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. 


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)



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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68 Responses to “Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil”

  1. Michelle 6.8.2015 at 9:52 pm #

    How can it be used as a deep conditioner for your hair before you wash it?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.9.2015 at 6:39 am #

      Hi Michelle,

      For a deep conditioning treatment, massage a couple of tablespoons of the coconut oil into your clean, damp hair + scalp (if your hair is thinner or gets greasy easily, you may choose to skip the scalp as the oil could weigh your hair down). Allow the oil to sit on your hair for 20-30 minutes after application. Because the oil is very heavy, you will need to shampoo the oil out of your hair well after the treatment.

  2. James Connolly 5.18.2015 at 11:30 pm #

    I thought I posted this earlier today, but it doesn’t show. If there are Walgreens Stores in your area, try there. The ones in Anchorage, Alaska carry it in the vitamins/natural supplements area. They sell fairly nice-sized containers for around $8.50. Best of luck!

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.19.2015 at 8:36 am #

      Thanks James!

  3. mrs miller 4.7.2015 at 10:22 am #

    hi its not readily available in uk………..find it here and there Holland and barratt use to have face coconut oil, now that’s been removed, Some stores do it but often they don’t re order …..the oil I get is SOLID……..soft ones not available. So how do u use this on your toothbrush???

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.8.2015 at 3:45 am #

      Hi Mrs. Miller,

      Is the coconut oil hard that you’re coming across, as you would not be able to spoon it from the container?

      Please let me know, and we’ll work on helping you with our homemade toothpaste recipe!

      Cheers :)

    • Jolene 6.7.2015 at 8:51 am #

      It softens with touch. Use a spoon or popcycle stick to put it on ur brush.

  4. 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. :)

  5. 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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