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  1. Misty

    My husband is crazy about all things fluoride. I dont date say the F word in our house. He starts ranting about Area 52 and wheat poisons and bigfoot. I am excited to try this recipe, I could be the hero around these parts….. well when it comes to toothpaste at least.

  2. Rianrenee77

    What about the recipes with hydrogen peroxide in them, it can help whiten teeth right?

    • Susan

      I have always been told that hydrogen peroxide is bad for the enamel on your teeth.

      • Laura

        My dentist told me about this for preventing gum disease. He said if a person brushed with gly-oxide (the oral form of hydrogen peroxide) and baking soda once a week you’d NEVER get gum disease. You shouldn’t use the gly-oxide every day before it kills all the bacteria in your mouth and some of it is good and needs to be there for your health.

      • stacy

        Try colloidal silver it’s the best all home remedy in the world if you want you can look it up yourself

    • Nereida

      Fine grounded sage dried leaves, are good for whitening the teeth, I guess it could be added to the mixture.

    • I too wanted to avoid fluoride and also sodium lauryl sulfate which I discovered was causing my extremely painful cancer sores (which I had suffered from my whole life). I also felt that my teeth were not clean enough after brushing with standard toothpastes. About two years ago I embarked on a research binge that led me to the conclusion that soap was the way to go. But boy did it taste bad! So I started making my own formulations and after 1 1/2 years I finally perfected it. As it turns out, soap doesn’t mix well with mild abrasives, so I went with a two-part system of soap gel and polish. Everyone who has tried it loves it…so I just launched a website to make it available to health conscious people If you’re at all interested, the site is .

  3. Tizmarelda

    Yea, I know this post is old, but I have just finally decided to take the leap into homemade toothpaste world. I’ve been reading (here and other places) that glycerin keeps your teeth from remineralizing, so I’d like to cut that out. However, when I was a kid, our dentist put some kind of sealant on our teeth. Is that going to keep my teeth from remineralizing as well? Granted, I have pretty strong teeth, and only 1 cavity as a 33 yr. old, but I’d still like to know for future reference.


    • Catherine

      Sealants won’t keep your teeth from remineralizing, they are put on the biting surface of your teeth in the grooves to make the grooves less deep, so your toothbrush can clean them out properly. They are probably a big part of the reason that you don’t have any more cavities.

  4. Had

    I do know about Coconut oil, great for skin too, warm in hot/warm water bath while you shower, it will be melted and you put on skin, all the anti-bact. and healing properties on your body, and side benefit, no stinky pits (w/o deoterant), no ingrown hair, bumps red spots on skin, just remember to use X virgin coconut oil ( this uses lower heat to separate from coconut meat, ensuring all positives about the oil remain, if heat is to high–you get the same feel but basically the ‘coconut smell’ is gone—dead oil, benefits lessened dramatically to practically nothing. Thank you for your recipe, I am now ready to jump into homemade toothpaste after conquering shampoo/conditioner, gel, and 2nd day texturizing spray and degreaser mist. this is sooooo much fun and God is good to us humans.

  5. Dee

    I cannot wait to try this.  My mom has used salt and baking soda (I can see the little yellow Tupperware container on her bathroom counter as I type) as long as I can remember.  Dentists rave about how clean and tartar free her teeth are!  I have moved away from commercial toothpastes due to a sensitivity to SLS and SLFS. This seems like the next step!

  6. Terri

    I made this about a week ago and am loving it!!!  Thanks!!

  7. Chelsi

    Hey, I just wanted to mention that there apparently is a specific kind of peppermint essential oil to buy when using it for consumption. I was at Whole Foods yesterday for the peppermint essential oil and I just grabbed some. Thankfully, I asked the cashier if that was the right kind, and she said, “Oh no! You have to buy the kind that is safe for consumption. If you just buy any kind, it can literally take your breath away–where you can’t breath!” So, I just wanted to pose that warning! Thanks so much for your recipes! You’re helping me change my hygienic life! :)

  8. Lisa

    I’ve been using your recipe (minus the stevia and glycerin) for a few weeks after my dentist said baking soda would be fine for my teeth. Now I know of a hygentist who says soda is very abrasive to the teeth and gums. If you’ve been using this for almost a year, how has it affected your teeth?

