Last year I embarked on a 4-week online journey called ‘Sacred Medicine Woman‘.
The programme aimed to create a group of certified natural healers, who could use many different techniques and practices coming from shamanic/healing traditions from all over the world (if you want to know more about the programme, click here).
And, yes, I became a certified Sacred Medicine Woman.
But this is a whole another story :)
Among the several things I learnt during those four weeks, one that has become part of my life is how to make a Natural Toothpaste.
It’s very easy, cheap (it lasts pretty long) and, most importantly, healthy (also cruelty-free).
I’ve always suffered from sensitive gums, but after a few days using the Natural Toothpaste my sensitivity disappeared!
It has come back only during the periods when I’ve gone back to use the common chemical toothpastes.
What’s missing? Oh, yes, the recipe ;) Here you are!
Ingredients (I don’t really use the exact quantities, I’m an improviser :D)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp baking soda
- 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil (or cinnamon if you prefer)
- few Stevia drops or powder (to sweeten, optional)
- Melt or soften the coconut oil
- Add all other ingredients and stir. If using the melted coconut oil (which I personally do), keep stirring until the mixture cools to keep baking soda incorporated (nb: patience required!)
- Place in a small glass jar
- Here you are, it’s ready to use! :)
(Final note: easier and faster to make when it’s colder than 20°C, as coconut oil solidifies under that temperature – if it’s warmer you can place the mixture in the fridge for a few minutes, and then keep on stirring)