Mint or essential oil of choice
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
2-3 Tablespoon Baking Soda
2 small packets Stevie powder
One capful peroxide (opt)
10-15 drops essential oil
Melt coconut oil (or slightly soften). Mix in the other ingredients per their measurements and stir well. Let cool completely. *If you’re using completely melted coconut oil, you will need to stir several times to keep the baking soda incorporated.
How it Works:
As the coconut oil hits your teeth and gums, microbes are picked up as if being drawn to a powerful magnet. The bacteria hiding under the crevices in the gums and pores within the teeth are sucked out, and held firmly in the solution.
Brushing with Baking Soda removes stains aroused by tea, coffee, sodas, and smoking, and has been used for years by grandparents and great grandparents (many of which have never been to the dentist). Mixing Baking Soda with water releases free radicals from the mixture. These free radicals break down stain molecules on the enamel that can be scraped off with a toothbrush.
The addition of the peroxide is actually optional. You can choose to include it (as I did), or you can leave it out. (Leaving it out will not damage the end result). I choose to use it because the truth is that hydrogen peroxide is used safely and effectively in dentistry today. While its most common application involves tooth whitening, significant health benefits are documented using hydrogen peroxide to treat gingivitis and Periodontitis, inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. * You want to get the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide to be sure its safe for oral use.
The Stevia Powder and essential oils are for a fresh tasting relief from the cleaners previously mentioned. Baking Soda has an interesting taste that must be tamed if this solution is to be pleasant for the mouth!
Combined, this mixture provides a professional teeth whitening experience sure to keep your teeth looking whitened and your mouth minty fresh. Because of the abrasiveness of the baking soda on the enamel however, I recommend this remedy to replace your regular toothpaste routine only once or twice a week.
*FYI: The pictured before and after picture is not of me. 🙂