Our all natural toothpaste will not only make your teeth white but will leave your mouth feeling fresh and minty! The coconut oil protects your teeth from cavities, the baking soda deodorizes and makes your teeth white, the himalayan salt remineralizes your teeth AND the added clay helps to pull out toxins. The essential oil is antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial so it can only do good for your mouth!
Ingredients: Baking soda, coconut oil, Bentonite clay, Himalayan salt and essential oil
Store bought toothpaste has ingredients that are very harmful not only for your mouth but for your whole body! Some of these harmful ingredients include:
Sodium Fluoride supposedly builds strong, healthy teeth. In reality, sodium fluoride, a by-product of aluminum manufacturing, can also be found in rat poisons and industrial pesticides According to the
Akron Regional Poison Center, ingesting 1/10 of an ounce of fluoride can kill a 100-lb. adult. Ingesting even a small amount of sodium fluoride may cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Yet despite its dangers, sodium fluoride continues to be a staple in all leading brands of toothpaste.
Triclosan: the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies triclosan as a pesticide, stating it poses a risk to both human health and the environment. Scientists categorize triclosan as a chlorophenol, which is a type of chemical suspected of causing cancer in humans.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: Added as a detergent and cleansing agent, sodium laurel sulfate and its cousin sodium laureth sulfate pose a wide range of potential health risks. On its own, sodium laurel sulfate can damage eyes, irritate skin and lead to labored breathing. According to the American College of Toxicology, sodium laurel sulfate may stay within the body for up to five days, accumulating in the heart, liver, lungs and brain. When combined with certain other chemicals, sodium laurel sulfate transforms into nitrosamines, a class of powerful carcinogens that cause the body to absorb harmful nitrates.
Propylene Glycol An active component in antifreeze, propylene glycol acts as a wetting agent and surfactant in toothpaste. The Material Safety Data Sheets for propylene glycol warn that the chemical can be rapidly absorbed through the skin, with prolonged contact leading to brain, liver and kidney abnormalities. The EPA won't allow its workers to handle propylene glycol without wearing rubber gloves, yet it doesn't stop the chemical from being used in common health care products such as your toothpaste.
DEA Consumers find diethanolamine, or DEA, in products that foam, including toothpaste. DEA disrupts hormones and forms cancer-causing nitrates. According to Dr. Samuel Epstein, professor of environmental health at University of Illinois, repeated skin exposure to DEA can lead to increased risk of liver and kidney cancers.
Facts from Livestrong.com
Our toothpaste contains the following ingredients and ONLY these ingredients: Organic, virgin, cold pressed Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, essential oil and we also include Bentonite clay but this can be omitted. Here is the information on these ingredients:
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal! Studies have shown that coconut oil destroys the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. Scientists have found that coconut could help fight the main bug behind tooth decay. Scientists tested coconut oil against Streptococcus mutants – a sugar-loving bacterium that clings to teeth and produces acid causing them to rot.
When the oil was treated with digestive enzymes it became a powerful killer of the bug. It paves the way for toothpastes and mouthwashes containing coconut as an active ingredient.
Baking Soda: Baking soda is a very mild abrasive which aids in cleaning and whitening teeth, and restoring pH balance. Baking Soda provides more complete care at levels of 20% or more. Baking soda:
Clean with Very Low Abrasion, Neutralize Plaque Acid, A natural buffer, Remove and Control Dental Stains, Actually breaks up plaque and inhibits attachment to tooth surface ,Whiten Teeth at Up to Three Shades, Deodorize Oral Mal-odor for Hours, Neutralize odor-causing Volatile Sulfur Compounds (VSCs), and Kill odor-causing germs.
Essential Oils: Peppermint oil, due to its antiseptic properties, is very useful in dental care. It also eliminates bad breath and helps teeth and gums fight off hazardous germs. Unsurprisingly, these attributes mean that peppermint oil is added to numerous toothpastes, and it is also been shown to be useful in the treatment of toothaches.
Cinnamon essential oil has long been used for its medicinal properties, specifically its anti-fungal, antibacterial properties. Recent research conducted in New Zealand showed that it has the greatest antimicrobial potency against streptococcus mutans, the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, and lactobacillus plantarum, one of the bacteria responsible in gum disease.
Bentonite clay: carries a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins. When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. It helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead. It also helps to whiten teeth by removing stains. It also remineralizes teeth because it is high in calcium, magnesium and silica.
Source: wellnessmama.com and bodyunburdened.com
Himalayan Salt: the very small amount of Himalayan salt that we add to our toothpaste does wonders! It helps to re-mineralize your teeth and help to fight bacteria.