Artisanal mint toothpaste
Some time ago I began to look for an alternative to buying toothpaste, those that are economical have lots of chemical ingredients and those that are natural, not always easy to find, cost more than I want to pay for a product so necessary for my personal hygiene.
I did some research on what I could use and I experimented several times at home until I got a mixture with which I feel very satisfied, it is very easy to prepare and I want to share it so I leave it here.
If you don’t have a mortar at home, you can replace the mint leaves with essential oil of mint and the grain salt with fine salt; in the second part of the instructions you will find the procedure without mortar.
Ingredients per 100ml of coconut oil:
10-20 mint leaves
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops of tea tree essential oil
1 tablespoon grain salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cloves
It crushes the mint leaves in the mortar adding the grain salt to facilitate the process. Once the leaves are a paste, add and mix the essential oils, cloves and baking soda in that order.
Little by little add the coconut oil, if you live in a cold climate, the oil may be hard, I recommend you to put it in a water bath just a little to facilitate the mixture with the rest of the ingredients, mix everything in the mortar helping to dissolve everything in the oil.
When you are satisfied with the mixture, add it to a storage container and put it in the refrigerator so that it hardens quickly and does not settle.
If the coconut oil is hard, you can put it in a water bath until it is soft to facilitate mixing with the rest of the ingredients.
In a bowl mix two tablespoons of coconut oil with the ingredients in the following order: essential oils, salt, cloves and baking soda.
Gradually add the remaining coconut oil, once the mixture is homogenized, put the container in the refrigerator so that it hardens quickly and does not settle.