I tried making toothpaste from baking soda and peroxide. Don't like it. I have been using plain old pure soap made from shea butter. I do oil pulling some times with coconut oil, but this is horrid though it produces a nice outcome. I will try plain baking soda for a bit and evaluate the outcome, however...
My inclination is to buy some tooth soap with mint. Plain old bar. Before I do, I just want to make sure there is not some negative to using soap.
My only problem with toothpaste is it foams too much, makes me gag, and I'd rather drop the glycerin. (no SLS or flouride)
Any suggestions? Whatever I order, I have to pay for shipping from the UK, since I won't get it in Italy. No point in wasting money. Also, if there is any relevance, I'd be interested in oral hygiene that takes into consideration keto-breath
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on May 05, 2011
at 02:19 AM
I make a mixture with EVO Coconut Oil and Baking Soda. It has a very slight Coconut Oil taste and a neutral texture. You can make it as dry or wet as you want by adding more or less CO.
BTW - it does NOT foam.
on May 05, 2011
at 12:27 AM
I'm a fan of ecodent tooth powder, flossing, and occasional oil pulling. I've noticed much less need for it since dropping most added sugars out of my diet.
I almost always look like I'm ready to Bite!
on May 29, 2011
at 09:21 PM
I like toothsoap, and her little book is very informative ...It's too expensive for our budget usually, so I generally use coconut oil mixed w/baking soda...you could try mixing in a few drops of peppermint essential oil(only very high quality, like Young Living Oils).
on May 04, 2011
at 10:37 PM
i tried the tooth soap shreds. it foamed more than toothpaste and also caused burning that restarted every time i drank something for the next several hours, despite rinsing well. same experience with dr bronner's peppermint soap. i stick with ecodent toothpowder and oil pulling.
on January 10, 2014
at 04:54 PM
We are a new company that set out to make the best tasting tooth soap. And we did just that! No SLS, fluoride, glycerin. Contains olive and coconut oil soap and peppermint oil. Also comes with a tooth polish made with calcium carbonate, xylitol, bromelain (pineapple enzyme for whitening), stevia, peppermint oil and vanilla. They are combined on the toothbrush before use. It is simply the best tooth soap available. Super minty and tastes great. www.superhumantoothsoap.com
on January 04, 2012
at 11:34 AM
1 drop of Dr. Bronner's soap on a toothbrush has been my fave diy toothpaste so far.
on December 27, 2011
at 09:43 PM
im using a commercial all natural (whatever that means) tooth paste called TOMS of MAINE. you may wish to google this tooth paste to decide if it will fit your needs. to me is still has a lot of unnecessary ingredients. any way its sold at walmart so im sure other friend could mail you some. hope you can come home to the USof A soon. I see it contains Zinc cittrate and thats a big NO NO for mens prostate health. go to www.tomsofmaine.com
on May 29, 2011
at 06:34 PM
My experiments so far:
Baking soda plain. Works and I usually use it once a day.
Baking soda + coconut oil + cinnamon. It worked and it makes a paste but I didn't like the dirty looking toothbrush and the thought of dipping that toothbrush into the mixture again kinda grossed me out. Verdict: Too gross.
Clean wet toothbrush with a few drops of Dr Bronners peppermint castile soap (concentrated liquid that has been diluted) This works very well on a number of levels. It foams but not too much and your mouth feels minty afterwords. No extra products to buy. Very convenient. This is the one I use most often.
On oil pulling: I too get a little gaggy with just oil. Too build up my tolerance I just melted the oil in some warm water and used that to swish with. I feel like I got almost the same amount of oil in there but not as thick as 100% oil. It made a lot with the water in there, so I also got to spit a couple of times, which made the experience a lot better.
on May 05, 2011
at 06:15 AM
I would suggest Crest, Colgate, Sensodyne, or Aquafresh. Sensodyne does not foam terribly much, and using to much leads to most foam issues anyway.
The above work well to prevent tooth problems. I could see skipping cleaning if you really feel your diet makes it unnecessary (though I'd guess modern lifespan changes that equation....), but just trying to put together odd cleaning methods is just re-enactment type efforts.