Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Homemade Toothpaste

My dad, every now and again, talks about how bad fluoride is for our health.  I understand his concern, but since we're on city water, there's not much I could do about the water supply at the moment.  We could, however, change our toothpaste.

This recipe, I got from Thankfully Thrifty.  Just like the deodorant, it's super simple.  Two tablespoons of coconut oil, 3 tablespoons of baking soda, and I cut the salt down to a 1/2 teaspoon. 

 I just mixed the ingredients into a paste and that's it! 

The original recipe calls for flavoring, but all I have is vanilla and I'm not really into that as far as toothpaste goes. It definitely tastes like salty baking soda.  But it isn't really offputting.  It did a fine job of cleaning my teeth.  Perhaps even better than my old toothpaste.  Like the oil cleansing method, I'm going to give this a few weeks to see if I'll stick with it long term.


  1. My grandma used to brush her teeth with soda and salt. She would wet her toothbrush and dip it in. I'm not brave enough to try it though!

  2. As I thought about it, my dad had his own tooth powder when I was a kid. It was almost sweet tasting, I kind of liked it.

    It's not terrible, just really salty. I did buy some peppermint oil yesterday to see if that will help it out at all. You could always just give it a try once to see what it's like. The recipe is so close to deodorant that you could take a swipe out of the deodorant container before you add cornstarch.