commercial toothpastes are packed.
So get to work!
• Sage and / or thyme
• Essential oil of peppermint or spearmint
• Sea salt
• Sodium bicarbonate
• White clay. (Kaolin)
How to do it:
Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil. when it boils, turn off the heat and add some sage leaves, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, and let it rest until cool. Once cool, strain the liquid into a glass using the clean cheesecloth.
In a bowl, put half a cup of kaolin, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix them together.
Then add the infusion of sage, thyme and salt little by little, dissolving until you have the desired consistency.
Finally, add about 10 drops of peppermint or spearmint essential oil and that's it.
This paste lasts a long time if you store it in the refrigerator.
We recommend putting a small amount in a small container, preferably glass, to keep it in your bathroom, and refill it whenever you need it.
This paste is salty and does not foam, but it leaves teeth very clean and is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.
The ingredients used have the following properties, which traditional medicine has used from plants for the care and treatment of diseases. For oral health there are several plants and natural components that allow us to make a homemade toothpaste.
Sage has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties. Its indications are diverse, such as the treatment of spasms, fever, stimulation of bile secretion, aerophagia, digestive flatulence and, already specifically in the mouth, inflammation of the gums, mouth ulcers and sores, as well as pharyngitis.
Thyme also has antiseptic properties. It is used for halitosis, inflammations of the mouth, canker sores, tooth and gum care, wound washing in skin infections caused by fungi, dermatosis, hair loss due to infections and lice.
Mint calms the dental pains. It has a refreshing effect and counteracts bad breath.
White clay contains trace elements that are involved in the formation and preservation of teeth. It prevents bacterial and microbial proliferation and strengthens the body's defenses. It is excellent as a mouthwash.
Sea salt is used as a natural medicine for mouth and throat inflammations. Increases the action of clay.
Baking soda does polish your teeth, but you don't have to use much, because it can also excessively wear down enamel.
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