5 Reasons To You Should Ditch The Colgate And Brush With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has already proven its usefulness in the kitchen as a cooking oil and additive. Recent public interest has motivated the execution of multiple research studies into its oral health benefits, among many other health benefits. A more recent study showed coconut's effectiveness as a toothpaste substitute.

The coconut oil's natural chemical composition includes lauric acid and powerful antioxidants. This acid is a natural anti bacterial agent. The anti-oxidants promote the body's natural defenses.

You will want to choose the unfiltered, cold pressed version of this oil. This way you aren't filtering out any potentially beneficial chemicals and the cold pressing ensures no chemical break downs due to heat.

To make coconut oil toothpaste mix together two tablespoons of coconut oil and two tablespoons baking soda. Put on your toothbrush as you would a commercial brand.
  • The anti bacterial properties of the lauric acid ensure a clean mouth with out unwanted chemicals and toxins.
  • There are no hidden toxins or trick chemicals. Crest has proven to have little insoluble plastic balls. Colgate has triclosan, a chemical known to cause cancer. The FDA is aware of these situations and has done nothing about it. The foaming agents in many toothpastes are just as dubious as triclosan.
  • Significantly cheaper than commercial products.
  • You can use it on your dog as well. People have reported that their dogs react better to coconut oil than dog toothpastes.
  • Coconut oil can be used as a mouth wash, in a process known as oil pulling. You gargle and swish the oil around your mouth. As it binds to debris and bacteria it will become discolored. You will want to swill the oil around in your mouth for a while, at least fifteen to twenty minutes.