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If you’re anything like us, you’ve shopped around for a more natural toothpaste that doesn’t include harsh chemicals that are bad for your health, like fluoride. They’re out there, but boy can they be expensive, and just for a small tube!
This is why we set out to find a way to make our own toothpaste that would have adequate benefits in addition to simply getting grime off of our teeth. After some research and some trial and error, we ended up with our own recipe that we like. We will probably continue to adapt it over time, especially as we have kids begin to use it as well, but in the mean time this definitely does the trick.
What’s in it?
The best part is that the ingredients are simple and can be purchased almost anywhere! Essentially the recipe is our preferred ratios of coconut oil, baking soda, Himalayan sea salt, and activated charcoal. Plus, if you’re after a particular flavor you can use just about any Essential Oil you like to flavor it! My husband likes peppermint because that’s typical for toothpaste, but I personally enjoy lemon or grapefruit the best.
Try this out and let me know what you think!
Easy Natural Toothpaste Recipe
- 3 TB Coconut Oil
- 3 TB Baking Soda
- 1 TB activated charcoal
- 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
- 5-10 drops EO of choice for flavor (optional)
- Heat coconut oil in a small bowl until it is liquified.
- Add baking soda, charcoal, salt, and EO of choice and mix thoroughly until well combined.
- Pour or scoop mixture into desired toothpaste container (we just use a tiny mason jar usually).
- Allow to cool in fridge or at room temp until the coconut oil is no longer liquid, and the mixture is more of a paste.
- Keep in moderate room temperature - too cold will make toothpaste too hard, and too warm will liquefy it.
- To use, simply dip bristles of toothbrush across the mix in your container, and brush teeth as usual.
This can be made without the charcoal. The charcoal is used for whitening and antimicrobial purposes, but the coconut oil and baking soda alone should remove any plaque from teeth as well as allowing the oil to "condition" the enamel of your teeth.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0
While this may not look fancy and appealing due to the charcoal color, we have actually found it very enjoyable to use – even for my husband who has very sensitive teeth and typically uses “high sensitivity” toothpastes.
Once you’ve made this easy natural toothpaste recipe I don’t think you’ll go back! Let me know in the comments if you try it or what modifications you make!
Ready for more?
Consider checking out our recipe for a natural homemade deodorant that even my manual-labor-working welder husband can use without smelling like BO by the end of the day!