(As mentioned in 'Product of the month' September 2012)
Sodium fluoride is alleged to protect our teeth, but it's actually a poisonous chemical that causes cancer, damages the nervous system, and even creates weak teeth and bones. Fluoride is common in rat poison, and the German Nazis added it to prisoners' water - because it's known to placate people and make them easier to control. If you haven't already done so, now is the time to dump your fluoride toothpaste.
Coconut oil is the perfect base for your natural homemade toothpaste, because it's powerful, natural antibacterial and antifungal - so it works to kill harmful bacteria in your mouth while you brush. Coconut oil is excellent for your gums, and brushing with it regularly can eliminate bleeding and sore gums. The oil kills the bacteria that are responsible for gingivitis - and, if you have gingivitis, we suggest you massage coconut oil into your gums regularly, in addition to using it in your toothpaste. Brushing your tongue with the oil helps with thrush, a fungal problem localized in the mouth, and coconut oil has been found to stop and even reverse some tooth decay.
Another key ingredient in homemade toothpastes is baking soda. (Sodium bicarbonate.) Baking soda is used for two reasons: First, it's a mild abrasive that provides a gentle cleansing. Second, it's alkaline, and can neutralize acids in your mouth that cause tooth decay. Baking soda also absorbs odours and helps produce sweet breath. Above information was taken from the following website http://hippocrates.com.au/hippocrates-news-archive/coconut-oil/item/27-coconut-oil-toothpaste
There are heaps of recipes on the internet but I wanted to make it easy and achievable so I came up with this just as effective, more simple version. The mixture doesn't need to be refrigerated, and because coconut oil is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, it'll help keep your toothbrush clean and sanitary too. Coconut oil hardens at cooler temperatures, so you'll want to rinse with warm water to prevent the oil from hardening in your sink or drain. Okay, now that we've had a lesson and the logistics are taken care of, Let's get started!
What you need:
2 Tbls coconut oil
2 Tbls Bicarbonate of Soda (baking soda)
20 - 30 Drops Stevia liquid concentrate (depending how sweet you like it)
20 - 30 Drops of peppermint essential oil
Small glass jar
Teaspoon for mixing
Mix ingredients and store in a dark cool place.
Natural treatment for dry hair
1 medium avocado 2 tablespoons honey 2 Tsp Coconut oil
Mash together Honey & avocado. Melt Coconut oil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat as soon as it turns to liquid, add to honey and avocado and mix until combine.
Massage into hair & leave for 25 minutes. Wash hair & style as usual. Discard left over mix
DIY Strawberry exfoliation mask
8 Strawberries (fresh is best) 2 Tbsp of honey 1 Tbsp of almond oil 2 Tsp sea salt If you have oil skin, add a 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
Mash the strawberries in a bowl with a fork until smooth. Stir in the honey & oil. Mix all ingredients until well-incorporated. With clean hands, gently apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Gently rub the paste in circular motions over your entire face to get rid of all dead skin. Then leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat face dry with a clean towel and follow up with your preferred skin care routine.