A recent study was done at Athlone Institute of technology on various natural oils and their effect on common bacteria found in mouth. As expected, Coconut oil came out to be the big winner. It was done after a previous work showed digested milk stops germs from growing in your mouth.
Enzyme Treated Coconut as Toothpaste
The study showed when coconut oil is treated with digestive enzymes it reduces growth of many germs.
Coconut oil has many medicinal properties but a recent study showed when it is treated with enzymes, it becomes much stronger in killing germs.
It has been said that coconut oil is a natural product and can replace harmful chemicals in our toothpaste and is needed in small quantities. It is better in fighting bacteria and stops any future antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Also it was studied that coconut oil has a good effect on our stomach and keeps it healthy.
Using Coconut oil for washing mouth
You cannot imagine if coconut oil can be used as toothpaste but we can try it. It doesn’t have fluoride and is better for fighting germs.
Take some coconut oil in your mouth and swirl it in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. Do not swallow it as it contains waste. Spit it out in the bin and rinse your teeth with water.
Here are the ingredient used in this toothpaste:
– ½ cup coconut oil
– 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda
– 15-30 drops of peppermint essential oil
Mix all the ingredients while heating it and then pour into a jar. Let it cool. Use it as normal toothpaste.
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