Homemade Toothpaste

Skip the harmful chemicals in many commercial toothpastes and make your own. This is a simple, inexpensive, odor-eliminating, tooth-whitening, and very effective formula from Organic Body Care Recipes (Storey, 2007) By Stephanie Tourles.

1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, finely ground
1 drop peppermint, spearmint, sweet orange, clove, or cinnamon bark essential oil
A few drops tap water

Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix them thoroughly with a toothbrush, your finger, or a small spoon until a smooth, thick paste forms. The paste shouldn’t be too runny; it has to stay on your toothbrush.

Dip your toothbrush into the paste and use as you would regular commercial toothpaste.

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Angilina J.
Angilina J.2 years ago

I copied the recipe and will gladly give it a try, thank you for posting!

Catchy Orange
Maria Guimaraes2 years ago

Thank you for sharing. I am going to try it .

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

paul m.
paul m.2 years ago

Thanks for ..

wendy cornah
wendy cornah2 years ago

I just think that its too much trouble for what its worth. There are many good natural toothpastes on the market ....but thanks anyway XXX

Nikhil D
Nikhil Dutta2 years ago

I wonder how long it lasts

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Natasha Salgado
Natasha Salgado2 years ago

I like your idea but i just use a little baking soda with a mashed strawberry. This easy concoction turns any teeth into dashing Pearly whites!!!!

katarzyna phillips

good idea, i know baking soda is recommended a lot for whitening teeth, but i agree, it can be too abrasive to use each day, twice a day. also, many essential oils are not to be INGESTED so be careful you don't swallow any!