Who Wants To Brush Their Teeth With Marijuana?

Apparently, you don't need fancy, fluoride-containing Crest or Colgate to brush your teeth effectively. Rather, swishing coconut oil around in your mouth is - according to some inveterate hippies, at least - pretty much all you need to ensure your oral health.

Oil pulling has been around for thousands of years, and practitioners claim it draws decay-causing microbes away from the teeth, cleans the gums, and generally has awesome, salutary health effects.

Now, the folks over at Weedhorn have concocted an idea even more crunchy-granola than giving up commercially-manufactured dental hygiene products: a homemade marijuana toothpaste - with medicated coconut oil as a key ingredient. Making it at home is shockingly simple once you've made the infused oil.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp organic baking soda
  • 3 tbsp medicated coconut oil
  • 20 drops of peppermint or cinnamon oil
  • 2 tsp glycerin
  • a few drops of Stevia or one packet of xylitol (which also fights tooth decay)

Simply mix all of the ingredients together, and you're done. That's it.

If making your own cannabis toothpaste is too much work for you, don't worry: Axim Biotech has announced plans to launch Oraximax, a line of cannabis-based toothpaste and mouthwash that the manufacturer claims are "effective anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, anti-proliferative, and regenerating agents."

Unlike the medicated coconut oil version above, Orimax is made with industrial hemp - so it doesn't contain THC, and won't actually get you high.

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By now you may have heard about the cannabis plant's most well-known compounds, THC and CBD, however, there's more to marijuana than just its cannabinoids. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give plants their flavor and aroma. Found in cannabis and other plants, terpenes have their own therapeutic effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and anti-depressive properties.

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