I should have posted this Long Ago! It is Amazing! My teeth have been so weak for so many years - cavities, I've had nearly all of my back teeth pulled, because fillings just won't work and have to be re-done eventually - then I discovered that I could HEAL my teeth!
You may scoff, but it's Truth! I wish there was some way to show the difference this toothpaste has made in my front teeth - the most visually obvious place. They used to be nearly transparent. I could put my finger behind them and wave it and you could see my finger. Well, I can't do That any more! They're opaque now, and feel So Strong!!
No longer any pain when I eat cold things. Haven't had a toothache in over a year!
But, on to this amazing recipe!
The basic recipe is:
2 parts baking soda
4 parts coconut oil
I don't actually measure these ingredients, I just add what looks good to me:
calcium/magnesium (grind calcium/magnesium tablets in a coffee grinder)
turmeric (probably about a tablespoon, maybe two) - fights inflammation
peppermint (I use dried leaves from my garden, finely ground, about a tablespoon) - for flavor and fresher smelling breath
In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil, and stir in the baking soda, calcium/magnesium, turmeric and peppermint. Pour into glass containers and let harden. I liked the cups that come with a yogurt maker for this, but dropped and broke mine, so I'm using a Pyrex bowl with a lid now.
When you use it, just use something to dip a bit out (don't put your toothbrush in, that's just gross) - you don't want to use too much at once! - and brush. DON'T spit in the sink, because the coconut oil will clog your pipes; spit in the trash can, and DON'T drip on your clothes, because between the turmeric and the coconut oil, those stains won't come out (trust me).