© Copyright 2004-2013 Niche Topics ™ All rights reserved  Terms & Conditions | About us | Sitemap  

 

  SIGN UP for our free newsletter

Share |

  LATEST posts

All things that are written on this website are about our experiences and what have worked for us, or general information only. We are not telling you to do any of those things mentioned and we do not endorse any products found on these pages. We simply want to share with you what has helped us. Hope that you enjoy reading our posts and please come back regularly to read more!

 

   Contact Us        Freebies       Share Ideas & Recipes |

 

  POPULAR articles

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Home Money & Lifestyle Food & Drinks Health & Fitness Beauty & Wellness Pregnancy & Kids

 

 

Niche Topics (Beauty and Wellness) is all about a natural approach to healthy skin, hair and nails. You'll love our collection of organic homemade beauty, bath and body treatment recipes using natural ingredients that nourish, pamper, cleanse and protect your skin. Harness the healing powers of Mother Nature's bounty to make yourself beautiful naturally.

  QUICK links

Face mask recipes

Bubble bath

Face and body care

Lip balm recipes

Hand and feet care

For men

For babies and kids

Homemade hair recipes

Bigger breasts naturally

Make-up tips and tricks

Beauty Q & A

Home

 

The Rainforest Site

 

5 Terrific Home Remedies to Fix Split Ends

 

7 Natural Things That Removes Blackheads Without Squeezing

 

Can You Use Olive Oil on Oily Skin?

 

Natural At-Home Treatments to Whiten Dark Elbows and Knees

 

5 Quick Fixes to Revive Tired-Looking Skin

 

 

About Niche Topics

 

 

5 Homemade Toothpaste Recipes for Whiter and Cleaner Teeth

 

 

By Tiffany Moore

It may sound bizarre to you, but I make my own toothpaste because additives like fluoride, flavoring, coloring, dyes and foaming agents are now standard ingredients for name-brand toothpastes. Did you know that even if the toothpaste is never swallowed, these additives can be absorbed within seconds through the skin on the lips, or through the mucous membrane in the mouth?

The best way to avoid health risks from additives in oral care products is to make your own toothpaste at home. There is no need to buy special ingredients to make homemade toothpaste; just a few simple ingredients that great grandma used a long long time ago to keep teeth clean and white, and gums healthy.

 

Make Toothpaste at Home

1. This is the easiest method to clean your teeth. Make a paste of baking soda and a few drops of hydrogen peroxide.

Wet your toothbrush and start brushing. It will not only make your mouth fresh and clean, the peroxide also helps to whiten your teeth.

 

2. This toothpaste recipe calls for baking soda and essential oils. Combine ½ teaspoon of baking soda with ½ teaspoon of finely ground sea salt and a drop of peppermint, spearmint, orange, tea tree, clove or cinnamon oil for flavoring. Mix in a few drops of water to form a paste thick enough to stay on your toothbrush. Store in an air tight container.

 

3. My favorite homemade toothpaste recipe – mix together 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 3 tablespoons baking soda, ½ small packet of stevia powder and 20-25 drops of peppermint or spearmint oil in a small bowl. When you add the oil, start with half the amount first. Test the toothpaste to see how "hot" you want.

 

4. If you've sensitive teeth, this natural toothpaste recipe works wonders. Mix together ½ cup of vegetable glycerin (serves as a base), equal amount of cosmetic clay (works as a mild abrasive) in a bowl. Then add 7 to 8 drops of peppermint or spearmint, 7 to 8 drops of clove essential oil and 35 to 40 drops of tincture of myrrh.

This homemade toothpaste can also be stored in a bottle for future use. The clove oil works as a mild anesthetic to reduce tooth sensitivity, and tincture of myrrh is very effective to prevent gum inflammation. Peppermint and spearmint are great for freshening the mouth or to get rid of bad breath.

 

5. To make a tooth powder, add 1 teaspoon or 2 dried lemon or orange rind to a mixture of ¼ cup of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of table salt. Grind all ingredients together in a food processor. Store in an air tight container. To use, dip your moistened toothbrush into the powder.

 

The advantage of homemade toothpaste is you could avoid toxins, save a bit of money and the environment at the same time. Have fun experimenting!

 

 

homemade toothpaste recipes

Homemade Toothpaste for Kids

Make natural organic kids toothpaste. Incredibly easy and cheap. Your kids will love brushing their teeth with it!

 

Do Home Teeth Whitening Kits Work?

Are whitening products effective? What types of teeth staining and yellowing don’t response well to them?

 

What’s Lurking in Your Toothpastes?

Toothpaste may clean your teeth, but it comes with potential health risks. What are the hidden dangers of toothpaste and harmful ingredients to avoid?

 

Is Anti-Bacterial Soap Better Than Regular Soap?

Do you seriously think soaps that kill bacteria are good for you? Find out why you should avoid them.

 

14 Natural Talcum Powder Alternatives

Natural talc-free substitute to keep your skin fresh, silky smooth and soft. Safe for babies. No worries about the side effects of talcum powder!

 

Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap

Mild and natural antiseptic hand wash that can also be used as a body wash to heal and prevent dermatitis as well as back acne.