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.
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. ***
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!