This article will guide you on how to produce toothpaste (fluoride free) with local tools right from your house or kitchen.
As we all know, toothpaste is one of the most basic consumables by families all over the world, and while some brands are quite affordable, others can be very expensive. So this article will teach you how toothpaste is made, and how you can save yourself money by making your own toothpaste, rather than spend money buying from the shops or supermarkets.
There are popular brands of toothpaste out there. Big names like Colgate toothpaste, Colgate Optic White, Close-up toothpaste, Pepsodent toothpaste, Macleans toothpaste, and many others. These are known brands that have been there for years. And they can be pricey too.
There essence of this article is to teach you how to actually produce your own toothpaste, and probably brand it. Does this sound unbelievable? Let me show you how it’s done.
So let’s get down to the practicals on how to produce toothpaste.
The Stages of Toothpaste Production
There are different stages of toothpaste production. From the binder, to the co-binder, sweetener, and additives.
So how does it work?
What are the raw materials needed for formulation of toothpaste gel?
The above mentioned materials can be gotten from any pharmacy or shops that deal on chemicals. They are readily available, and quite affordable. Just walk into the shop and ask for them, and you’ll be promptly served.
Standard Production Procedure For 1 Litre (1, 000 Grams)
>Measure 1 litre of cold clean water into a clean pot or any aluminum bowl (something you can place on the fire).
>Add 2 tablespoonful of Carbon and stir well for 5 minutes.
>Add 4 tablespoonful of TEA and stir.
>Add 250ml of glycerin.
>Place the production on a burning stove at 40-60 degree Celsius.
>Add 250ml of Sorbitol to make production to be thicker.
>Add 1 teaspoon of Sodium Laurel Sulphate (rice form) into the production and stir until it is fully dissolved into the mixture.
>Add 1 teaspoon of saccharin into the production and stir and stir well.
>Add ½ teaspoon of Sodium Benzoates (preservative)
>Add a pinch of any food-grade colour ( edible colour). Stir to mix.
>Add ½ teaspoon of flavour (to taste).
>Ensure everything is well mixed. Then switch off the stove, and bring down the pot or bowl.
Your toothpaste is now ready. You can decide to fill it into some plastic containers, or tubes.
Note: The colour and the ingredients used determines the brand you make. For instance, Oral But toothpaste and Colgate optic White don’t have same colour or components. While some toothpaste brands have fluoride, others are fluoride-free. So first of all determine what kind of toothpaste you want to make before you embark on the production process.
So the colour You use determines the brand of toothpaste you make. You can use blue, green, red, white, however you want it.
With this, you don’t have to spend a dime anymore on buying toothpaste from supermarkets and shops.
So that is the A to Z on how to produce toothpaste.
And like I pointed out earlier at the beginning of this article, this can be done on a small scale or a large scale.
If you want to make millions of dollars from producing toothpaste in commercial quantity and selling them to shops, supermarkets, etc, this article will provide a comprehensive guide for you.
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