Sunday, March 7, 2010

All Natural Tooth Paste

I ABSOLUTELY love my new toothpaste. My “Tom’s of Maine” was in the trash before it was even finished. (I'm not even going to go into all the things that are in toothpaste that we don't want inside our bodies, I'm sure we've all heard the stories.) I LOVE how clean my teeth feel after brushing, sooooo much cleaner than any tooth paste except Arm and Hammer’s Baking Soda tooth paste. I believe I was the only one that liked that toothpaste. All my guests were disappointed I didn’t have a paste with foamers in it. Why do we need foaming toothpaste, its not like shampoo? The other think I LOVE about this toothpaste is the taste! I get excited when I think, “Oh, I should brush my teeth, they feel a little dirty.” I am brushing my teeth several times a day, just because I want to.

You may want your paste thicker, sweeter or thinner, so you will need to adjust the recipe according to your tastes. You may even start with ½ the recipe and then complete it when you know how you like it. Some people have put it in travel squeeze bottles or baby jars.

I will give my version of the toothpaste, which you will love, if you like to “dump and pour” like I do! I have also included a version for those of you that like precise measurements. J I ♥ you!

Dump and Pour Recipe
Coconut Oil – if you’re not cooking with this oil yet, stay tuned for some articles about why you may want to start.
Baking Soda
Xylitol (you can use stevia, but Xylitol is REALLY good for you teeth)
Flavoring (optional, I didn’t use any because I LOVE the taste of the coconut oil): Cinnamon powder (natural tooth whitener), mint essential oil (I recommend Winter Green, as it’s the only one that tastes pleasant) or mint extract. You could also use Coconut Extract to enhance that plaver even more.

All Natural Toothpaste
2 T coconut oil (you may want to gently melt it to make it liquid (80 degrees should do it)
1 T Baking soda
1 T Xylitol
Flavoring extract of your choice – optional

You can scoop out a bit and put it on your brush, many say with the antibacterial proporties of the coconut oil, you don’t need to worry about dipping your brush into small batches of the paste. You know what you’re comfortable doing.
I will be adding some more recipes with Essential Oils to combat bacteria, tooth aches, mouth rinses, etc….

Some nice essential oils to try in your toothpaste: Cinnamon, Wintergreen, Lemon, Clove, Lavender, Peppermint, Orange.


  1. sounds good, where do I find xylitol, wait, can't I just order it from you??? I just don't have time to make this! My friends make fun of me because I don't allow my kids to have perscription flouride pills from the dr. because we don't have flouride in our water here, I say HALLELUJAH, there is no flouride in the water!

  2. Prudy, you can get Xylitol @ the health food store. I may also carry it soon, if you haven’t gotten any by then. This takes less than 5 mn to make. You have the coconut oil and the baking soda already. Do you have stevia? That will work too – just 1/4 of a teaspoon or so. Yes, I’m w/ you on the fluoride – who wants to drink that stuff? Yuck!

  3. Natural toothpastes rely instead on cleansing agents ranging from the commonplace but effective baking soda, salt and bentonite clay to the more esoteric, including bamboo powder, yucca and peelu, a soft tree fiber. Natural toothpastes and mouthwashes are sweetened with vegetable glycerin, stevia or xylitol, none of which fosters bacteria growth. Xylitol, a natural sugar made from birch trees, has been shown in studies to actually prevent tooth decay and gum disease.


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