Wednesday, January 9, 2013

DIY Natural Toothpaste & Tooth Powder

Today I ran out of toothpaste so I decided to make my own since it's less expensive, easier than walking to Whole Foods, and fun!

DIY Tooth Powder

Homemade Tooth Powder

This supersimple recipe was inspired by Toxic Beauty Blog's tutorial Say No to Toothpaste... Make Your Own.

  • 4 T baking soda
  • 1/2 T sea salt
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix everything together. Store in a jar.

To use: Wet your toothbrush. Pour a little powder into your palm. Scoop it up with your toothpaste bristles.

I love this powder! It left my teeth and gums feeling supervibrant and cleeeeean! I will definitely finish this entire jar and perhaps make more.

DIY Toothpaste

Homemade Toothpaste
I slightly adapted a coconut oil and baking soda based toothpaste recipe I discovered at Artistta blog.
  • 5 T baking soda (scrubs and neutralizes funk)
  • 3 T coconut oil (anti-bacterial and could protect you from gingivitis)
  • 2 T hydrogen peroxide (disinfects, use less or none if you'd like a thicker paste)
  • 1/2 T peppermint extract* (optional)
  • 30 drops of SunnyDew (blend of Stevia leaf extract and chrysanthemum flower/ natural sweetener. use more or less, to taste.)
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil* (freshness and flavor! Use more or less or a different extract, to taste)

Mix everything together, tweaking the proportions of everything to suit your taste and consistency preferences. Store in a tight sealing jar in a dark cabinet or drawer to protect the potency of the peroxide. If you have a dark jar, even better.

To use: Scoop some out with a spoon and apply to your toothbrush (or you could dip your toothbrush directly into the jar, which I think is gross).

While it's good enough to use as is, this toothpaste recipe is still in it's tweaking stage as far as I'm concerned. I think I'll leave out the peroxide and peppermint extract next time, as the consistency is too runny for me. It's a little hard to keep this paste on the toothbrush.

Do you have a great natural toothpaste or tooth powder recipe? Do you trust homemade dental care products? Share your recipes and thoughts in the comments! 

Olivia Lane is a Blogger, Green Living Educator, and Health Coach trained at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's also author of Baking Soda & Bliss: The Healthy & Happy Guide to Green Cleaning 

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  1. You're so fabulous. I just use baking soda and peroxide! I put baking soda on my brush first then pour h.p. over it. Love your jazzy tin and the addition of peppermint oil. Will try it. Happy day luv. Go Brooklyn

    1. Hey Nic, your technique sounds so fabulously uncomplicated! Love it! Hugs!!!

  2. Thanks for the interesting and very useful topic.... Teeth Cleaning



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