Tuesday, March 11, 2014

To DIY Toothpaste...or Not!

*Please keep in mind, this is what works for me at my home. I am in NO way telling you to do it!! I am not a doctor, or a dentist. I am a Mother, Homemaker, and Homesteader. I am not trying to trick you. I am trying to give alternate possibilities to what society as a whole has become dependent on...MANUFACTURERS. I do this because I LOVE it. If you don't, that's ok with me! :) Happy and healthy days to you!

So after TONS of research and back and forth on the topic of BAKING SODA in toothpaste being too abrasive, or not...I decided it would be ok. :) This is of course taking into account that several toothpastes that are commercially made add baking soda!

There are many great pages out there with wonderful recipes, using different ingredients. I have seen toothpaste with bentonite clay:

, and others that do not.

There are some that use xylitol:

while others chose stevia:

and still more chose to not use a sweetener at all!

Some people add Vitamin E to extend the shelf life. Others will say it doesn't matter.

The key to DIY Toothpaste is the DIY or DO IT YOURSELF!

Here is my recipe:

  • 7 Tablespoons of calcium powder (or crushed calcium vitamins)
  • 5 Tablespoons of baking soda
  • 4 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of distilled (non-chlorinated or fluoridated) water
  • 40 +/- Drops of Essential oils of your choice (ie: peppermint, spearmint, orange...etc)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Pink Himalayan salt

Many people are talking about how abrasive or damaging baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is. I found a site created by a dentist that breaks it down for us. Shelton Dentistry After reading his page, I am more certain than ever that my recipe is much safer for our teeth!

Some people say that coconut oil coats the teeth and prevents the minerals from being absorbed. The minerals in mine come from the pink salt :) Some people say to use this once or twice a week, while using plain water the other days. Others say it good to use the same as commercial toothpaste. I use it after oil pulling in the morning and then before bed.

Like I said earlier, if you find this disagreeable, just skip it! :) My previous page has some "Natural" toothpaste that you can buy if you prefer...No harm, No foul!


  1. I love homemade toothpaste! This looks very similar to my own. I don't use calcium. And love the name of your blog by the way! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Tina!! I appreciate the comment ;) I added the calcium because of all the stuff we eat and drink that can pull calcium from our body, or just not taking in enough regularly. I figured it was a quick and easy way to add some back to the front lines!