While dentistry wasn’t a profession in the US until 1828, and before then little attention was paid to the health of our teeth, we’ve since done an about face. People now know how important a healthy mouth AND a good smile are. But, there is always room for improvement.
So, for those of you out there who love taking control of your health AND love to DIY- here’s an amazing natural toothpaste recipe for you using the awesome power of turmeric! Turmeric is a bright yellow spice with a peppery, warm and (somewhat) bitter flavor. It’s got a mild fragrance similar to orange and ginger, and packs a powerful punch. Long used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent, it has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions: flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic. And, there’s one more benefit- it can treat inflamed gums and help to whiten teeth!
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 2 capsules of turmeric
- A couple drops of peppermint oil (to desired taste/liking)
- Add 2 capsules of turmeric to one tablespoon of coconut oil. Add a couple drops of peppermint oil and mix (you may need to play with the amount of peppermint, but start small).
- Apply to your toothbrush and use as normal.
For those with sensitive teeth, turmeric is great for inflammation so using this on a regular basis should help to alleviate the problem. Let me know what you think if you make and use this chemical free, good for you, toothpaste recipe. And post pics in the comments!
Source: Health Herbs 365
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