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Avoid the Chemicals and Make Your Own Coconut Oil Toothpaste
Did you know that you can make your own coconut oil toothpaste with just a few simple ingredients that you have in your kitchen?
Not only is coconut oil toothpaste effective, with it you can avoid all of the chemicals and toxic ingredients in commercial toothpaste and save money!
I started making my own toothpaste a little over a year ago after discovering a few ingredients in a “natural” toothpaste that I wasn’t comfortable using. This toothpaste is a great alternative and is very easy to make!
Ingredients to Watch Out for In Toothpaste
All commercial toothpaste contain harmful and toxic ingredients, such as; titanium dioxide, FD&C Blue Dye # 1 & 2, sodium lauryl sulfate, and sodium fluoride. These ingredients can also be found in toothpaste that is labeled “all natural”, particularly sodium fluoride. These chemicals are not only harmful to your delicate tooth enamel, they also affect your overall health! Glycerin is another ingredient to be cautious of as it can inhibit remineralization of teeth. It is often an ingredient in fluoride-free toothpaste as well.
How Coconut Oil Toothpaste Works
Coconut oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal! Studies have shown that coconut oil destroys the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. The other primary ingredient in this toothpaste is baking soda. Baking soda is a very mild abrasive which aids in cleaning and whitening teeth, and restoring pH balance.
Homemade Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Toothpaste Ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 2 tablespoons Baking Soda
- 10 drops of Peppermint oil (optional)
*You can make a larger or smaller batch depending on how long you would like it to last and what size container you’re storing it in.
1. Mix baking soda and coconut oil in a small container, until it forms a paste like consistency
2. Add several drops of peppermint oil and mix (*peppermint is optional)
Have you tried a baking soda and coconut oil toothpaste?
I only use coconut oil and baking soda toothpaste since last year. I love it and I am never going back to commercial toothpaste in a plastic tube. It does harden if the room temperature drops a bit, but it doesn’t matter: I store it in a glass jar (old jam jar recycled) and if it is too hard, I use an old nail file I keep for this purpose to cut a small chunk and pop it into my mouth where it melts in seconds. I am trying to find a mould to pour the paste into and where each piece will be the size of my thumb nail, which is about the amount I need to brush my teeth, so I just need to grap a piece to put directly in my mouth and brush.
There are suppository molds that work great. You could also make your own with aluminum foil wrapped around cool mixture, take it out while still cool and put in your mouth to warm it up.
I have put jar in HOT water to liquefy it a little and “swipe” tooth brush across it.. and “brush teeth” I ALSO make and HAVE taken COLLOIDAL SILVER the last 11 years.. My body is ACCLIMATING to fight off viruses..
I hope your not using regular baking soda. i would get pure 99% food grade, not arm and hammer, because it has added aluminum as a caking agent and brushing your teeth with that will scrape away the enamel and damage your teeth. JTLYK. use extra virgin coconut oil with the pure baking soda and a hint of sea salt
Hello, I know this is an old blog. I stopped using commercial toothpaste and switched to coconut oil, baking soda and peppermint because of all the toxic ingredients in toothpaste. I have noticed my teeth feeling very sensitive all of a sudden when they never were feeling that way. Could there be a reason this is happening? I am thinking about switching back to arm and amor sensitive toothpaste..please help
I have sensitive teeth and haven’t had any problems with it, but you could switch back and see if it resolves to determine if that was the cause or not.
I was oil pulling for gum health but decided I could just make my own toothpaste with the coconut oil and get the same effect. I have used EV coconut oil , baking soda and peppermint for about three years, occasionally I’ll add activated charcoal or bentonite clay. I also make a pre brush rinse using 1% food grade hydrogen peroxide, lemon. clove, eucalyptus, rosemary, cinnamon and peppermint essential oils. My gum health has improved greatly. I guestimate the oils according to how much peroxide I use, just go easy on the rosemary and always use distilled water to dilute the peroxide.
