So, my husband thinks I might be a little crazy (and yep, he’s probably right!) but I made homemade toothpaste yesterday.
Some of you are probably shaking your heads right now and thinking what someone said yesterday, “Good grief! Go clip a coupon and buy yourself some Colgate!”
And yes, it might seem ridiculous — especially since I can often get free toothpaste by combining coupons with sales. However, when I saw the recipe the other day on Thankfully Thrifty, I realized I had all of the ingredients on hand and I wanted to try it — mostly out of curiosity!
It whipped it up in less than a few minutes and smelled delicious. But when I put a little on my toothbrush the first time, I just about gagged.
It has a very strong and salty flavor — something I’m not used to with regular toothpaste. However, once I got over that, I actually think it cleans really, really well.
And I think I actually might end up really liking it. Only time will tell for sure on that, but it’s certainly fun to be able to say I’ve made my own toothpaste since most people probably don’t do that on a regular basis.
Want to join me in the craziness and try making your own homemade toothpaste, too?
Homemade Toothpaste Recipe
- 2-3 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 Tablespoons baking soda
- 1-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 10-15 drops peppermint or spearmint essential oil
Stir together. Add more coconut oil, if need be.
Store in an airtight container or squeeze bottle.
Recipe from Thankfully Thrifty
Do note that the ingredients are somewhat expensive, especially if you’re used to getting toothpaste for free. But if you usually pay for all natural toothpaste, I’d definitely recommend experimenting with making your own. It’s so easy to do and much, much less than what you’d pay for all natural toothpaste.
If you a recipe that’s a little bit less on the salty side, this Homemade Toothpaste Recipe on Keeper Of The Home has Xylitol or Stevia in it to sweeten it. If you just want a really inexpensive recipe that gets the job done, DIY Natural has a very cheap Homemade Toothpaste Recipe without coconut oil in it.
Have you made your own toothpaste before? If so, what recipe did you use and what did you think of it? I’d love to hear!