How to Make Toothpaste using Coconut Oil: Our plan has always been to try and make each and every beauty product that we use daily. In the wake of recent headlines accusing Colgate Toothpaste of using cancer causing ingredient triclosan, we thought this may be the perfect time for some homemade toothpaste.
DIY health and beauty products have many benefits; budget friendly and free of most harmful chemicals. The toothpaste recipe we found on Family Sponge was very simple and took less than 5 minutes to make.
6 tbsp coconut oil
6 tbsp baking soda
25 drops essential oil (whatever you prefer— I used Peppermint)
Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in a bowl. Pour into a mason jar and seal it up until ready to use.
Using a popsicle stick to get it out of the jar and onto your toothbrush works well. Do not dip your brush directly into the jar, you will be spreading the germs from your brush into the unused toothpaste.
The recipe we found online called for 1 tsp stevia (or more if you like it sweeter.) Since we did not have any on hand, we made ours without. The baking soda taste comes through pretty strong without the stevia, so next time we are at the store we will pick some up and add it in.
My teeth definitely feel clean after brushing with homemade recipe.
Do you make your own toothpaste? Comment below and tells us what you do different.