Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil

homemade toothpaste

Recently, I stumbled across an article that talked about toothpaste ingredients and the issues they can actually cause rather than prevent— and it startled me. So I did more research and found more chemicals in toothpaste that I didn’t like.

Two ingredients that have some pretty bad wrap are:

1. Glycerin: It gives toothpaste a nice creamy texture and coats the teeth for “protection”, but at the same time it also stops re-enamalization (so cavities can’t self-heal.)

2. Sodium flouride: A by-product of aluminum manufacturing that is found in rat poisons and industrial pesticides).

Scary stuff, huh? Well, rather than freak out about it every time I brush my teeth, I decided to make my own. And yes— I threw in some wonderful coconut oil.

I am thrilled to have found a replacement that I actually enjoy using and have fun making. I like that I can tweak the recipe depending on my personal preference at the time  (sweeter, minty, fruity, etc— it’s all about what essential oils I put in it). I’ve made a batch with grapefruit oil and it has a citrus-tang to it, which was refreshing for the summer. Now I am using eucalyptus oil and I love the minty taste.

 

Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil

Clean those pearly whites with this yummy and healthy coconut oil toothpaste. 

ingredients

6 tbsp coconut oil
6 tbsp baking soda
25 drops essential oil (whatever you prefer— I like eucalyptus and grapefruit)
1 tsp stevia (or more if you like it sweeter)

 

directions

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. I used my SmartStick to whip it really well and give it a light creamy texture.

2. Pour into a mason jar and seal it up until ready to use.


Getting it out of the mason jar can be an adjustment. Use a popsicle stick to dip into the toothpaste and spread nicely onto the toothbrush. You can also use a squirt bottle (you will need to cut the pointed tip wider). 

 

More uses for Coconut Oil:

I use coconut oil on my face, for baking muffins, deep conditioning treatments, and so much more. Not sure where to buy it? I have a few places I recommend based on budget, level of interest and my own personal experience.  You can read all about it here.

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60 Responses to “Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil”

  1. Sean 3.13.2015 at 11:20 am #

    My wife just shared your site with me and we plan on using the recipes. I’m concerned about Stevia; I’ve seen much on it being not so great for you.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.15.2015 at 5:25 pm #

      Feel free to leave it out. :)

  2. Viv W 3.9.2015 at 1:14 pm #

    I just made this, (using spearmint essential oil)- its quite a strong taste in my mouth, and almost makes my tongue a bit numb! It also sort of fizzes in my mouth! Is this normal??

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.9.2015 at 3:25 pm #

      Have you use spearmint before? How does your body react??

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