Making Homemade Toothpaste

We are not big fans of rat poison (AKA Fluoride) in our toothpaste, so we’ve opted to make our own.  A basic toothpaste consists of Baking soda, coconut oil, and xylitol. Each of these components are awesome for your teeth!  Baking soda is a great cleaning agent as it polishes your teeth, helps fight bad breath, and also aids in whitening your teeth.  Coconut oil is awesome for its natural antibacterial properties.  Xylitol is not only a great sweetener, but it also helps prevent tooth decay.

For this recipe, we started out with 3/4 cup of melted extra virgin coconut oil.

We then added in 1 1/3 cup baking soda and stirred and mashed out any clumps.

Lastly, we ran 1 cup of xylitol through the food processor until it was a powdered form.  You can purchase xylitol as a powder, but we had the crystals. ***

 Mix in your xylitol and you’re good to go! Yields approximately 2 cups of toothpaste.

You now have a paste for brushing your teeth.  There are a few ways you can store it.  You can either just put it in a jar and scoop a little out with your brush each time, or you can put it into a squeeze bottle.  I’ve seen others put it in a cake decorating bag with a decorating tip.  I think that would work better than the squeeze bottle as the toothpaste can get a little harder in the winter months.  Coconut oil gets rather hard in cooler temps.  Our squeeze bottle’s tip was much too skinny and it was a bit challenging to squeeze out.  One with a larger tip would work much better!


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8 Responses to Making Homemade Toothpaste

  1. littlemoose says:

    WOW! Does it taste like coconut?

    • hineylineys says:

      Yes, it does… However, if you use a different type of coconut oil such as the Luanna one from Walmart, it will not taste like coconut. Only thing is with that oil is that most of the good for you properties of the oil are gone as it is more processed. There is one other type of coconut oil that you can get where the coconut flavor is gone but it still has the good for you stuff. I just can’t recall the name of it.

  2. Mrs. Smitty says:

    Love! Pinning this and trying it out asap. Thanks!

    • hineylineys says:

      Mine is a bit hard this time of year… but it still works. I’ve been keeping it in a bowl with a lid, and I just scoop it out onto my toothbrush with the back of the brush 🙂

  3. The blog was very interesting to read and the tips to make a tooth paste at home was useful as well. I have seen many people making their own toothpaste at home, as there are no chemicals in it and also economical. I think it is a better idea to prepare a toothpaste without the fluoride in it. I hope this blog will be useful for many people and I have to thank you for taking time to share this information with everyone.

  4. Audra says:

    Awesome! I am definitely sharing this with my “crunchy” friends! I’m so glad that Eco-Crazy Mom sent me to check out this blog!

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