Want a Natural Toothpaste Recipe? 11 Ways to Make Toothpaste
If you're looking for a natural toothpaste recipe, I've collected 11 here. These homemade toothpaste recipes range from a simple coconut oil, baking soda, and essential oil blend to more involved ways to make toothpastes that claim to help remineralize tooth enamel. You can also make mouthwash.
1. Simple Baking Soda Toothpaste Recipe
Blend 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil and 1 tablespoon baking soda in a small glass jar with 1 drop peppermint and 1 drop tea tree. Let set. To use, dab a little of the mixture on your toothbrush.
2. Single Use DIY Toothpaste
You can multiply this homemade natural toothpaste as much as you like.
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, finely ground
1 drop peppermint, clove, or citrus essential oil
A few drops of water
Mix ingredients in a small bowl and combine until a thick paste forms. Scoop the paste on to your toothbrush and brush as usual.
Calcium carbonate powder is an abrasive. Xylitol adds sweetness, and some sources state it may help prevent tooth decay, but that hasn't been scientifically proven.
3 tablespoons calcium carbonate powder (not in citrate form, which will erode enamel)
2 to 3 tablespoons powdered xylitol
1 tablespoon baking soda
3 to 5 tablespoons coconut oil
30 or more drops peppermint essential oil, to taste
10 drops liquid trace minerals
Combine calcium carbonate powder, xylitol, and baking soda, mixing thoroughly.
Soften the coconut oil in a small container with the heat from your palms.
Mix 3 tablespoons of the softened coconut oil into the combined powders. To achieve desired texture, add more coconut oil a little at a time. (The mixture will become firm as it sits and the peppermint oil and trace minerals will soften the mixture.)
Mix in the peppermint essential oil and trace minerals.
Transfer to a sealable glass container.
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6. Squeezable Homemade Natural Toothpaste Recipe
If you want make toothpaste that goes into a tube, try this recipe.
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon green stevia powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon unrefined high-mineral salt
1/4 teaspoon essential oil of choice
3 tablespoons bentonite clay
3 tablespoons distilled water, or more as needed
In a small glass bowl, mix together the coconut oil, stevia, baking soda, salt, and essential oil until well blended.
Mix in the bentonite clay.
Slowly stir in the water one tablespoon at a time until the paste is smooth.