Dental soap

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  1. Oct 16, 2013 #1

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    After reading about dental soap, I decided to have a go and made some. I used 85% extra virgin olive oil and 15% cocoa butter. Also added peppermint and fennel EOs. It all went well and I poured the soap into an ice-cube silicone mould (photo attached). It does not really smell like soap and you can smell the peppermint quite well. The thing now is that I am impatient to try it. Will it matter if I do not stick to the 4 week cure time (or more since there is a lot of OO)?

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    Absolutely. The longer the cure, the better the taste.
     
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    I tried mine right away! But mine went through a full hot gel (I used cinnamon leaf!) If yours is ungelled, I'd wait at least a few days.

    It's not the greatest taste sensation in the world but it sure works well.
     
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    In that case, I think I'll give it a week! I assume that shortening the cure time cannot harm me.:???: I hope not.
     
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    oh my! dental soap?!?!? I didn't even knew that existed!
     
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    Seriously? You clean your teeth with it???
     
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    Tooth soap -- yep, it works. Just don't use coconut oil in your recipe -- it doesn't taste very good as soap for teeth. Go for lots of creamy lather, not so much bubbly and that will be good too.

    A poster in another recent thread (was it Obsidian?? can't remember -- sorry!) talked about adding sweeteners (stevia, sorbitol, etc.) to tooth soap to make the taste nicer -- that's certainly something to consider if you make tooth soap. I didn't find just mint EO to be enough added flavor for my preference. It wasn't bad, just bland.
     
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    I still think regular toothpaste is still the best. Sometimes the chemists do know what they are doing... I have had 50k worth of dental work with a lot of surgery to go with it and I think it best to follow what my dentist suggests! Which is toothpaste and a rinse, once in awhile, with diluted peroxide. Ask you dentist, teeth are very expensive to replace and gum surgery is miserable
     
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    We use our regular charcoal soap for tooth soap. It works very well, doesn't have much of any flavor, not over sudsy and leaves our mouths feeling clean and healthy.


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    I used my own tooth soap for over a year, but it didn't remove stains, so back to regular toothpaste for me!
     
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    I've been making and selling tooth soap for a few years now and it is quite successful. To keep my teeth white I add baking soda to my brush a couple of times a week.

    I've always had to use Sensidyne because I have super sensitive teeth, not anymore and not within a week of changing over. Here is the theory behind it.

    Regular toothpaste leaves a coating behind which does not allow your teeth to "breathe" so to speak. They can't absorb minerals and calcium from your food because they are coated so you end up with pin holes that cause sensitivity as well as allowing plaque & scaling to occur as it has something to grab on to. When you use tooth soap you teeth are left without anything coating them which allows them to breathe, to absorb minerals like they are meant to as well as to give less for plaque and scaling to grab hold of.

    The human body is an amazing thing and will heal itself when given half a chance. A pharmacist here in town was telling me about a dentist friend who relayed the following story to him.

    Of course the pharmacist did and referred him to me. He now uses it himself. My own dentist is amazed because I don't need my teeth cleaned, no plaque and scaling and no cavities either. It works for me and for my customers, your mileage may vary.
     
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    I also find that tooth soap leaves my teeth much cleaner with much less plaque and buildup - like I just came from a professional dental cleaning.

    I find it difficult to tolerate whatever foaming agent is in commercial toothpaste. It makes me gag.

    I add xylitol to my tooth soap which is supposed to be good for your teeth as well as adding a bit of sweetness.

    90% OO, 10% cocoa butter.
     
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    I add honey...
     
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    Do you superfat?


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    I did but at only 1%.
     
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    Yes, at 3%
     
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    I'm going to try this. Without any sweetener at all, I imagine it's "soapy" tasting and I have visions of my mother washing my mouth out with soap. :Kitten Love:

    So, I want to try a tiny batch (one bar, say) and use 90% OO and 10% cocoa butter. A tiny bit of peppermint and/or cinnamon EOs? Would that work to give it a bit of aroma and perhaps flavor? And how much would be a good amount to use? I have no idea here!

    I really want to do this, as we've been buying natural toothpastes, but even those have ingredients I don't want to use. I'd love any help or tips on this!
     
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    I've used 100% OO soap sliver for brushing now for about 2 months (used Pink Grapefruit EO) and I don't get a soapy taste. In fact there isn't much of a taste at all to me.
    On the other hand, high CO soaps taste terrible to me when doing the zap test. So I'm pretty sure (and have read elsewhere this is the case) that it's the CO that gives the bad taste we all remember from our childhood. :eek:
     
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    Update

    I have been using this soap for a least a month now and I am used to it. In fact, it does not taste of soap at all. It is a fairly bland taste and I don't think it needs any sweetener. I got used to it very easily.
     
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    wow! about the health for teeth. now I definitely want to try this! so many soaps to try....so little time and so little space for curing!
     
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