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Make Your Own Natural Toothpaste

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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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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11:42AM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

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

1:12AM PST on Jan 15, 2014

Baking soda is sometimes called Bi-Carb soda

10:26AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

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.

5:23PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

interesting but I think I will keep buying mine

7:39PM PST on Dec 14, 2013

that's cool

8:50AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

can't wait to try this thank you!!

3:40PM PST on Nov 9, 2013

Thank you

9:48AM PDT on Oct 24, 2013


5:22AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

I prefer to use colgate I'm afraid!

9:29AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

I use baking soda and it works wonders on my teeth but it tastes horrible. Thanks

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