The journey to being more self-reliant is never ending,
and I am constantly striving to use more natural products around our home.
(Such as deodorant, and household cleaners)
Natural toothpaste was actually one of the first items I started making,
so I really don’t know why it has taken me so long to share it with you guys!
The beauty of this recipe is that it only requires four ingredients,
all of which most of us probably have on hand anyway.
Store bought toothpastes are full of harmful chemicals (some of which I can’t even pronounce),
and since it’s something we put in our mouths every single day, I want to know what’s in there.
Plus, this recipe is so simple that you can whip it up in less than five minutes
and it actually does whiten your teeth!
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sea salt(optional)
- 2/3 cup organic coconut oil(to desired texture)
- 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil (could also try orange or cinnamon)
Contact me for more info about how to purchase the highest quality oils for this recipe
- Mix all dry ingredients
- Add coconut oil and mix with a fork-add a little at a time until you reach desired consistency
- Add essential oil
- Store in a small container and either dip with toothbrush or use a spoon to scoop it out.
(You could also use individual containers for each family member. Baby food jars would work great)
Baking soda works wonders.
In fact, many big name toothpaste brands promote its benefits.
It helps whiten your teeth and reduces plaque,
and after using this toothpaste our teeth feel so much smoother.
The sea salt may be too much for some folks (Creek calls it our salty toothpaste),
so we’ll say it’s optional,
but the minerals in it are great for teeth.
We have been using it in our recipe for a while now
and have totally gotten used to the taste.
The peppermint oil really helps to combat some of the saltiness and freshens your breath.
Have you ever tried making your own toothpaste?
I would love to hear some of your experiences with it.
Share in the comments section below!
Boy, I’ve never tried this before. If this showed up in the bathroom tomorrow, my family would think I’ve gone off the deep end, but I might try it just for me.
Hahah my husband thought I had lost it at first too. It took about a year of me using it for him to get on board. It might also be because I stopped buying him toothpaste when he ran out 😛
Fun! I haven’t made my own yet, but feel like I could do it now!
It’s really easy, and you can switch it up to make it taste appealing to you! Good luck!