diy toothpaste

I have been on a DIY Skincare kick for the past few months.  I am loving how easy and cost effective it is to make my own products, not to mention how much healthier it is to use products that are not laden with synthetic and harmful chemicals.  This DIY toothpaste is all that, and more!  I used simple ingredients to make the paste, and used Young Living Essential Oils for the flavoring.  Not only does my toothpaste taste great, but due to the oils, it has healing and restorative properties as well! (I ONLY use Young Living Oils because these are the only oils that I trust are safe to ingest.)   Make your mouth happy, and make your own!

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Here’s what you need to make about 4oz of paste:

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide
  • 8 drops of Young Living Essential Oils–  Peppermint or Thieves are great choices for flavors. Both of these oils help support mouth health, teeth health, and freshen breath.

Here’s what you do:

  1. In a double boiler, soften the coconut oil.  You can also leave the coconut oil in a bowl in the hot sun.  You need the temperature to be over 76 degrees F for the coconut oil to soften. Mix in the essential oil and hydrogen peroxide.
  2. Put the baking soda in a bowl.
  3. Gradually add the softened coconut oil mixture to the baking soda to form a paste.  Add less coconut oil if you reach the consistency you want before you dump it all in, or add more baking soda if you need it to dry up a bit.
  4. Store the paste in a container that does not let sunlight in.  This will help preserve the properties of the hydrogen peroxide. (I stored mine in a dark drawer so I used a clear glass container.)
  5. Use a Popsicle stick or a spoon to scoop out and spread the toothpaste on your toothbrush.

That’s it!!!!  Smile, and show off those healthy, sparkling, pearly whites!

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6 Comments on DIY Toothpaste

  1. Great tip! I’ve been meaning to look for a DIY toothpaste recipe. I also use YL oils, so I think I’ll give this one a try!

  2. I keep thinking about trying to make my own toothpaste, but then I don’t. Now I’m really on the fence as my last dental appointment was amazing. I’m bad at regularly flossing so I’m always getting in trouble for it. This last appointment the hygienist was all like wow you’ve been flossing regularly, your gums look great. All I’d done was switch to a different toothpaste, now I’m scared to switch to a DIY version… even though I’m sure the toothpaste I’m using if full of chemicals. 🙁

    • Thanks for visiting! Maybe you can try rotating in the DIY toothpaste. For example, maybe use the DIY in the morning, and the regular one at night. This would reduce the amount of synthetic chemicals you use. Just a thought…..