Hulda Clark tested commercially available brands of toothpaste and found every single one of them tainted with toxic chemicals.
For instance, Colgate’s list of ingredients begins with fluoride, a much-debated chemical added to most water systems in the United States. What’s crazy about this debate is that it’s really like comparing apples to oranges. Let me explain. All published research regarding the benefits of fluoride used naturally occurring calcium fluoride in their studies. What is actually used in water treatment and toothpaste manufacture is hydrofluorosilicic acid, a waste product of the phosphate-fertilizer industry, and known to contain carcinogenic chemicals such as arsenic, beryllium, lead, cadmium, mercury, silicon, and radioactive polonium. You like that glowing smile? It’s radioactive! (Source)
Next on the list are abrasives: calcium carbonate occurs naturally in aragonite and calcite. Silica gel is a form of silicon dioxide made synthetically from sodium silicate. You’ve seen an iteration of this in little white packets marked “desiccant” and “do not eat.” Aluminum oxide has been found to kill blood vessel cells in the human brain. (Source)
Sweeteners: Saccharin was found to cause bladder cancer in rats. Sorbitol has a laxative effect in large quantities.
Sodium lauryl sulfate is added for foaming effect but has been found to cause skin irritation and cell toxicity. (Source)
Colgate Total and Crest also contains triclosan, an antibacterial agent that has been implicated in the creation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, hormone disruption, and cancer. (Source)
Hulda Clark published simple recipes for tooth care in her books. She recommended food-grade hydrogen peroxide as an effective antibacterial that also whitens teeth, but should only be used if you have no metal dentistry. I have no problems there, but my daughter is currently wearing braces.
I did a lot of research online for homemade toothpaste recipes, and found that they mostly had extra virgin organic coconut oil and baking soda in common. Those two ingredients alone is your basic toothpaste. Coconut oil has excellent antibacterial and tooth whitening properties, while baking soda acts as an abrasive.
Oregano oil is a powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal, making it effective against periodontal disease. Peppermint oil is effective against bacteria that can cause gum disease.
Do those ingredients look good to you? All the benefits of toothpaste without the side-effects. Here’s my recipe.
Coconut Oil Toothpaste
5 teaspoons extra virgin organic coconut oil
2 teaspoons baking soda
5 drops peppermint oil
5 drops oregano oil
Mix all the ingredients together until well incorporated. You only need a pea-size glob to brush your teeth with.