Below are several recipes for DIY toothpaste. Mint anyone? The refreshing flavor of mint makes it a natural for toothpaste and other dental products. Here’s how to make it!
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tablespoon fresh peppermint leaves, chopped
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon grapeseed oil
1. Place the peppermint leaves in the water and bring to a boil.
2.Remove the pan from the heat and steep for 20 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, mix together the baking soda, cornstarch, and grapeseed oil, stir until smooth.
4. Strain the cooled mint tea, and then add the liquid to the baking soda mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil again, stirring until it’s slightly thickened and smooth.
5. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
- Courtesy of Rodale News Another Natural Homemade Toothpaste Ingredients
- About 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2-3 Tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 small packets of stevia powder
- 15-20 drops of peppermint or cinnamon essential oil
- 10 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract (optional)
- 10 drops myrrh extract (optional)
- Melt or slightly soften coconut oil.
- Mix in other ingredients and stir well. If using semi-hard coconut oil, use a fork, if not, use a spoon. If you are using completely melted coconut oil, you will need to stir several times while the mixture cools to keep the baking soda incorporated.
- Put mixture into small glass jar (I make different ones for each family member)
- Let cool completely.
- To use: dip toothbrush in and scrape small amount onto bristles. Could also use a small spoon to put on toothbrush.
Courtesy of Wellness Mama Simple toothpaste Inspired by Stephanie Tourles and her DIY beauty bible “Organic Body Care Recipes,” this formula couldn’t be easier. This is for a single-use application, so the adjust measurements to suit the amount you like on your brush.
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, finely ground
- 1 drop peppermint, clove, or citrus pure essential oil
- A few drops of water
- Mix ingredients in a small bowl and combine thoroughly until a thick paste is formed.
- Scoop it on to your toothbrush and brush as usual.
Vegan toothpaste Many commercial toothpastes include glycerin to help maintain the product’s texture, but unless it is listed specifically as vegetable glycerin, it is of animal origin. If you want a vegan toothpaste that contains glycerin, try this.
- 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
- 4 tablespoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon guar gum
- 8 tablespoons water
- 5 drops peppermint, clove, or citrus pure essential oil
- Place all the ingredients except essential oil in a pot and cook on low heat, stirring frequently, for five minutes or until the mixture achieves a paste-like texture.
- Cool, add essential oil to taste, and store in a sterile jar at room temperature.
- Use as usual.
Coconut-based toothpaste This formula swaps out the glycerin and uses coconut oil instead. The coconut flavor and essential oil should mask the subtle taste of the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, but you can add a few drops of stevia if you prefer a sweeter paste.
- 6 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (warm enough to be liquid, which means above 76 degrees F)
- 10 drops peppermint, clove, or citrus pure essential oil
- Put baking soda in a bowl, add the other ingredients and mix until you achieve a proper paste texture.
- Add a small amount of baking soda if it’s runny; add more coconut oil if it’s too dry.
- Taste, and add more essential oil if you want a more flavorful paste.
- Store in an opaque container (required to protect the hydrogen peroxide) and use as usual.
Then there is more….
1 part baking soda & 1 part raw coconut oil, adding about 2 drops of favoritefood-grade essential oil
Toothpaste 2 2 parts baking soda & 2 parts raw coconut oil to 1 part natural unrefined salt
Toothpaste 3 2 parts baking soda & 2 parts raw coconut oil to 1 part ground clove powder (or clove essential oil)
Toothpaste 4 2 parts baking soda to 1 part 3% food grade peroxide
Toothpaste 5 2 parts baking soda to 1 part 10 ppm colloidal silver
Toothpaste 6 2 parts baking soda to 1 part grape seed extract
Toothpaste 7 2 parts baking soda & 2 parts raw coconut oil to 1 part edible clay powder
Toothpaste 8 2 parts baking soda & 2 parts raw coconut oil to 1 part edible clay powder & 1 part ground cloves (or clove essential oil)
Toothpaste 9 2 parts baking soda & 2 parts raw coconut oil to 3 parts calcium-magnesium powder
Toothpaste 10 (extra whitening power) 1 part activated charcoal powder & 1 part raw coconut oil, peroxide or colloidal silver
Toothpaste 11 Dolomite, Azomite, Magnesium chloride & Colloidal silver (optional add baking soda)
Toothpaste 12: Just simply brush with raw coconut oil. You can add it to a container & add essential oils &/or colloidal silver to it & mix it up & use it that way, my favorite essential oils for this mixture are peppermint & clove.
Old-fashioned Tooth powders: Wet the toothbrush first with one of these: pure water, alkaline water, mineral water, essential oil water, Raw honey, Borax water, magnesium water, colloidal silver, peroxide, or an herbal liquid antiseptic likeProgena then dunk in powder, you can rinse then brush with straight raw coconut oil if you desire, I prefer tooth powder rather than mixing the coconut oil in & using the coconut oil second, seems to work better for me. (for wetting toothbrush many also prefer Bragg ACV or Lemon juice info here) Also remember the dried ground herbs can be added to almost any DIY toothpaste or Tooth powder recipe if desired.
Tooth Powder 1 3 parts baking soda to 1 part natural unrefined salt Tooth Powder 2 3 parts baking soda, 1 part natural unrefined salt, 1 part edible clay powder Tooth Powder 3 3 parts baking soda, 1 part natural unrefined salt, 1 part edible clay powder & 1 part ground clove powder
Tooth Powder 3 2 parts baking soda, 4 parts edible clay powder, 1 part ground cloves & 1 part ground cinnamon
Tooth Powder 4 ( charcoal gives it extra whitening power) 2 parts baking soda & 2 parts activated charcoal powder
Tooth Powder 5 2 parts baking soda, 2 parts activated charcoal powder & 1 part edible clay powder
Tooth Powder 6 Just activated charcoal powder, or 1 part activated charcoal powder & 1 part edible clay powder
Tooth Powder 6 1 part dried ground peppermint, 1 part neem powder, 1 part dried ground sage, 1 part fresh dried ground parsley & 2 parts edible clay
Tooth Powder 7 1 part dried ground salvia, 1 part dried ground thyme, 1 part dried ground peppermint, 1 part fresh dried ground parsley
Tooth Powder 8 2 parts dried ground orange or lemon peels & 1 part raw honey
Tooth Powder 9 (caution–this is cannot be used daily, do only once or twice a week) Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE)
Toothache, infection, abscesses, sores etc: As mentioned above ground clove & clove essential oil added to tooth products can heal & numb these issues. Germ fighter Synergy essential oil by Plant therapy is also great for numbing & pain relief. So does chewing on fresh garlic, swishing baking soda water, swishing colloidal silver, oil pulling with raw coconut oil or oil pulling with raw coconut oil, clove essential oil & colloidal silver, applying a cotton ball soaked in Bragg ACV, applying a cotton ball soaked with clove powder (diluted), applying a cotton ball soaked with colloidal silver, applying a cotton ball soaked with garlic oil (diluted) And Brushing with organic turmeric powder is great for infection but can be a bit spicy/hot for some people, so you can mix it with baking soda & or raw coconut oil to help calm the heat, if you can handle it every day add it to your favorite DIY recipe. Turmeric also makes a great teeth whitener.