Do you know what is in the toothpaste your children use every morning and night? Many parents overlook the potentially harmful ingredients that toothpaste contains, such as fluoride, glycerin, sweeteners, and artificial dyes. Some of the ingredients have been linked to a multitude of health issues. However, toothpaste does not have to be damaging for your children. The best toothpaste for your children may actually be homemade toothpaste. All of the ingredients listed below are natural and have beneficial effects in toothbrushing.
The above ingredients are just a few of the many that can be used to make your own yummy toothpaste. See below for specific recipes.
The Pistachio Project:
Thank Your Body:
Aside from the three recipes listed above, you can find many more recipes to make your own yummy (and non-damaging) toothpaste at home. I encourage you to find other ways and experiment on your own to find a toothpaste recipe that you and your children love.
All Natural Homemade Toothpaste. Thank Your Body. http://www.thankyourbody.com/all-natural-homemade-toothpaste/
Burhenne, Mark. The Complete Guide to DIY Toothpaste. Ask the Dentist. https://askthedentist.com/homemade-toothpaste/
How to Make Natural Toothpaste. Wellness Mama. October 2017. https://wellnessmama.com/1772/natural-toothpaste/
Thomas, Brittany. Homemade Toothpaste. The Pistachio Project. August 2011. http://pistachioproject.com/2011/08/homemade-toothpaste.html