I’ve been experimenting with different toothpaste recipes. I started with making my own tooth soap, and now I’m making powders and pastes. Here’s the one I’m currently using, which I originally found a couple of years ago on Pinterest (and then saw on several other blogs).
I like knowing what’s in my toothpaste, and it’s a lot cheaper than most of the natural toothpastes that are available. In fact, these are all ingredients that we keep stocked in our kitchen, so I didn’t have to buy anything to make this.
Homemade Coconut Mint Toothpaste
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 5 tablespoons baking soda
- 10-20 drops peppermint essential oil (or any essential oil you prefer)
- xylitol powder, optional
- optional: you can also add Bentonite Clay and Black Walnut hull powder (thanks to the commenter who suggested these additions!)
- Melt the coconut oil, if necessary.
- Add baking soda to the coconut oil and stir with a fork until it forms a paste.
- Add the peppermint essential oil and optional xylitol powder. I used closer to 20 drops of essential oil, and about 1/2 tablespoon of xylitol powder (I used granulated xylitol and ground it in the coffee grinder to make a powder.).
- Mix all together and store in a covered glass jar.
Notes: I just dip my toothbrush in this (each family member would have their own jar of toothpaste). If you prefer, you could also keep a popsicle stick or a small measuring spoon near the jar and use this to scoop it out.
You can also find tubes that might work to make a toothpaste that would squirt. I haven’t tried it, but maybe something like this one? You might have to make the mixture thinner to get this to work. Let me know if you figure out how to do this!