Last weekend we made our very first batch of homemade toothpaste! It was fun to tinker with the recipe I found online, and make it our own. The results are surprisingly great, and it is nice to know that we are using a toothpaste without any potentially harmful chemicals.
Here is the recipe we ended up with, after modifying the one I linked above:
6 tbs coconut oil (virgin, organic)
6 tbs baking soda
20 drops peppermint essential oil
2 tbs xylitol (sweetener purported to help prevent tooth decay)
I had originally planned to use stevia as a sweetener, but the xylitol is much cheaper and I had read that it is good for teeth. After some further research, it seems like that claim is not one with lots of hard science backing it, so I think we’ll stick with stevia next time.
The recipe is inexpensive (much cheaper than store-bought toothpaste) and very easy to make! I recommend it.