Natural homemade toothpaste recipe to keep cavities away.
Today we are making homemade natural toothpaste!! Our best friend Alyson would love that we are talking teeth over here. She’s a dentist!
Do you know what’s in your toothpaste?
The ingredients are pretty scary, aren’t they?
Growing up we had our dentist check-ups and cavities here & there. But as we got older we started taking better care of our teeth. We admit we weren’t huge fans of going to the dentist growing up, but now that we have strong, healthy teeth we actually don’t mind going in for a check-up. It’s been a few years since we’ve had any issues with our teeth and we are proud of that. One thing that has helped with our teeth health is focusing on real foods for our diet and using a more natural toothpaste. We first started buying all natural toothpastes before we decided to make our own!
We hope you enjoy seeing how we make our homemade toothpaste. We’ve been brushing our teeth with this mixture for about a year and plan to continue! We are so happy that we finally realized that making our own toothpaste was so simple. And fun. Yes making toothpaste can be fun 🙂
How to make homemade toothpaste using natural ingredients and essential oils.
Why make toothpaste at home?
- you can control what goes it
- no weird chemicals or fillers
- avoid questionable ingredients
- it’s fun
This DIY toothpaste recipe is a money-saving recipe. Plus you bypass the synthetic ingredients that commercial toothpastes often contain.
A little about the ingredients used:
Coconut oil is great for many things like having antibacterial properties that help keep your mouth clean.
Baking soda has anti acid properties so it will protect your enamel from acid invasion and it also possesses anti bacterial properties which protects you from plaque. And you might be thinking baking soda is abrasive, but it is not! You could use Himilayan pink salt. Or maybe a combo of them, which is something we are thinking of trying next.
Other additions for a great natural toothpaste recipe:
Aloe vera is gentle on the teeth and gums. It’s effective as toothpaste to fight cavities according to the General Dentistry journal.
Activated charcoal which we learned about from Crunchy Betty. We use it a few times a week and love it. We really feel it helps make our teeth white. As we mentioned in the video it is weird as it turns your mouth black and sink. But it is worth it.
Bentonite clay which is a polishing cleanser with antibacterial properties and helps remineralize. We have tried a natural clay before and liked it, so we plan to add that in to our mix soon.
Adding in essential oils makes making homemade toothpaste fun as you can tweak the recipe depending on your personal preference at this time.
Here are some essential oils that are best for teeth and gum health:
peppermint – extremely effective at killing anaerobic bacteria (this bacteria causes gum disease). Also great for fresh breathe!
onguard – helps prevent cavities and gum disease.
lemon – antiseptic, strengthens gums and helps to whiten teeth.
myrrh – acts as both an antiseptic and a soother and helps gum tissue heal.
cinnamon – has antifungal and antibacterial properties.
The cool thing with doTerra essential oils is that you are not only getting a great flavor but the unique benefits of each one.
That’s it friends. This is how we keep our teeth healthy and strong! And still NO cavities over the years.
Let’s get clean healthy teeth together.Print
How to make homemade natural toothpaste that keeps teeth and gums healthy
DIY homemade natural toothpaste that keeps teeth and gums healthy. Essential oils to help keep mouth clean and cavities away. A money saving toothpaste recipe.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel (optional)
- Drops of essential oil
- *1 teaspoon activated charcoal
- * can add in a little stevia or xylitol
- Mix coconut oil and baking soda together in a small container.
- Add in aloe vera and activated charcoal if using.
- Stir in essential oils.
- *Can use any essential oils you prefer. 10 – 15 drops.
- Use just a small amount daily to brush teeth.
- Store in glass container.
- Dip toothbrush into paste and brush teeth like normal.
- Serving Size: will last for weeks
We all want a toothpaste that protects our teeth, kills bacteria and, if possible, whitens our teeth. And we feel this natural toothpaste does all this in addition to having a proper diet and nutrition.
Do you like to make things yourself? Have you made toothpaste before?
What is your favorite DIY thing to make?
Disclaimer: Not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader. We are not physicians and we are not giving medical advice. We are posting our experience.