Replacement for Calcium Carbonate in Natural Tootpaste
Huge thanks to Perry, creator of this website for obviously teaching me the basics of chemistry. I have been dabbling with natural toothpaste for the last year and up until now looked at a way of perhaps selling.
My first test to sell was calcium citrate as base along with HCO3 of soda, xylitol, oil, water, frothing agents and also a stabilizer + lovely lovely essential oils. Came out okay.
I used calcium citrate because it was what I had at that time. Little did I know, and do I still know about the different calcium powders including that I would not find calcium carbonate as I’d hoped to in South Africa. (Min 25KG, 25 company queries)
My next step is to try find a “base” replacement which does not have a terrible taste like the clay family to replace calcium carb. Remember I’m only a beginner.
Using calcium citrate perhaps or dimitacious earth( food grade of-course ) .....can this be possible?
An ex-chemical engineer told me that citrate is a no no. Why??? It came out ok? I don’t understand ...
Of-course I’d be utmost grateful for your ingenious insight into the world of chemicals . Thank you so much for help in the right direction.