Homemade Toothpaste

I can’t remember the last time I bought toothpaste — it’s definitely been a few years. I believe I was inspired to make homemade toothpaste when Tom’s of Maine sold to Colgate, and my favorite natural toothpaste changed. Here are my recipes. Like all toothpaste, do not swallow. Spit it out and rinse with water.


1. Plain old baking soda.  I keep baking soda in a pretty jar in my bathroom and shake a little out into the palm of my hand. Dip a wet toothbrush into the baking soda, and brush away.


2. Baking soda and vegetable glycerin. Put baking soda into a small container and slowly add pure vegetable glycerin until you get the desired consistency. You can add a few drops of essential oil of peppermint and/or clove if you like.


3. Hydrogen Peroxide Brushing Rinse. You may have seen this in health stores for beaucoup dollars. This is odd, since hydrogen peroxide is one of the cheapest things you can buy. Pour hydrogen peroxide into a small bottle. Add a few drops of essential oil of peppermint and/or clove if you like. To use, pour a small amount into a cup and dilute with water (one part peroxide mix, one part water). Swish around in your mouth and brush with a toothbrush. Can also be used as a mouthwash.

Vegetable Glycerin is great for many homemade products. It’s cheap, edible, and a great moisturizer. I’ve been using this brand:


Do you have a homemade toothpaste recipe? Feel free to share it with us!

These recipes are not intended as medical advice. Please see my disclaimer.

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