Why would you make your own toothpaste when your local grocery stores has such a variety.
Here’s why! Every tooth brush load of a well known toothpaste contains fluoride and with every tube, you’re squeezing out potentially carcinogenic saccharin and synthetic dyes. And not all “natural” toothpaste is all that natural. Some contain propylene glycol and the soapy irritant sodium lauryl sulfate. Please read the labels carefully. An alternative is listed below.
Just mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda (your whitener), 4 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin (your gel, found in health stores), and 15 drops of an organic essential oil such as wintergreen or spearmint or peppermint for minty fresh flavor that comes from the earth, not the lab. Once in a while, you can mix in a little salt as an abrasive (based on a recipe from Pioneer Thinking, pioneerthinking.com.
Put just a few drops of antibacterial tea tree oil and peppermint oil into a cup of warm water and swish. A straight witch hazel gargle can sooth sore gums or mouth sores.
Happy brushing and gargling.