Why make homemade toothpaste with tea tree oil?
Most of the toothpastes available to us today contain harmful and potential ingredients that could be dangerous to our health. Many of them contain sodium lauryl sulfate, color dyes and fluoride – ingredients that are not exactly healthy for us to consume.
If you care for your body and health, perhaps it’s time to switch to a natural toothpaste containing tea tree oil.
How to make your own tea tree oil toothpaste
If you want to know exactly what ingredients are in the toothpaste that you and your family use, then it’s a good idea to make your own toothpaste from scratch. There are great benefits – it’s easy, it’s cheap and best of all – it’s a fantastic option for a fresh mouth clean.
Recipe for tea tree oil toothpaste
Really, we should be calling this a ‘tooth soap’, as the end product is actually a liquid, not a paste. Here’s how you make it:-
• distilled water
• 8 drops tea tree oil (essential)
• 14 drops peppermint oil (essential)
• 2 drops grapefruit seed extract
• 2 teaspoons castile soap
In a 1-ounce glass dropper bottle, combine all ingredients – except the water. Add distilled water till it reaches almost the top of the bottle (leaving about half an inch of room for the dropper to go in). Shake gently to combine all the ingredients together.
To use the toothpaste (tooth soap!), put about 8-10 drops onto your toothbrush, brush your teeth, and then rinse well. Because this natural tooth cleaning product is a liquid, it’s much easier for the product to get inside all the crevices and cracks in and around your teeth.
Does tea tree oil help gum disease?
Toothpaste that contains tea tree oil can also assist in fighting gum diseases, but it usually won’t fight plaque that causes tooth decay, so regular visits to your dentist are a must.
Brushing your teeth twice a day for 2-3 minutes is always the best way to prevent plaque build-up in your teeth.
Tea tree oil can help with gingivitis, most likely due to the oil’s natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.