  9. Joy Bradway

    I’ve read a lot about how glycerin isn’t good to put on your teeth because it coats your teeth and prevents nutrients from getting to them.  This is why I actually looked up a recipe for a tooth cleaner (right now I buy mine at Tropical Traditions).  Do you think leaving out the stevia/xylitol would be okay?  Or is that necessary?

  10. Ar4412

    The amount of fluoride they actually put in water is so low that it isn’t such a big deal…a lot of food has higher amounts of fluoride in it, like tea and even some sodas. You never hear of soda addicts getting fluoride symptoms. Fluoride protects  your teeth from cavities by helping to strengthen the enamel. But it only works topically, so ingesting it will do nothing. The extra fluoride in toothpaste isn’t a big deal because we don’t swollow it. You can believe whatever you want about it but I will say that I have had several patients say that they “don’t believe in fluoride”…as their teeth are decaying out of their mouth. Stop using fluoride, expect to see more cavities. Now if this was 10,000 years ago and we ate a diet of unprocessed foods, veggies, etc, I would say sure, skip the fluoride. But it’s not, wherever we turn there is processed carbohydrates or processed anything and for this we need a fluoride boost. 

    • An ordinary mama

      Tell your patients to eat REAL food, & they won’t NEED the fluoride.  And to say 10,000 years ago?  That’s ridiculous.  Processed & crap foods began in the 1800′s.  It wasn’t that long ago.  We’ve switched to mostly organic, all whole foods, recognizable by Mother Nature, & we will never do fluoride again.  BAD stuff.  Sorry.  That was a sad response.  Start teaching your patients about health through nutrition instead of just treating their symptoms.  This absolutely goes for dental patients also.  Bad nutrition is why people need dentists in the first place.  But if you teach them about good whole foods nutrition, then they might not come back to you.  Oh yeah…  that’s not a money maker, is it.  :/

      • Alexandra

        Actually, 10,000 years ago is EXACTLY when tooth decay problems started. Tooth decay is not due to *processed* carbs specifically, but to carbs (and other sugars) generally. When agriculture began approximately 10,000 years ago the increase in sugars (from cereals) in the diet and the decrease in dietary variety (from relying on a few domesticated species rather than hundreds of wild ones) caused a marked drop in stature and a huge increase in cavities etc.

    • md7056

      The fluoride in toothpastes and tap water is a byproduct “silicofluorides” of the fertilizer industry, not the natural occuring calcium fluoride which is bonded together, therefore will not harm the body…These byproducts are so harmful to dump onto land, that it will kill surrounding living things. Why do you think they pay water utilities to disburse and toothpaste companies? Haven’t you seen adolescents with dental fluorosis due to ingesting high levels of fluoride?  Here in the states it is now over 40%!  So, yes it is unhealthy, unsafe and unethical since it is an ingredient to antidepressant drugs to be disbursing this poison in public water and toothpastes.  The best way to have healthy teeth and gums is through prevention, ie: eating wholes foods, minimal processed foods..instilling healthy eating habits to our children. There are dentists out there that are turning away from fluoride…just do some research and they will tell you exactly why.  Science speaks for itself, if you knew the adverse effects and the source of the fluoride, would you give it to your own children? Not me!

      • Lann

         Calcium fluoride is actually an ionic compound, meaning that the fluoride usually separates from the calcium given an aqueous environment (like our bodies). Hexafluorosilicic acid actually completely traps the fluoride. Not saying that it is right or wrong to add it to water, but your science is somewhat flawed.

        As with all chemicals, including water, it is the dose that makes the poison. The average levels of fluoride in water are around 1 part per million, which is not very concentrated. The LD is between 5–10 g, which is a lot.

