Home Made Natural Toothpaste

12 Apr

Homemade toothpaste was my first attempt at going natural. I wanted to create a simple product that would be better for our health & our hip pocket as natural toothpaste can cost a small fortune.

Now I must warn you that this toothpaste will in no way, shape or form represent that nice shiny tube of toothpaste you are currently using, but on the upside, it is cheap to make, completely non toxic & will leave your teeth feeling smooth & pearly white 🙂

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Home Made Natural Toothpaste a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 2 T Bicarb soda
  • 4 drops stevia – it is almost unpalatable without this – but more power to you if you decide to omit it 🙂
  • 4 drops Spearmint essential oil
  • 1 T Coconut oil

Take all of the ingredients & mix together till they form a firm paste, I make small batches, often & keep it in a jar in the bathroom which we just dip the bristles of our toothbrushes into.

The bicarb soda & coconut oil make this toothpaste great for stained teeth as both are purported to naturally remove stains & whiten teeth – so get  ready for a big white smile 😉

The stevia makes the toothpaste palatable & takes the edge off the nasty bicarb flavour, the spearmint gives nice fresh minty breath & the coconut oil leaves your teeth feeling glossy & gives it more of a paste feel. You can adjust the amount of stevia in your toothpaste, I suggest making it a little sweeter to begin with until you get used to the  bitter bite of the bicarb soda!

You can also choose to make a spice flavoured toothpaste using clove & cinnamon oils, this would have the added bonus of the anti-bacterial properties of the spices or a sweet orange flavour for the kids if they don’t go for the spearmint.

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This toothpaste may take a little getting used to, as it is nowhere near as tasty as the commercial brands but on the upside you know exactly what you & your family are putting in your mouths!. There are no hidden nasties and you will never find your little ones eating the toothpaste ever again!

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3 Responses to “Home Made Natural Toothpaste”

  1. fat and forty May 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    We made something similar with coconut oil, bicarb and peppermint oil – that sucks!, but we didn’t add stevia… so it was oily and pepperminty…
    So we decided to forget all we remember about commercial toothpaste and we just sprinkle our brush with bicarb, brush, squeeze a bit of fresh lemon on the brush, makes it all fizz up.. party in the mouth….
    I also do oil pulling (swishing coconut oil in my mouth for 20 minutes) while I do the dishes in the morning and I have found my mouth and teeth have never been in a better state of health : )
    Thanks for this post – toothpaste I think is one of the harder things to substitute to a healthy, non toxic alternative : )
    and you started with this! Fantastic, the rest will be pretty easy…

    • mamagoingnatural May 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

      The spearmint oil & stevia make a big difference, try it!
      I will have to try the oil pulling see if I can make my teeth all pearly white.

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