I’m sure you’ve read about the dangers of fluoride and other chemicals in our toothpaste – in fact, I’m guess that’s why you’re here, reading this.
I’m right there with you, not wanting to use – or especially have my kids use – toothpaste from the drugstore shelves, but also? Kind of not wanting to pay the hefty price tag of natural toothpastes either.
I’m sorry to say though, that it took me forevvvver to get around to making my own toothpaste. My classic, overthinking self kept going through scenarios like “what will I put it in? I don’t want to spoon it out of a jar! where does a person even buy toothpaste tubes? This is too much work”.
So weird, because you can get toothpaste tubes on Amazon (I mean, they have everything!), and I actually ended up stumbling across the tube in the picture at a dollar store.
But I kept making excuses because I wasn’t too worried about it – I had homemade tooth powder – and I didn’t want to make a mess.
But okay, that was silly. Mixing together five ingredients doesn’t make a mess! And this tube is waaaay easier to travel with than that jar of powder ( <– something I’m thinking about with a family camping trip coming up)! Plus it feels better in my mouth – that tooth powder has a great detox effect thanks to all the bentonite clay and charcoal, but I sure don’t miss the mouth feel!
Plus it looks like normal toothpaste, which makes the kids 100% more likely to use it.
You will notice that it does not foam the way Colgate does, which has nothing to do with how effectively it cleans your teeth and everything to do with being made from all natural ingredients.
This toothpaste leaves your mouth feeling clean and fresh, and 100% healthy!
Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon redmond’s real salt
- 1/8 teaspoon xylitol powder
- 3-4 drops of peppermint vitality oil
- 1/2 teaspoon bentonite clay
- Soften or melt the coconut oil
- Mix all ingredients together
- Pour into a container with a tight lid (plastic travel tubes are ideal)
- Store at room temperature, and use as you would normal tooth paste
Recipes everyone can make!
Nourish your body with ingredients you already have in your kitchen!
Holly Allen says
I am really inspired by how you made a tough financial situation into a practical and very applicable way of life others that can learn from. Cheers!