When we buy processed food – things like pasta sauces and cereal – we often spend a good deal of time looking at the ingredients list in the shop. We know that what a company puts into a product could actually be quite harmful to us, and that is why it pays to always be sure of what you are putting into your body. The same goes for the drinks that we consume: almost all of us have looked on the back of a drinks bottle and checked to see how much salt and sugar has been put into it. However, despite all of that care over what we decide to put into our bodies at meal times, all of that good sense seems to go out of the window when it comes to brushing our teeth.
Yes, you read that correctly: brushing your teeth. When was the last time that you read through the ingredients list of your toothpaste to discover whether or not there is something harmful in there? We would bet you probably have never looked, and in most people’s cases there is a simple reason: because they don’t know what half the chemicals are! That is where we come in.
Many of the chemicals that can be found within typical store bought toothpastes are actually really harmful – people just don’t know that. For example, triclosan is classified as a pesticide, and yet can be found in many toothpaste ingredients lists. Sodium hydroxide is an organ toxin, and that can also be found in toothpaste. The only way that you can avoid these chemicals is to do something revolutionary: make your own toothpaste at home. It is simple, with only five ingredients that are all natural and found in most people’s cupboards already, and you can brush safe in the knowledge that you aren’t doing any damage to your body.