Is anyone else out there a DIY addict? Does this sound familiar you find yourself at the store staring at some product unhappy with the ingredients and thinking “why do I pay good money for a product I don’t like?” I get it, toothpaste is one product I do not like, no, I hate to pay for! The typical brands are full of chemicals I don’t believe in using mainly fluoride, and some are even know to have plastic pieces as the ‘abrasive scrubbing agent’. No thanks, right? Luckily toothpaste has a super easy, healthy and budget friendly solution. DIY toothpaste to the rescue!
The simple ingredients
- coconut oil (as you probably already know coconut oil has antibiotic, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Making it great for tooth care without chemicals) coconut oil can be expensive I buy mine in bulk and I get it from here. (P.S. I get many quality grocery store type items from this place and they make living on organic much more affordable. Additionally this is an amazing resource for finding not only healthy coconut oil, but all sorts of healthy and organic items!
- Baking soda for a cleaning and scrubbing agent, furthermore it is also good for whitening and removing odors naturally.
- Stevia extract I have heard some people say they are uncomfortable with putting sweet stuff on their teeth, I just wanted to just highlight what stevia is. It is a plant and herb actually that is not sticky it is just super sweet. Stevia does not act like sugar at all in the body, in fact it works opposite of sugar on your blood sugar. It is just a naturally sweet herb leaf.
- Clove essential oil- interestingly clove is readily used in dentist offices. In the event an infection is to advanced for a dentist to do what is needed they will often send you home with your mouth packed with clove oil to knock back an infection. This stuff is amazing, keep it on hand for tons of ailments.
- peppermint essential oil ( adds to breath freshening and a cool mouth feel).
- Trace mineral drops (these help to remineralize your teeth, helping you to avoid getting cavities filled in the first place.
- glass jar- mine came from Hobby Lobby and has a little wooden spoon that we use for scooping out the toothpaste. Better yet recycle, and use old baby food jars those are perfect for traveling).
little side note here
coconut oil goes from a solid to a liquid around 75 degrees F, as a result, the mixing process is the easiest if your coconut oil is a little cooler than that, higher than that it stays a liquid. Keep in mind, depending the temperature of your house, you may or may not like a coconut oil based toothpaste. However, We still use ours if the house gets warmer, it’s just more like a soup, but it still works great.
I make enough for 2 jars, this recipe reflects that. Change up what you need to based on the amount you need.
Easy DIY Toothpaste
- 1 1/2 cup coconut oil or 3 parts
- 1/2 cup baking soda or 1 part
- 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil
- 20-30 drops clove essential oil
- 1/2-2 tsp stevia extract mix accoring to your desired level
- 20-30 drops trace minerals
- Blend all the ingredients together by hand or a hand mixer or blender, whatever your preference.
- store in a glass jar.
easy peasey right??
This is my own recipe adapted over time. Feel free to try, tweak or share♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 6 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.