Coconut Oil Toothpaste: 6 Reasons To Switch

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Coconut oil is one of those foods that seems to have endless uses. One use you may be unaware of is that it’s a fantastic base for coconut oil toothpaste. Often, conventional toothpaste can be full of harmful chemicals and agents and natural toothpastes can be pricey. So, why not switch to coconut oil?

35 Best Coconut Oil Uses

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For years, coconut oil has had a bad name, lumped in with unhealthy saturated fats. People steered away from it and other high-fat foods. The problem with throwing coconut oil in the same category as butter, margarine, and shortening is this oil is far healthier than it appears.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Pulling

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So what were your grandparents doing to keep their teeth? and “How did they keep control of funky breath?” In addition to their diets (which contained far less sugar than ours today), dental health was maintained simply by using chewing sticks and….coconut oil pulling.

10 Things You Should Be Doing With Coconut Oil This Weekend

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If you use coconut products but have no idea where they come from, you need to watch our documentary which follows a group of Filipino coconut farmers as they struggle to survive a way of life exoloited by industrial agriculture and crippled by disasters like Typhoon Haiyan.

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