Avoid fluoride and other harsh chemicals found in most commercial toothpastes by making your own healthy toothpaste at home.
Traditional store-bought toothpastes aren’t gonna kill you… but the little things that we do for our health add up in a big way.
Using this natural toothpaste recipe is a win-win situation because you aren’t sacrificing cleaning power for better health. In fact, I find that this toothpaste cleans your teeth better and as an added bonus it appears to be more cost effective in the long run.
Watch this short and simple DIY (do it yourself) video with Stasha demonstrating how to make homemade natural toothpaste from her easy recipe.
How to Make Natural Toothpaste
Natural Toothpaste Recipe
- Add 3 tablespoons Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil into a bowl
- Add 1½ to 2 tablespoons of Baking Soda into bowl with Coconut Oil
- Add 3 to 4 drops of your favorite essential oil such as Peppermint or Orange
- Mix / Mash all ingredients into a homogeneous (evenly mixed) paste
- Enjoy the fruits of your labor!
How Different is Natural Toothpaste From Regular?
What does it taste like? How do you apply it since you aren’t squeezing it from a tube? Does it foam? Is it messy? Does the toothpaste stay solid when I store it? Does the toothpaste “go bad” quickly? Should I avoid spitting down the sink because of the coconut oil?
It tastes a tad salty but with an essential oil like peppermint it’s very similar to normal toothpaste taste.
I just scrape a little up from the container with my finger and put it on the toothbrush or my teeth. You have to be careful to get it worked in at first because it’s not sticky.
No, it does not foam. It has more substance than brushing with baking soda alone, which is good but it does not foam.
Yes, it can be a little more messy. The coconut oil will start to become liquid from the warmer temperature in your mouth and there will not be the foaming action to keep it more contained. Just make sure you brush over the sink.
Yes, as long as it is stored at room temperature it will stay in solid form. Virgin coconut oil melts at 76 °F.
No, coconut oil is a natural antimicrobial and is added to many foods to serve as a preservative. Your toothpaste should be good for months.
Yes, you should probably avoid spitting the used toothpaste down the sink, especially if you have a septic tank. Coconut oil rehardens at room temp and can clog your pipes.
What does it taste like?
How do you apply it since you aren’t squeezing it from a tube?
Does it foam?
Is it messy?
Does the toothpaste stay solid when I store it?
Does the toothpaste “go bad” quickly?
Should I avoid spitting down the sink because of the coconut oil?
Toothpaste Color Code
There is some information going around about a Toothpaste Color Code. It’s a little hard to phrase in order to search for the information. Some people will try to describe it as the Toothpaste Color Bar, some call it the Toothpaste Tube Color Bar and still many others will call it the Toothpaste Tube Color Codes. For the sake of continuity we’ll call it the Toothpaste Color Code.
There have been a lot of false claims regarding these little strips at the end of toothpaste tubes. On the back of the tube, where the tube has been crimped and sealed there is usually a little square or rectangle and it can be a variety of colors.
Circulating urban myth has it that if the Toothpaste Color Code is Green then it is All Natural. If it is Blue then it is Natural + Medicine. If it is Red then it is Chemicals + Medicine. And if it is Black then it is All Chemicals. This is false and pure urban myth. These strips or color codes are known in the manufacturing process as “Eye Marks” and are read by machine sensors in order to know where to crimp and seal each tube. They are typically the same color as one of the colors printed on the toothpaste tube.
If you can find verifiable evidence that toothpaste manufacturers have collaborated to present the color of their toothpaste tube “Eye Marks” as a tool to alert consumers to the nature of their product’s ingredients, please provide us with the information and we’ll be happy to update this post for fellow readers. I have not been able to find any verifiable source for such a claim.
Enjoy Your Own Natural Toothpaste
I say, enjoy making and using your own natural toothpaste. You know exactly what has gone into it, as well as when it was “manufactured.” Plus, it’s kind of fun!
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