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  1. Briana

    Thanks so much for the article! How ling does the toothpaste last for? And does it matter what you store it in?

  2. Natalie

    I have liquid stevia, how much should I use for a “packet” of stevia?

  3. This is great! How is the whitening effect of this homemade toothpaste? This is worth trying as this is 100% natural. Wouldn’t mind if you could at least perhaps provide feedback after testing the product. Thanks for posting this.

  4. Cathy D

    Hi Crunchy Betty – I was really looking forward to seeing your toothpaste recipe but have to say I’m a little disappointed in it. You see, there is a lot of evidence against the use of glycerin in toothpaste. Reason being, it coats your teeth and doesn’t allow for remineralization. It also promotes tooth decay. It is highly recommended that you don’t use it, in fact, in your homemade toothpastes. Also, bentonite clay is an excellent ingredient for remineralization and an effective cleaner/whitener for teeth. Adding salt for its antibacterial properties is another excellent idea. Em..while I’m at it, xylitol is recommended for sweetening instead of stevia, as it protects against decay. Not that what you have formulated wouldn’t be an effective cleaner, minus the glycerin, of course :), but adding a couple more ingredients would make it outstanding! I don’t have the link with me (I’m on my phone right now) but if you look at the Weston A. Price Foundation website, you might find some really useful information in this regard to help tweak your formula. Love your site, btw, especially your stories. You’re very talented and have a really great way of telling them. :)

  5. adria

    This is awesome. I drink coffee all day long and it really keeps the stains down. It actually got rid of the build up in between my teeth that been there for a lil while from other food and drink. It’s way better than any tooth paste I’ve bought including the expensive ones.

  6. lesa

    I have been using b-soda alone for over a yr.. my dentist doesn’t know that.. but he was VERY happy with my gums.. they had been swelling .. & he was constantly nagging me about it :-)
    well last two visits he told me how great my mouth looked..
    maybe I’ll tell him…….. who knows.
    but I did just make your recipe. but just w/ b-soda & coconut oil…..
    my mouth feels great..

    yea. I tried the pulling too… still do once in a while. but not crazy about it..

  7. Tamara Saunders

    The consistency is awesome, but we’re all having troubles getting past the salty taste!! Any suggestions? We don’t use salt in our house, so it’s a very distinct flavor with a lot of things…please help this momma out ;-)

  8. Amber

    Can I do this with minimal ingredients such as just the coconut oil and baking soda?


    I used this recipe for 6 months inbetween dental visits and my hygienist was “shocked” at the huge improvement in my gum health.

  10. julie

    I am just learning about essential oils and bought some. From what I’m learning, they have to be stored (even when mixed/blended) in GLASS because they will eat away at plastic (just FYI so when your readers go to make your recipe!) Also, I’m a little nervous about ingesting peppermint oil. I realize its just brushing and not swallowing, but I’m still nervous. Been reading a lot on the dangers of ingesting essential oils. Any thoughts? Any suggetions on where you get your peppermint? And would extract work instead?

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