Within these last few years, researchers discovered using just a spoonful of coconut oil instead of toothpaste can have a lot more of a positive effect on the hygiene in your mouth.
The team from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland tested the anti-bacterial action of coconut oil and found incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products would be a nice alternative to chemical additives.
The oils were tested against strains of Streptococcus bacteria, which are common inhabitants of the mouth. The researchers found enzyme-modified coconut oil strongly inhibited the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria, which are also a major cause of tooth decay.
You've probably heard the joke: Coconut oil fixes everything from dry skin, to cavities, to your bad credit. Coconut oil is pretty great, but it's even better when it's got cannabis infused in it!
Below is a simple recipe using the sous vide method. After you're finished, you can use the medicated coconut oil as toothpaste before bed!
Ingredients: • 3 tbsp organic baking soda • 3 tbsp medicated coconut oil • 20 drops of peppermint or cinnamon oil • 2 tsp glycerin • a few drops of Stevia or one packet of xylitol (which also fights tooth decay)
Mix all ingredients together. Yep, it's actually that simple.
This article originally appeared on Weed Horn.
Citations: AIT researchers show coconut oil could combat tooth decay (AIT), 3 Reasons Why You Should Sous Vide Your Weed (Weedhorn), Simple, All-Natural Homemade Toothpaste (Mindbodygreen), How To Make Medicated Coconut Oil with Cannabis (Weedhorn)