For a long time I have wondered how to make toothpaste. After searching for a while, I came across a recipe that seemed simple enough to try! I have been making my own natural toothpaste for over a year now and I am really satisfied with the experience.
I love knowing what I am putting into my body and why, and I am pleased with the results I’ve received so far.
The last recipe I used utilized bentonite clay as the base, and while I like the purported benefits and how clean my teeth feel, I don’t enjoy the massive cleanup I do after every brushing! Well, I decided to experiment with how to make toothpaste using another recipe to see how it compares to the previous one.
Like the last one, this recipe from Wellness Mama should help to strengthen and whiten teeth. I am looking forward to testing this out (and updating you) on the results after a couple months.
How To Make Toothpaste
The recipe is easy to mix together. I had it done in a matter of minutes. The only thing is finding the ingredients, as a couple of them are not things you would happen to have lying around.
10 Tbls Calcium Powder
2 Tbls Diatomaceous Earth
4 Tbls Baking Soda
3 Parts Xylitol Powder (Optional, I did not use this)
9 Tbls Coconut Oil
20 drops Peppermint Oil
10 drops Liquid Magnesium (Trace Minerals)
The first thing I did was mix together all the dry ingredients, and then I added in the coconut oil, peppermint oil, and magnesium. The coconut oil should be added to your desired consistency, 9 Tbls is what worked for me.
So, I tasted it and … ugh … I am glad I’m not eating it. It doesn’t really bother me because the previous toothpaste wasn’t any tastier. This one is saltier, but the mint is helpful in toning down the unpleasantness.
Khaleef Here: I couldn’t use the first recipe much because of the texture and taste; however, this current recipe actually tastes pretty good to me, and the texture is quite smooth (once you add a drop of water)!
It made a jar and a half of 4oz ball jars, so hopefully that should last a couple months depending on whether not Fat Guy decides to brave it with me.
I use a sorbet plastic spoon to put it on my toothbrush and it works perfectly. You can also dip your toothbrush in or purchase a squeeze tube.
* Have you ever made your own toothpaste?
* Would you consider making your own? Why? Why not?
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