AN INFLUENCER has revealed her DIY recipe for toothpaste – but the catch is that you can't swallow it.
TikToker Ashlyn (@ashlyn.murie) shares lifestyle and wellness videos with her 1,642 followers.
In a recent video, she shared the recipe for a DIY toothpaste, and said that her teeth "have never felt better."
The video opened with a shot of some solid coconut oil in a ceramic bowl with a spoon.
A voiceover and overlaid text read: "I quit buying toothpaste a while ago."
Ashlyn stirred the coconut oil and the video transitioned to show it was now melted.
She continued: "I melt coconut oil, add baking soda until it's kind of thick, and then I add peppermint essential oil."
The influencer added some baking soda to the bowl and stirred until it was combined.
Together, the two ingredients made a thick paste.
Then, the clip showed Ashlyn adding a few drops of peppermint oil.
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She let the mixture drip from a spoon to show the smooth, viscous liquid.
Ashlyn said: "This will last me a few months at least," before showing viewers the end result in the bowl.
The homemade toothpaste recipe received a mixed response from social media users.
One person said: "Do you spit it down the drain?"
Ashlyn replied: "I spit it out in a Kleenex and throw it away."
Many commenters were concerned that the toothpaste mixture could ruin tooth enamel.
One person wrote: "Is baking soda good for daily use? I thought you should only use it once in a while to whiten teeth, and that it ruins enamel over time if overused."
Another commenter said that should "use sandpaper instead," as it would be just as abrasive.
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However, many were excited to try the toothpaste for themselves.
One TikToker said: "I'm definitely trying this."
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