The spellbinding benefits of Aloe Vera for our skin and health have left all of us in awe of this ‘super-herb’. Owing to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and cleansing properties this herb is being used extensively in a multitude of medicinal and cosmetic potions. And quite recently, after some findings revealed the role of aloe vera in treating various teeth and gum problems, this humble herb made its foray into oral care products like toothpastes and mouthwashes.
Earlier, it was also revealed that many toothpastes had certain ingredients which were responsible for a growing incidence of dental and other health problems, which might have propelled many commercial brands to take the course of ‘nature’ and hence we have markets flooded with products claiming to contain aloe vera and other natural ingredients. But no matter what these products claim, they cannot compete with fresh aloe vera gel extracted straight out of its leaves. Once you have this fresh extract, you can use it to DIY a number of natural cosmetic and health products right in the comfort of your home. One such product is Aloe Vera Toothpaste.
Incorporating Aloe Vera tooth paste in your oral care regime will give a boost to your oral health as the herb being anti-bacterial in nature, fights against bacteria that causes caries and also combats oral diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis. Using this toothpaste will also cure mouth ulcers. Having known the plentiful benefits of aloe vera it’s time to start making your own natural products from it.
Here Is A Simple Procedure To Make Aloe Vera Toothpaste:
6 tsp Aloe Vera Extract
6 tsp. Baking Soda
10 tsp. Glycerin (Vegetable)
5-10 sprigs of Fresh Mint Leaves(freshly pureed)
a pinch of salt
Plastic container with lid
Take a bunch of aloe vera leaves and extract the gel by making a slight cut starting from its upper end to make the leaf separate into two parts and scrape the gel. Repeat with the other leaves and place the gel in a glass bowl. Whip this gel to make it smooth. Then add glycerin, baking soda, salt and pureed mint leaves into the bowl and whip them up using a plastic fork till the mixture becomes fluffy. Store this toothpaste in a plastic container and use whenever required.