        Again, point of this: dose makes poison. Water fluoridation may not be as beneficial as people claim, but using it in a paste that does not get swallowed does benefit your enamel.

        Most people willingly put worse chemicals into their body everyday. They abuse hyped science and may end up causing more harm than good. Case and point: anti-oxidants. Not all anti-oxidants are created equal, some types increase free radical damage, while some prevent it. Over use of anti-oxidants can inhibit important free radical reactions in the body.

  11. Maegan

    Found this on pinterst and it’s perfect! I saw the recipe on Tammy’s recipes too. Glad you tried it first. ;) will be making this w tea tree oil!

  12. I just made this (with 2 stevia packets and like 30 drops of peppermint oil – and it’s still a little salty, tho I’m getting used to it). I’ve been using it for about a week, but now my gums and mouth are starting to get a little sore and torn up. Anyone else have this problem, or have any ideas of what to do?

    • Emily

      I know this is a late response.. But I had the same problem as well when I included baking soda.. I took it out and have had no problems since :) I do use it once a week straight though as a whitening agent.

    • Constance

      In my research about coconut oil, it pulls the bacteria and microbial matter out of your gums and mouth tissue so it is important to rinse and swish thoroughly several times and spit it all out. Rinse, rinse, rinse, DO NOT SWALLOW, swish it between the teeth thoroughly with more fresh water and spit. Your gums will thank you. The baking soda flavor is strong no matter what you put in with it. It will also settle your stomach if you mix a bit with water and swallow. This type of recipe is GREAT!
      I just use the coconut oil, a lot of baking soda and some essential oil of mint as that is also a bacteria cleanser. The taste takes getting used to but your mouth will feel very fresh with several rinses of water as I described.

  13. T Cowart

    I am 42 and I don’t have a cavity in my mouth.  I have used a simular recipe for a long time since regular toothpast tends to make all the skin in my mouth sluff off.  The dentist said it was probably a reaction to toothpaste in general and that it is on the rise in his practice. Anyway, my last visit I had no tartar on my teeth at all, I received a perfect score on my cleaning.  The dentist asked what I was using since a lot of other of his patients were asking for an alternative to the store bought toothpaste.  Personally I just use the coconut, baking soda and whatever oils I want.  I love it!

  14. Trinity

    Okay, this post is a few months old but I sincerely hope somebody can help me. I’ve made the toothpaste according to the recipe, without the glycerin since I don’t have any. I didn’t expect the salty taste, but I can handle that (plus the gulp of water for rinsing after has never been sweeter!). The problem is that every time I’ve brushed using this toothpaste (for about a week now, once a day), I have bloody spit afterwards before the rinsing.

    My gum are not in the best shape, and this is really scaring me. I’m going back to normal toothpaste meanwhile until I can ask my dentist about this at my next visit, which is not for several months (just how I like it… Sorry, dentists scare me).

    • Noedangling

      I would actually stay with the coconut oil/essential oil toothpaste. The antibacterial elements in both are probably working to heal your gums and teeth which is why you have the bloody spit. It may take time but in the end I think your gums will be even healthier than ever. Don’t give up just yet!

      • Debbi

        You can also get a Rotadent toothbrush, I did when my gums were in bad shape because I hate to floss. It does the same as flossing and my next visit, I had no pockets under my gums. The company is easy to deal with when buying replacement heads too. I was wondering if I could use real peppermint from my plant and how to make my own extract. If anyone knows, please post.

    • naturalapple

       Give your dentist a call if you’re really worried, but I would stick with it. Most people don’t realize that when you ditch the chemicals for something natural, your body will go into detox and you will sometimes get worse before you get better. It’s a good sign!

  15. Nb

     Ar4412  – Almost everything you said was complete rubbish. Either you are a complete corporate shill or you have swallowed the cool aid. Either way I suggest people ignore your disinformation.

