Monday, July 28

Homemade toothpaste

I like fluoride-free toothpaste, but I don't like paying dearly for it. And so, you guessed it, I make my own. The kiddos love it because it's tasty and Mom made it. I love it because it's so darned easy to make, I'm pleased with all the ingredients, and the recipe is fun to play with.

Here's what I used this time:

  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil (which is so healthy for you, it must be a God thing)
  • 6 Tbsp baking soda
  • 10 drops peppermint oil
  • 10 drops spearmint oil
  • 3 big pinches of stevia
  • a drizzle of glycerin (softens the mixture, and might keep it from hardening below 76 degrees, we'll see)
I just mix these ingredients together until they're about the consistency of cake frosting, then carefully pour/scoop into a 4 oz. canning jar. That's all there is to it! To use, we just dip the toothbrush in. The coconut oil and glycerin kill germs, so it's not actually gross.

You can experiment with the amounts of these ingredients, and choose whatever flavor your family would enjoy. I got the idea for this toothpaste from Julie at Seeking the Old Paths.


  1. So how's this going, Heidi? Are you still using it?

  2. Yes, we're still using it. The last time I made it, I added bentonite clay and salt, and it's still a big hit.