Simple DIY Toothpaste

It truly is a blessing having resources and access to good ingredients.  I love cultivating my home and helping my family use good products and live healthier lives.  This post is no exception.  I have mentioned my love for essential oils in other posts, but let me feature two of my highly used oils in an easy recipe for homemade toothpaste.  Not all oils are alike…many claim to be 100% pure, while actually being slightly diluted or containing harmful additives.  I use and sell Young Living and love that they promise guarantee their oils to stay in with them from planting the seed in the ground to the seal of the oil bottle itself. They rightfully call this their Seed to Seal promise.  Click here to read more on this process and here if you are interested in ordering these oils from me!

Okay, now onto homemade toothpaste.  You may think, why bother making your own?  Think about it.  Everything we ingest and anything on our skin affects our quality of life.  We use toothpaste everyday, but much like common deodorant, most of the ingredients are not recognizable.  This recipe has a handful of common ingredients that you likely have on hand (or should!) and works as well or, I would argue, better than toothpaste from the store. 

Here is your ingredient list:

Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Water, Essential Oils

Yes.  That’s it for toothpaste that cleans, whitens teeth, and fights off cavities.

My favorite combo for a fresh toothpaste is Young Living Thieves and Peppermint.  They have started a line of oils called Vitality so that people know these oils are safe for ingesting.  It’s brilliant!  

Peppermint gives the refreshing minty taste that most people expect when brushing their teeth and helps with bad breath. Thieves is a fantastic combination of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary.  Young Living sells an entire cleaning line made with this stuff. It is safe to use, naturally cleanses, and can help fight off a cold.  Plus, it smells amazing!

Here’s how to make the toothpaste:

You need:

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

4 Tbsp Baking Soda

1 tsp. Sea Salt

2-4 Tbsp Water

10 drops Peppermint oil

10 drops Thieves oil

1. Using a small bowl, combine room temperature coconut oil, baking soda, and sea salt.  

2. Add water and essential oils.  

3. Check for “toothpaste” consistency.  Taste and adjust if needed

*I have found that the mixture can taste more salty than some people may like.  The salt is important for cleaning the teeth, but don’t overdo it.  Peppermint helps to counteract saltiness.  

I store my toothpaste in a 4 oz. ball jar.  It keeps well in the cupboard, just needing stirring if it starts to separate.  

My family loves this toothpaste!  Try it for 3 weeks and see for yourself.  I started seeing whiter teeth after just a few weeks and feeling a lot better about the ingredients I was putting in my mouth.  Also, you can totally drink orange juice after you brush your teeth without having a horrible taste in your mouth, just in case you want to try 😉


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