Thursday, December 15, 2011

Making Toothpaste at Home

I have been looking forward to making homemade toothpaste for quite some time now. Neither Jonathan nor I like the foaming action of other toothpastes and he had bought a toothpaste last time that contained foamers. As for me, when I was in Ketchikan I couldn't find any toothpaste that wasn't exactly what I wanted. (And when I returned from KTN I realized that he and I had bought the same toothpaste. :o) I had experimented with making a small amount a couple weeks ago, but Tuesday morning we officially ran out of the "other" stuff and so I could finally test out a new recipe! I used this recipe for homemade toothpaste by Crunchy Betty as my base, but I altered it a little bit.

The good part about this recipe is that it's made with coconut oil, which is really, really good for you. It is like doing oil pulling on a very small scale, as well. This also probably cost 40 cents to make or something like that, too. I always have coconut oil around because it's a main oil in my soaps, so why not try it out? Needless to say, I am very happy with the results. My mouth felt very clean and not in a weird, fake way. Also, Jonathan told me after he tried it for the first time that he really liked it, too, so it's a win!

Got my supplies out. You will need baking soda, coconut oil, peppermint oil, and a jar to mix things in. 

I measured out three tablespoons of baking soda. 

I measured out three tablespoons of coconut oil. 

I mixed it all together with a fork...see how easy this is? 

I put in one teaspoon of peppermint essential oil. Ta da! Toothpaste!
I did not add the vegetable glycerin or stevia, as mentioned in Crunchy Betty's post,
although I bet it would be good.

Edit: Vegetable glycerin makes it WAY better! More toothpaste consistency and easier to brush with. Add about 1 teaspoon and see how that feels.

I scooped a little blob onto my toothbrush. 


And then I got myself some clean teeth!

1 comment:

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