  16. Mckinnona

    Whoa. I just tried this, actually I cheated because I don’t have any essential oils in the house, and my husband is fine with my “hippy experiments” as long as I don’t spend alot of money. Anyway, I used Mint Extract (as in, baking extract) for flavor, and just baking soda and coconut oil that I already had on hand. It works. It works better than my toothpaste. Who knew three little ingredients could do that! I won’t lie, the baking soda is way salty but I’m not swallowing it and my teeth feel so clean and look so bright, I love this article thank you for posting it! Now I might actually get the nerve to try your deodorant recipe! I already tried the oil cleansing method thanks to everyone here and I love that as well.

  17. Atelierbkh

    just use only the coconut oil…eventualy with essential oils but without the soda. the soda is to havy to use daily and without your tooth wil brighten up en wil be very clean:)

  18. just a suggestion, when i make my toothpaste, i put it in a little travel shampoo bottle and then just have to shake a bit and squeeze onto toothbrush.

    • Debbi

      Me too. But I thought it would be better to get a small bottle with a top that you press and some comes out when you squeeze, like those little bottles that the gift body wash comes in.

    • norma

      Thx! I didnt like the original writers idea of “dipping” the toothbrush or the idea of putting it into an old tube. I will try the recipe now!

    • Mindy

      This is what i did as well. I was looking around for a small container and I found my travel containers. Cleaned them out real good, give it a smack upside down on the counter and it worked WONDERS!

      The baking soda seemed a bit much for me, so i did 1tbsp of baking soda and the rest followed as suggested. Looking forward to seeing how this works! I have been looking for ways to go natural and a lot of ‘recipes’ called for things i couldn’t pronounce or have never heard of. This was simple.

      Coconut Oil has become my new best friend for EVERYTHING :)

  19. Carrie G

    Your recipe is very similar to one I’ve been using for a few months now. I absolutely love it. And, I was very curious to see what my dentist said about my teeth when I had my semi-annual cleaning recently. The dental hygenist said, “Keep doing whatever you’re doing because your teeth look great”. But I didn’t really need them to tell me that; I always feel so fresh and clean.  I use the coconut based toothpaste with my electric toothbrush and I rinse after with my own concoction of cinna-mint/tea tree oil mouthwash. I won’t go back to commericial toothpaste.

  20. aubynstafford

    I used Tom’s of Maine toothpaste for years because of its natural ingredients but also (mostly) because of its metal rather than plastic (plastic = bad) tubes. Then, mysteriously, I one day went to buy toothpaste and all the Tom’s of Maine tubes had switched to plastic, just like all the other toothpaste manufacturers. So, I had to find something plastic-free, and make-your-own is about as waste/plastic free as it gets. Unfortunately, this recipe doesn’t really work if you live in the southeast US (or somewhere else that’s hellishly, oppressively hot) in the summer, especially if you, like me, can’t afford to run the air conditioning in the entire house  for the whole summer. You see, our bathroom is on the south-facing side of the upstairs of the house, and really just about everywhere’s at least 80 degrees inside during the summer so the stuff separated into an icky too-oily layer and a baking soda layer. I poured off the oil and was able to use the thicker layer, but just be aware that if it’s gonna be hot where you keep your paste, forget about it. I have amended the recipe to a more like 2:1 baking soda to coconut oil instead of 1:1, and I’m trying out putting it in one of those old-fashioned metal frosting extruders. Of course, it will only work if the thing is kept on its side, so the stuff doesn’t leak out, but we’ll see how it works. 

    • naturalapple

       Have you tried keeping it in the fridge? It may harden a little too much, but you could put it on your brush and let it sit for a few mins before brushing.

