Most homemade toothpaste recipes require ingredients like baking soda (acts as a mild abrasive), hydrogen peroxide (3%) topical solution (kills germs), fine sea salt (antibacterial and teeth whitening properties), coconut oil, xylitol (prevents tooth decay), stevia, essential oils, and so on.
Besides, you can also add dried herbs, orange rind, lemon rind, pure vitamin C powder, etc. All these ingredients are easily available and safe to use.
Some recipes also use glycerin, but it is better to avoid using including it as glycerin tends to coat your teeth and prevents remineralization, which in turn, tends to weaken your teeth gradually.
Check out the following video showing how to make a bentonite clay toothpaste.
Thus, when looking for an inexpensive and safer alternative to your usual toothpaste laden with toxic chemicals and controversial ingredients such as fluoride and saccharin.
Plus, Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS), another common ingredient is harmful as it is carcinogenic. Besides, it is associated with reproductive and developmental problems.
Top 6 Homemade Toothpastes
- www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com offers a quick and easy recipe for preparing your own toothpaste at home.
This recipe suggests using a combination of organic coconut oil, baking soda, a packet of stevia, and peppermint essential oil. You may use vegetable glycerin if you wish to.
When making toothpaste with coconut oil, it is suggested not to melt the coconut oil completely as it would make it difficult to mix the other ingredients.
- The Wellness Mama website offers a recipe for natural remineralizing toothpaste that you can make at home.
Remineralization is highly beneficial for your teeth as it replaces the lost calcium of your teeth and enables the enamel to repair itself.
To prepare the remineralizing toothpaste, you need to mix calcium magnesium powder, baking soda, diatomaceous earth (optional), coconut oil, xylitol.
- In case you are looking for a recipe for homemade toothpaste for kids, you may try the one explained at www.crookedmoonmama.com.
It requires mixing coconut oil, baking soda, liquid stevia, and an essential oil of your choice to make your homemade toothpaste.
- At Keeper of the Home, there is an interesting recipe for making natural clay toothpaste without using baking soda.
Hence, this recipe makes use of bentonite clay, unrefined sea salt, stevia, peppermint essential oil, tea tree essential oil, and some boiling water.
- There is another similar recipe at Lindsay Leigh Bentley
It makes almost 4 oz homemade clay toothpaste and include ingredients like baking soda, fine salt, bentonite clay, calcium/magnesium powder, xylitol, liquid stevia, myrrh essential oil, and peppermint essential oil.
The site recommends storing this homemade toothpaste in silicone, glass, or ceramic bottle instead of metal or plastic one.
- Homestead Wannabes website has an interesting homemade tooth soap recipe.
This recipe for tooth soap incorporates unscented or peppermint liquid castile soap. Basically, it suggests blending the castile soap, boiling water, and all the other ingredients used in homemade toothpaste recipes. It does not require baking soda, though.
Besides, it is usually recommended to replace your toothbrush about every four weeks avoid the buildup of bacteria.