XYLITOL: Is an all natural sweetner, and is helpful in reducing plaque, has antimicrobial properties, and helps prevent tooth decay.
BAKING SODA: Plaque remover, whitener, cleans teeth and gums, helps prevent infections, and neutralizes acids in your mouth.
SPEARMINT/PEPPERMINT OIL: Adds to taste and helps take away the saltiness of the baking soda. It is also and antiseptic and helps remove bad breath.
As you can see it has a consistency similar to mashed potatoes. Just scoop onto your tooth brush to use. I will say, it takes a little getting used to. If you expect the same sudsy bath you give your teeth with regular store bought tooth paste you will be disappointed. But your teeth will feel clean after using it.
My husband was a little unsure at first, but soon was on board. Our son, well, not so much. But we’ll keep working on him. If your kids still swallow their toothpaste I wouldn’t really recommend the use of essential oils until you have researched them and are comfortable in doing so.