Natural cosmetics and home remedies have become very fashionable on internet. I’m a believer (see for example my post on aloe vera) and try many of them. So when recipes for homemade toothpaste started surfacing, I checked them out. Unfortunately, many had ingredients I had never heard of and/or were difficult to find esp here on Paros. And one basic rule I have is: Keep it simple.
The simplest solution for me has been more or less this: 6 T baking soda, 1 t coconut oil, 2 drops tea tree oil. While looking for bicarbonate of soda at the supermarket in Livadia, I came across these little packets of ammonium bicarbonate. Not knowing exactly what they were and since they cost less than an euro, I decided to buy one to check it out. Thank goodness for internet because that’s how I got this info: it’s a leavening agent once made from grounded reindeer antlers and today often used to make gingerbread cookies. So, since it wasn’t poisonous, I decided to add some to my homemade toothpaste and am quite happy I did so. It has a slight ammoniac flavour to it that makes the mouth tingle. But it’s this tingle that really makes the mouth feel clean.
Now aside from the ecological and economical aspects of making my own toothpaste, the real reason I do so is because it’s impossibile to buy a flouride free toothpaste. And flouride is dangerous.
Flouride accumulates in the pineal gland eventually calcifying it. The pineal gland is important for many reasons. For one, it is responsible for the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep-wake cycle.
But the pineal gland is important for another reason. Shaped like a pine cone sitting in the middle of the brain, the pineal gland was called the “third eye” by ancient people because it provided inner vision and a higher consciousness. Descartes called it “the seat of the soul” but, for me, the pineal gland is the home of Common Sense.
Why are people so stupid today when, with scientific evolution, public education and technological know-how we should be smarter? It is, in part, because of the water. The flouride in water is turning people into zombies and it is not just my opinion. Harvard studies showed that flouride causes neurotoxicity and that «children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas».
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