I had just read about whipping coconut oil, so I promptly emptied my jar into the food processor and whipped away- it was lovely, silky & soft despite the fact that the house was cool enough to keep the coconut oil in a solid, block form. I proceeded to make up the toothpaste as usual but also adding several drops of peppermint oil- I was very conservative since this was my first attempt, however next time I will add a bit more as 'Ricky' really likes it!
So why are we sold on this homemade concoction?
- Coconut oil is anti-fungal, antibacterial and helps towards fighting tooth decay.
- Xylitol works against plaque buildup and aids with re-mineralization.
- Peppermint essential oil is antiseptic & antibacterial
I also just had my teeth cleaned (it had been well over 1 1/2 yrs...cringe...) and was told my teeth looked great! Since my dental hygiene routine has suffered drastically since Jonah's birth, the toothpaste must really be helping!