Coconut Oil Toothpaste
I LOVE coconut oil and use it for so many things.. one of which is toothpaste. Did you know that coconut is a very powerful natural oil which can kill bacteria responsible for tooth decay?
Irish scientists have tested coconut oil samples on streptococcus mutans. This is bacteria that glues to our teeth and causes dental erosion. For this reason coconut oil should be the main ingredient in toothpastes and mouth rinsing liquids. And it goes great with baking soda!
Coconut oil also kills the fungus Candida albicans very effectively (research) and is thought to play a major role in the manifestation of cancer. Common candida overgrowth symptoms include bad breath (halitosis), chronic fatigue, bloating, irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, severe seasonal allergies, sensitivity to alcohol and products that come into contact with the skin such as deodorant and perfume
The recipe I use is simple, I just mix organic cold pressed coconut oil with baking soda.. some folks also mix in a few drops of food grade peppermint oil, vegetable glycerin and even stevia extract too. I found this vid and she makes it like I do. 🙂