Are you tired of the crap (fluoride) and chemicals (SLS) in your toothpaste and want to make your own? In my ongoing attempt to make things myself, I’ve been searching for a good recipe for cleaning our teeth. I tried a recipe over a year ago but kept getting canker sores, so I ditched it. Upon my hunt, I came across this recipe from my amazing holistic Facebook group’s leader, Leigh Anne DuChene.
I’ve made two batches so far, and the latest one omitted the clove oil and added Emma’s probiotic. I’m still working on getting baby girl to like this second batch…I think I scared her with the first batch (clove oil).
It’s super easy to make and takes no time at all. Gather all these ingredients and go grab you a small glass bowl from Wally world and get to mixing!
All Natural Homemade Toothpaste
From Nourishing Origins
- 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil (more if needed for better consistency)
- 1 Tablespoon of bentonite clay (less or more depending on your preferred consistency)
- 10 drops of clove oil
- 10 drops of tea tree oil (adults only)
- 10 drops of peppermint or wintergreen (optional) OR 10 drops of cinnamon (optional)
- small glass bowl to store it in
- small spoon
- up to 1 Tablespoon of baking soda-for more of a whitening paste for a short time (adults only)
- a bit of sea salt for a more abrasive cleaner (adults only)
- up to 1 Tablespoon of probiotic powder
- a dropper full of colloidal silver
1. Mix all ingredients together in glass bowl and stir to melt the coconut oil. Make it pastier instead of solid if it does solidify on you.
2. Add optional ingredients if desired. I added the probiotic and colloidal silver this time which made it runnier.
3. Spoon small amount on toothbrush and use daily.
Going back, I would just use plain ole water for the first two years of little one’s life, then switch over to this recipe once they turn two. Play around with it and see what your kid likes. I have been using this recipe for several months and love it! I finally got a small plastic container for travelling since I wanted to be able to use this on the go.
Try it out and let me know what you think. Have you ever made your own toothpaste or even thought about what’s in the one you use right now?
**Don’t forget about the March Against Monsanto tomorrow!