  21. Mel

    I’m pretty angry about the forced medicating (or flouriding) of our water supplies.. I recently bought a water distiller, and cannot believe what I find in there, literally after 3 gallons you can see the “slime”.. At my daughters school (aged 4) they add extra flouride into the water they drink at the playground fountains.. so I have had to see the head master about this, and after a lengthy negotiation, Im now allowed to provide my own daughter with clean water to drink at school all day (feels like im asking too much)

    Great toothpaste recipe btw, I am experimenting with making my own, the kids like it really minty and enjoy the peppermint flavour.. I also use a food grade 3% hydrogen peroxide (water with an extra oxygen atom) as its really whitening.. Always store in a glass container, plastics can break down and “leak” into your product after time.. :)

    • I have also heard that fluoride makes people more docile and causes them to question things less…

      • Debbi

        There is considerable documentation that the chemical flouride mentioned above was added to the water supply in Nazi Germany and at the labor camps and the other camps. No wonder DC just keeps doing unbelievable things and we just consider it a normal part of the news.

        • Laura

          My understanding is that it was actually entered into the congressional record sometime during the 1930s in a report on what the Soviets were doing to prisoners in their gulag.

    • norma

      If stored in a plastic container, how do you get it on the brush? Spoon it out?

      • CDM

        We just keep a little stash of wooden craft sticks in the bathroom (like popsicle sticks) and use/pitch them. That way the bacteria from the brushes doesn’t get into the jar.

        • jody

          ugh, so sadly adding 30…60…90…extra things in trash each month ): how about a utensil that could be rinsed and reused forever?

  22. Javalux

    I made this a few months ago with dr bronners instead of the glycerin, because that’s what I had.  I loved it from the start! My teeth feel great and are whiter than when I’ve used whitening toothpaste.  Well I ran out like two weeks ago and been so busy I couldn’t make it.  Used my b/f regular toothpaste and it seems so lame in comparison! Remade with the glycerin– still awesome :)

  23. Do you use one part coconut oil to one part baking soda? You said your dentist is impressed. Has your dental health improved and/or been maintained with this regimen?

  24. A.J.

    Hi I read on an article somewhere that baking soda may be a little too abrasive on the teeth in the long run. Can wear off enamel. Maybe you can look into it ? I don’t know i’m not finding a lot of ‘scholarly’ articles on this though

  25. Jane

    I’ve been using a recipe similar to this for about six months. I recently saw my dentist for a check up and I asked if the ingredients were safe for teeth. She said yes, agreed that avoiding chemicals is a grand idea, and said my teeth looked healthy and clean as ever. This stuff works!

  26. suzy powell

    any way to keep it mixed without having to re-stir it every time? also, it’s been clogging up my drain. is anyone else having this problem?

    • Jackie Lyons

      To unclog the drain:
      Spoon 1 c baking soda into the drain, then pour 1 cup vinegar down the drain. In 1 hour, pour 3 cups boiling water down the drain. voila – drain will clear
      I regularly use the baking soda/vinegar steps just to keep it clear, before it can clog.

      • Mindy

        Agreed. I try to do it to all my drains once a week. Seems to work wonderful for me, especially in the shower. I have very hard water and there was always nasty build up in the tub and my drains would clog all the time. Since using it, my drains flow free and my tub is sparkly clean…no chemicals and I feel MUCH better about cleaning things…

  27. vikki

    I just keep a little bowl of baking soda and a little bowl of coconut oil. I dip my tooth brush in the coconut oil and pick up a good bit then dip in the baking soda. I’ve been using baking soda as a tooth paste most of my life and I’ve been using the coconut along with it for 3-4 years now. What I like most is that my lips get a good moisturizing while I’m brushing….lol Sometimes I just use the coconut oil. I’m a scrubber and sometimes I don’t need the abrasiveness of the baking soda. Never thought of adding essential oils, I may have to give that a try. I use a little peroxide ever now and again mixed with baking soda for a “whitener” Just remember not to swallow

  28. Jenny

    How long does it last? Say I make a batch big enough to last a week. If I put it in a sealed container, will it still be good by the end of the week?

  29. mleawicks

    i use baking soda and activated charcoal. makes my teeth whiter. yes the black rinses away fast

  30. grace

    Does anyone know how much stevia is in a packet? I plan to use xylitol instead, but am wondering how much to use… thanks!

