There are three reasons I started making my own toothpaste. Reason #1 was to save money. Reason #2 was because I wasn’t happy with most of the ingredients in store bought toothpaste. For some information about chemicals that are commonly found in toothpaste that really aren’t that great, please see the following link: http://www.livestrong.com/article/1005590-toothpaste-sodium-lauryl-sulfate/. Reason #3 was to help heal my mouth and teeth. My teeth had become super sensitive and I was getting bad geographic tongue. This isn’t a post on geographic tongue, so I won’t go too into it.