Get Fresh With Your Mouth

Why It’s Time to Prioritize Your Mouth

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I have sensitive teeth and have always used a name brand toothpaste to help alleviate the cold and hot sensations when eating.

Unfortunately this is expensive, not to mention filled with chemicals. As a thyroid patient, I need to go as natural as possible, and so far it is working for me.

Here are some recipes that are inexpensive and easy to make. The only investment I suggest making is a re-usable toothpaste tube. I got mine from Amazon.   There are a number that you can use. I like GoToob by HumanGear because it is food-safe, easy to fill and is easy to squeeze out.

I also make my own mouthwash. It is refreshing, inexpensive and better than commercial options, in my opinion.

Toothpaste Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix dry ingredients in small glass bowl.

Mix in essential oil until all soda/salt mixture is saturated and forms a paste.

Recipe to Stop Bad Breath

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon of honey
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup distilled warm water

Instructions:

  • Mix cinnamon and honey in a medium glass bowl
  • Add the water
  • Stir until honey is melted
  • Mix in lemon juice.
  • Pour mixture into a glass jar or container with good sealing cover.
  • Keep in refrigerator.

Use to eliminate bad breath. It is okay to swallow some of this as the mixture is a good preventative for colds and viruses and can boost your immune system.

Homemade Mouthwash

Ingredients

1cup non-flouride water

4 drops essential oil (like peppermint, cinnamon or your favorite “taste”)

4 drops tea tree oil

¼ cup apple cider vinegar or ¼ cup aloe vera juice)

1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide

Optional: Stevia to sweeten if using vinegar

Directions:

  1. Mix the water and vinegar together in a glass jar with tight lid
  2. Add the hydrogen peroxide
  3. Add tea tree oil
  4. Add essential oil of your choice
  5. Shake jar to mix all ingredients
  6. Do not swallow (as with all commercial mouthwash)

 

 

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