I've compiled a list of my favorite natural toothpaste recipes for you. Check them out, try them out and tell me what you think. This first one is the easiest toothpaste recipe - EVER. I'm sorry I don't have the link to where I first found this but it's a basic recipe found in many places on the web.
- 3 Parts baking soda
- 1 part salt (sea salt or Himalayan is the best)
- 1 part glycerin
- 3 or more drops of essential oil
- enough water to make paste
- 1/4 cup bentonite clay powder
- 3/8 cup purified water
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 15 drops Stevia
- 10-12 drops essential oil, peppermint, spearmint or cinnamon
- 4-6 drops Tea Tree essential oil
- 5 parts Calcium powder or Calcium Magnesium Powder
- 1 part Diatomaceous Earth (optional- contains trace minerals and silica. UPDATE: A reader noted that DE can be abrasive and is not needed with the baking soda, so if you don’t have DE… no worries!)
- 2 parts Baking Soda3 parts Xylitol Powder- This ingredient is not completely necessary, but just keeps it from tasting bitter.
- 3-5 parts coconut oil to get desired texture
- Optional ingredients: Essential oils for flavor (mint, cinnamon, and orange are all good), Grapefruit Seed Extract, Myrrh and Trace Minerals
(Courtesy of Wellness Mama)
- 1/4 cup redmond clay
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 teaspoons xylitol (stevia is good too)
- 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
(Courtesy of Red and Honey)
- 1/2 cup olive oil (as the base)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (anti-viral and anti-inflammatory)
- 2 tablespoons coral calcium (to remineralize)
- 1 tablespoon powdered magnesium (to remineralize)
- 2 teaspoons Himalayan sea salt (to remineralize and polish off stains)
- 3 tablespoons raw honey* (anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory)
- 20 drops cinnamon essential oil (flavor and anti-bacterial)
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil (flavor and anti-bacterial)
- Warm the oils and honey in a jar set in a bowl of warm water until coconut oil has melted.
- Add the minerals, salt and essential oils, then blend with an immersion blender until there are no lumps.
- Pour into a dark jar with a soap pump.
- Always shake well before using.
(Courtesy of Creative Christian Mama)
Easy Home Made Toothpaste - video how to -
Well, my conclusion on the best homemade toothpaste recipe is that there really isn't a "best" version out there. Of those I found on the internet, they are all basically the same, with baking soda, sea salt or other salt, clay and peppermint or other essential oil. You can add other specific ingredients but simpler is better in my book.
I've combined a few of the toothpaste recipes together and the recipe below in the video is the one I use now all the time.
The benefits are tremendous which is the most important thing - right? Tell me what you think. :)