Homemade toothpaste from eggshells
Just imagine the picture perfect Sunday morning, starting with an elaborate breakfast. Freshly brewed coffee, warm croissants with butter, honey, jam and nutella – yes I like it sweet – sliced fresh fruits as well as some yoghurt, maybe a piece of cake and, last but not least, some boiled eggs. But what to do with their utterly useless remains? Just throw them away? But wait! There's so much more you can do with the eggshells.
How about making your own toothpaste which whitens your teeth, simultaneously providing precious calcium and thus preventing cavities. All natural. No preservatives. No additives. No artificial ingredients at all. Think that's hard to do? Well it's not. It's actually very easy and just takes a few minutes.
Before starting, one must clean and disinfect the eggshells. Make sure you remove any residual egg that is left including the fine, inner layer of white skin. Next wash and rinse them generously with hot water. Afterwards put them on a tray into the oven at about 100° for approx. 10 to 12 minutes.
Crush the cooled down eggshells by wrapping them into a (paper) towel and hitting them with a meat tenderizer or a metal ladle. Anything similar will do. Next, grind the small pieces to a very fine powder with a pestle and mortar.
Take a small bowl and mix about 20 grams of the finely grounded eggshells, 2 tbsp. of coconut oil and 1 tbsp. of natron until you have a smooth paste. You may add some more coconut oil if the texture is not right. For a nice, fresh taste just out in a few drops of natural peppermint oil.
Keep that mixture in a glass and simply use a small spoon to put it onto the toothbrush.