is all natural and made of hardwood birch trees in the USA, not from corncobs. It looks and tastes like sugar and replaces sugar equally in recipes. One thing I appreciate and love is that there is no aftertaste. Xylitol has 40% fewer calories than table sugar and 75% fewer carbohydrates. Xylitol is recommended for diabetics and weight conscious individuals because of its low glycemic index. Xylitol is also linked to reducing the risk of tooth decay which is why it is found in natural and DIY toothpastes. Morning Pep’s Xylitol is Kosher and free of GMOs, corn, wheat, gluten, soy, and dairy.
Xylitol does not break down like sugar and can help keep a neutral pH level in the mouth. Xylitol also prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth; this is how it protects the teeth from tooth decay. Xylitol is recommended to be ingested in small amounts, especially when you are first trying it out. Xylitol also makes a great sugar substitute when baking since the heat won’t break it down.
On the weekends I make my kids oatmeal. In the past I have sweetened with brown sugar or agave, but I tried Xylitol this time. I only add a little sweetener since the whole point of oatmeal is for a healthy breakfast. After the oatmeal cooks, add in frozen berries, almond milk, and a dash of Xylitol. Mix it together and serve. The small amount of Xylitol gave a little sweetness to the oatmeal.
I was also inspired through Pinterest to make my own toothpaste.
Homemade Clay Toothpaste for the Whole Family
4T Coconut Oil (buy some here) I love Tropical Traditions!
2T Redmond (Bentonite) Clay ()
2 tsp Xylitol ()
Pinch of Real Salt ()
10-15 drops of Peppermint, Lemon, or Orange Essential Oil
First, mix the coconut oil and the Redmond clay together. I used a fork and a spoon to mash the coconut oil into the powder. Then mix in your Xylitol and salt. Lastly, add in your essential oil. Make sure to read the labels of your essential oils and only use ones that are allowed for internal use. For this batch, my daughter wanted Lemon toothpaste. I used 10 drops of lemon and 2 drops of orange. Email me at brittlebyscorner @ gmail . com for more info on oils I recommend and check out my some of my uses for essential oils here.
I really like using this toothpaste. I will be making myself a peppermint version soon.
I have enjoyed the many uses of Xylitol and I look forward to more DIY projects and recipes that include it. You can buy Morning Pep Xylitol on . All three sizes: 1 lb, 2.5lb, and 5lb, qualify for Prime shipping.
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