  31. Sarah Swan

    I am really excited to find your site and also to try this recipe! I have a 20 month old who I can’t always get to spit toothpaste out. All of the ‘safe to swallow’ toothpastes for his age contain the artificial sweeteners that I definitely don’t want him swallowing either. He is starting to get the hang of taking a sip of water and spitting it out but obviously still swallows the paste. Would this be ok for a little one if swallowed? I use coconut oil in tons of things so I know that is ok, but just want to be sure on the stevia and baking soda? Thank you for the recipe!!

  32. Never thought to use coconut oil. I make my own toothpowder– baking soda, peppermint eo, sage eo & myrrh. Heavy on the mint, one drop each of sage & myrrh. I’ve been using it for 6 years. Had a bad patch of no $$ for dental work so didn’t see a dentist in all that time. Just went to the dentist a few weeks ago thanks to newly procured insurance & he was a amazed at how great my choppers are. He was doubly amazed (and a bit dubious at my DIY toothpowder claim) when I told him gum disease runs in my family & at my age my mom’s issues were so bad she was making the hard switch to dentures. I had zero issues & I’m convinced it’s the homemade toothpowder. I’m going to try your recipe when I get some culinary grade coconut oil. I’d suggest adding a drop of myrrh for folks with concerns about gum health. Mountain Rose Herbs sells the best quality and a little goes a long way. It tastes a bit funky, but I prefer it over clove– which I’ve tried and don’t like. Thanks again.

  33. kathryn

    Can I use regular plain old essential oil? It’s not harmful if accidentally swallowed????

  34. Audra

    I added some drops of grapefruit seed extract to give it some more anti bacterial/anti viral power ….

  35. KayT

    Could I use just the coconut oil? I am hesitant about using baking soda, one I hate the taste and two I don’t like the idea of possibly being too abrasive. I am using Earthpaste and Toms of Maine at the moment but want to get away from the xylitol as well as the glycerine. With the antiseptic properties of the coconut oil you would think that would be all you really need? Would using it as toothpaste be similar to using it through oil pulling or would the amount of time spent in the mouth for brushing be null and void to pull anything from the mouth? Thanks!

  36. Diane

    I have been using your toothpaste recipe since last October – almost a year. Background: I have suffered with receding gums and gingivitis for the past 15 years (I am 56), despite daily flossing and brushing, gum massaging, etc., no help for it except to brush and brush and brush, while my gums continued to recede (genetics – Grandpa had to have all his healthy teeth pulled, no gums left). I despaired going to the dentist, so much plaque, scraping, pain, bleeding gums. HOWEVER, since using your toothpaste, my gum pockets have reduced by at least 2 levels for each tooth, my teeth are whiter, and the hygienist has to SEARCH for plaque on my way back molars. She is sold, and is switching to your toothpaste, too!!! My mouth is in the best health it has ever been in! THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  37. D. Marie

    I want to make “natural, homemade toothpaste. But I have a serious sensitivity to coconut (internally & externally). Can anyone suggest a recipe that doesn’t include coconut oil?

  38. Here’s a recipe for toothsoap that you put in a soap dispenser, hence everyone can use it and it leaves nice clean teeth :)

  39. Laura

    Thanks so much for sharing your tweaked recipe! I have used fluoride-free toothpaste for years, but now that we are living in South America, I can’t get it anymore. I am going to go try this. :)

  40. Hi there,

    I am loving this post and am excited to make some toothpaste tomorrow. I have two questions: Do you think making your own toothpaste has saved you money in the long run? When I type in Baking soda into google it keeps coming up with baking powder. Are they the same product or do I need to get exactly the right one to make the toothpaste work?

    Kind regards,

    • Lara

      Baking soda and baking powder are not the same thing. I understand how someone who hasn’t done any baking would confuse the two. You should be able to pick it up at any grocery store in the same area as baking soda/baking supplies.

