Make Your Own Natural Toothpaste

Most toothpaste contains sugar, fluoride, artificial colors, and other harmful ingredients that are best avoided.  Instead of using the toxic commercial varieties, why not make your own?  It’s simple and quick.  Once you have the essential oils needed you can use them to make the toothpaste or tooth powder, which more accurately describes it, for years to come.  Here’s how:


Natural Tooth Powder Recipe

˝ cup baking soda

10 drops pure peppermint essential oil (this is not the same as peppermint extract or fragrance oil.  Also, it should be a high quality food grade essential oil, which is available from many health food stores)

5 drops pure myrrh essential oil (optional, also available in many health food stores)

Mix all ingredients in a small jar with a lid, cover, and shake well to disperse oils throughout.  Use a small amount on a damp toothbrush the way you would use toothpaste.


The peppermint essential oil helps freshen breath, kill bacteria, and clear sinuses.  The myrrh oil is highly antibacterial and anti-fungal.  It is often used in the ancient healing arts of Ayurvedic Medicine.  The baking soda restores a natural, slightly alkaline pH balance to the teeth and gums and helps to whiten teeth.


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Drwilmar Sabout a year ago

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Jenn Peralez
Jennifer Peralez3 years ago

Any options for kids? Could I sub the peppermint for something else? My kids don't like minty stuff.

Tanya Selth
Tanya Selth3 years ago

Baking soda is sometimes called Bi-Carb soda

Wisteria K.
Past Member 3 years ago

Yes but where can I buy baking soda?
In my place of the earth we can only get tiny boxes, and I doubt it is the kind that are recommended here.

Amanda C.
Amanda C3 years ago

interesting but I think I will keep buying mine

Katya Pavlova
Katya P3 years ago

that's cool

Polly Churchman
Polly C3 years ago

can't wait to try this thank you!!

Judy Apelis
Judy A3 years ago

Thank you

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Sky P3 years ago


Rekha S3 years ago

I prefer to use colgate I'm afraid!