Choosing a toothpaste should not be taken lightly. Most of the people in the world use toothpaste on a daily basis, and we are putting it inside of our mouth which easily absorbs it into our body. The good news is that you can make your own natural homemade toothpaste at home.
What you need to make natural homemade toothpaste
All you need is baking soda, coconut oil, tea tree oil, and ground sage (optional).
Natural Homemade Toothpaste Recipe
- 5 tablespoons baking soda
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 6 drops tea tree oil
- 1 teaspoon ground sage
Combine all ingredients and mix until you have the consistency you want. Scoop the paste onto brush. Store the paste in a container with a lid as baking soda can absorb smells. You can also make it squeezable by putting it into a empty toothpaste tube.
Is tea tree oil safe for a toddler that doesn’t yet know how to spit the toothpaste out?
Hi Shelley! I wouldn’t give it to my toddler (just to be on a safe side). You can just omit the tea tree oil ingredient. Coconut oil is a great antibacterial antifungal agent on its own.
Hi, i have braces and would like to make sure i am cleaning my mouth to the best i can. I do not want to be whitening my teeth with my braces on so what ingredients can i use?
Hi Kristin! I would use all the ingredients except for sage.
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Could you add peppermint EO also? I like minty toothpaste 🙂
Hi Barbara! I think it’s a great idea! I love peppermint essential oil!
Do you have concerns about the coconut oil eventually building up and clogging your sink pipes? I’d love to do this but worry about that issue.
Hi Kerstin! Good point, I never thought about it. I’ve been doing oil pulling for a long time and it hasn’t clogged it up though. So, I am not sure 🙂
I am assuming the coconut is fractionated coconut oil?
Hi Cathy! You can use regular coconut oil as well.
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