zero waste dental hygiene

zero waste dental hygiene

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When it comes to teeth, tongue and gums we all have an opportunity to go both zero waste and toxin free. We’ve shared a quick tips list below:

  1. Ditch the plastic toothbrushes and go for bamboo instead.
  2. Swap regular floss (plastic – eww!) for silk floss. We’ve seen bamboo-charcoal varieties too.
  3. Buy yourself a metal tongue scraper – they will last forever and are great for improving breath.
  4. Make your own mouthwash
  5. Better yet, make your own toothpaste!

Mouthwash Recipe

Fits in a 300ml bottle.

  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 1 tsp of Olive Oil
  • Essential Oils (6 drops) – Peppermint
  • Essential Oils (2 drop) – Cinnamon
  • Essential Oils (2 drop) – Clove

Combine the olive and essential oils, then mix with the water and pour into your bottle. Take a mouthful daily, swish it through your teeth for 30secs-1min, spitting it out when finished.

Toothpaste Recipe

Fits in a 200ml jar.

  • 2/3 cup of Coconut Oil
  • 100gm of Calcium Carbonate
  • Essential Oils (1/2 tsp) – Peppermint
  • Essential Oils (4 drop) – Clove
  • Combine and store in an airtight jar.

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