Did you know that most toothpaste is full of bad things?
Lets go through a few of the dangerous ingredients that you may be brushing your teeth with each day...
Some places put fluoride in their water, and while I don't want to go on and on about how bad that is, even if your not for king it, we want a. Little as possible. Consuming flouride(which you likely are doing if you drink city water) can cause:
- Increased tumor and cancer rate
- Muscle disorders
- Dementia and more
FLOURIDE IS A DEADLY TOXIN! Did you know that Hitler used fluoride in the concentration camps? I'm sure it was because he didn't want the Jews teeth to be bad, right?
Read the following paragraph copied from Yahoo answers:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
Me and my Dad get these very painful things in our mouths, called canker sores-perhaps you do too? Well, a few days ago my Dad found out that there is a thing,(Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), that is in most toothpastes, that CAUSES CANKER SORES! Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a foaming agent found in most toothpastes, including our toothpaste, which was a fluoride free toothpaste that seems like it would've been healthy.. I did not want to keep using that, so I made my own.
FD & C Blue Dyes 1 & 2
These contain carcinogenic properties. (That means cancer causing by the way.) Read this off of downwithbasics.com :
Even if toothpaste is never swallowed, these dyes can be absorbed within seconds through the skin on the lips, or through the mucous membrane in the mouth.
By making your own toothpaste, you can know what you put in it, and you can feel safer.
Here's a recipe to make your own toothpaste!( From Wellness Mama)
- 1/2 c coconut oil (find some here!)
- 2-3 Tablespoon baking soda
- 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil (find peppermint essential oil here!)
- 2 small packets stevia( this is optional. It's to help with taste. It may also help your teeth some, but I have read bad about it, you might want to research it yourself)
By the way, I don't suggest melting the coconut oil completely. The other ingredients may sink to the bottom, and when it hardens, they won't be all combined.
If you tried this toothpaste recipe, or any other healthy toothpaste recipe, please tell about it below!
Extra fluoride things...