  41. Nikki

    We’ve tried one recipe with coconut oil and liked it okay, but my husband has been having trouble with excess mucus from his sinuses due to the toxins being pulled. Will this stop eventually, or will he just have to put up with this if trying to avoid all the harmful stuff?

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  43. Myndi

    You have a lot of comments on this and I didn’t read them all but you can also add calcium powder to this. I make a very similar toothpaste but never considered glycerin. I will be adding it to my last batch ASAP and seeing if that will change it enough to get the kids to use it!

  44. Regina Osborn

    I’ve read that glycerin is a product to beware of. That is coats the teeth and does not allow a cavity to self-heal (re-mineralize). Do you have different information?

  45. Lara

    Here is my recipe:

    3 tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil
    3 tablespoon baking soda
    1 pinch of salt
    1/4 cinnamon
    peppermint essential oil to your taste (organic, if you can find it)
    stevia (optional – I personally don’t add any)

    The coconut oil has a lot of natural anti fungal and antibacterial properties. The major cause of cavities is acid erosion, not sugar. So the baking soda fights the acid. The cinnamon just adds flavor but I have also heard tooth paste recipes containing cinnamon for specific reasons. The peppermint essential oil add to the flavor, however, peppermint oil is known to be a anesthetic and antiseptic. At 2 months, my teeth a clean and feel plaque free.

    I worry about the glycerin. The glycerin in most toothpastes forms a “protective” layer over the tooth. But really, it just prevents the tooth from naturally healing. The enamel isn’t able to repair because it is coated. Just food for thought.

  46. Sarah

    I love your website. I’m excited to try this recipe. Do you use unrefined or refined coconut oil?

  47. Desiree

    This is a great recipe. Here is my favorite DIY Toothpaste: 1 TSP Diatomaceous Earth (removes stains, parasites if swallowed) 1 TSP Bentonite Clay 1 (removes toxins) TBSP Baking Soda (Natural Bicarbonate; Bob’s Mill) 3 TBSP Coconut oil, 10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil, 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil, 5 Drops Clove Essential Oil. If swallowed; this green non-toxic recipe has the ability to strengthen your teeth, kill any pathogens in your intestinal track, detoxify your body and give you fantastic smelling breath. ++For whitening power I add one spray of hydrogen peroxide to my brush before adding toothpaste as needed (maybe a couple times a month). I don’t want to get into the chemistry behind the recipe but your welcome to look it all up. Have a great one and live life one smile at a time. :D

  48. Thank you for sharing this recipe. We’ve been using it for two years now. Even our three year old loves it. He even helped me whip up our latest batch! Thanks again!

  49. Is this safe for my toddler to use?

  50. Monica


    Thank you for your recipe. Could you please tell me the amount of Xylitol I need to use to replace Stevia?

    Thank you!!


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  12. […] I found a recipe online for a homemade toothpaste made from coconut oil and baking soda. Naturally, I made a few modifications and made it my very own. I didn’t want to use the stevia (sugar+teeth=cavities) and I didn’t have any vegetable glycerin on hand (chances are, neither do you). […]

  13. […] Put the coconut oil and baking soda in a bowl and mash up with a fork until blended. Add the peppermint essential oil, stevia and optional vegetable glycerin and continue to mash and stir until you’ve reached toothpaste consistency (Recipe Source: Crunchy Betty. […]

  14. […] Non-Foaming Herbal Toothpaste or you can even make your own do-it-yourself toothpaste with this handy dandy recipe. Happy […]

  15. […] This recipe at Crunchy Betty that is all of those things I mentioned — easy, frugal, and healthy. And I love that it uses ingredients I already have on hand, including gylcerin. I’m putting this one on my list of homemade products to try soon! […]

  16. […] This post may contain affiliate links that help support my family.This post is part of the series How to Green Up Your Life Without Getting Overwhelmed. You can find more green toiletries recipes here. I’m slowly trying to eliminate the tons of chemicals and preservatives in our household. Pinterest has been super helpful in this regard since most store bought “green” products are budget busters. I got this toothpaste recipe from here… […]

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