Natural DIY Toothpaste Recipe

Many of the health-conscious member-owners at Urban Greens care about what personal products they use. You might read the ingredients very carefully before buying a product. I’m one of you too. Although I try to pick better products as much as possible, there are still things in ingredient lists on many products that I don’t know . That’s why I started  making my own personal care products. I posted an “environmentally friendly  pesticide” recipe in an earlier post that I strongly encourage you to try. Today, I would like to introduce you to a toothpaste recipe that my husband and I use and love.

 

Base Ingredients:

1 unit Calcium powder

1 unit  Baking soda

about 1 - 1.5 units Coconut oil

Food grade essential oil of your choice (I like a mint and orange combo)

 

Optional ingredients: 

1 unit Xylitol (if you want to add sweetness to the base recipe)

 

How to make it:

Mix the powder ingredients in a bowl and add the coconut oil until it gets to the desired consistency, then add essential oils.

   

Note:

Units can be tablespoons, teaspoons or cups, depending on how much you would like to make. You can pick the amount you like and keep the ratio. We make 2 jars of toothpaste for each of us and dip our bamboo toothbrush directly into the jar. I have seen a recipe that uses only baking soda and coconut oil (1:1) which ingredients you might already have at home. Xylitol to add sweetness is optional, in case you didn’t like the taste of the base ingredients alone. I use 25-30 drops of essential oil for about 6 tbs of the rest of the ingredients. By the way, among these ingredients, you can buy Hearth Club baking soda and La Tourangelle coconut oil at the buying club :)

 

 

 

-Toyoko Schieferdecker - member-owner