Homemade Natural Toothpaste

Ingredients

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon baking soda

5 drops of essential peppermint oil

1/4 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide (optional)

Put baking soda in a bowl, add the other ingredients and mix until you achieve a proper paste texture. Add a small amount of baking soda if it’s runny; add more coconut oil if it’s too dry. Taste, and add more essential oil if you want a more flavorful paste. Store in an opaque container (required to protect the hydrogen peroxide) and use as usual.

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil.

This stuff is my absolute favorite beauty and health tool. I use it daily, weather in my food or on my hair. This stuff does wonders.

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If taken internally, coconut oil can help cure many ailments and aid with weight loss. Everyday I try to eat at least one teaspoon of coconut oil. You can just eat it plain, but I would highly advise not too! It tastes gross by itself and I usually gag. Try putting some in coffee or tea. you can also use it as a substitute for canola or vegetable oil. You can also use it to replace Crisco. I personally don’t like the taste of coconut, but when I mix it with food I can barely taste it.

Benefits of eating coconut oil:

Reduce cholesterol

Daily energy source

Relieve constipation

Help speed weight loss

Improve digestion

…and so much more!

Externally, coconut oil can do some pretty amazing things also. I use it in my hair and as a lotion in the winter time. I have even used it on my dog! The slight coconut smell isn’t a bad benefit either.

Coconut oil beauty benefits:

Natural deodorant

Sooth dry, itchy skin

Prevent stretch marks during pregnancy

Give hair a glossy look

Heal acne scars

…and so much more!

To read more benefits about coconut oil, check out these websites!

http://healthimpactnews.com/2011/80-uses-for-coconut-oil/

http://wellnessmama.com/5734/101-uses-for-coconut-oil/

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