Happy to hear your gun health has improved 🙂
If you do not have peppermint oil , is there a substitute?
Is this safe for toddlers and kids? I don’t like a lot of the “natural” tooth paste that is offered at the store. I plan to leave out the peppermint oil if I try it.
Hi. A friend of mine told me she makes her own toothpaste with the oil and soda. I looked for an exact recipe and found yours. Its Great. I have been using straight baking soda for years, but this will be even better, because of radiation treatments for thyroid cancer, my saliva glands don’t work at all. I am glad the oil will take the place of the saliva in a way, for protection. Besides, its tastes great as well. 🙂
Glad it is working well for you! It’s the best. Plus, my teeth are whiter from using it 🙂
Since fluoride in toothpaste and water etc in Ireland caused my pineal brain tumor (pineal gland is where fluoride accumulates) I stopped drinking fluoridated water and toothpaste. For years I used fluoride free toothpaste from health store but found upon checkup in dentist my teeth got worse (due to citric acid etc in the supposedly healthy toothpaste) For the last month I’ve been using homemade toothpaste from a 500g jar of organic coconut oil, 8 tablespoons of bread/baking soda and lots of peppermint oil. But due to mental health issues from the tumor and the fact bread/baking soda is acidic I’m really anxious that this homemade toothpaste is still causing my teeth damage so after brushing with it I rinse my mouth with fluoride free water and chew sugarfree gum for sometimes up to an hour afterwards but I’m still anxious and paranoid etc that it’s doing damage and that I’ll. soon be toothless etc. I’m 31 now but due to tooth damage caused from fluoride toothpaste I currently have tons of fillings, 2 extracted teeth and a crown etc. Please put my mind at ease etc re my current dental regime. Thanks
So sorry to hear that 🙁 How do you like the coconut oil/baking soda toothpaste mixture?
You should Google baking soda. It actually helps alkalize your body instead of being acidic. I use about 1/2 teaspoon in a glass of water every morning to keep my pH level more alkaline. It can raise blood pressure, so eating healthier low sodium choices would be a good idea.
Hi, just as someone who has a sincere question about this toothpaste. I started trying this coconut oil and baking soda toothpaste a few days ago and every time and I mean every time I have brushed my teeth since using this stuff my gums bleed and not just a little bit but my saliva is dark red and blood pools in my mouth. I swish with water for a few minutes after brushing and that seems to help a little bit to get the blood out of my mouth. But, throughout the day my gums are still very raw feeling and my mouth is sore. Is all of this due to just starting with this toothpaste and my mouth adjusting? Or is this a big sign that I should not continue using this toothpaste? Note: I use coconut oil products and the oil for various other uses and have never had a reaction to it before.
Anyone experienced bad breath after using coconut oil and baking soda toothpaste without pepper mint oil ..
I’ve just discovered this method and will be making a trip to the health food store today! My question is how many of you are still using the toothpaste and how is it working for you? Maybe post before and after (several months) of using it? My teeth are pretty yellow and have lost all of their enamel. Will this help reverse the effects? Thanks in advance!
I’ve been using it for years. My teeth are definitely whiter, although not as white as they used to be when I used those crest white strips like crazy in college.
I just used the toothpaste recipe you posted here and I could not believe I was looking in the mirror as I was brushing and I literally saw my teeth getting whiter! I thought is was just because of the coconut oil making them shine, but no they really are much brighter! I use fresh mint from my herb garden and let it sit overnight then removed the mint leaves and it was nice and minty! Thank you for sharing your recipe! Im going to also try oil pulling. Thank you Deanna
Baking soda and Coco Treasure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil toothpaste have a very good effect on the teeth. It is ultra mild I feel clean. I am using this for several months now and because of the perks I reaped from these power products, I highly recommend them to anyone who has sensitive teeth. Also, if you want teeth as white as crystal, you should try it.
GREAT RECIPE!, CAN YOU USE HIMALAYAN PINK SALT INSTEAD BAKING SODA? OR WOULD IT BE TO HARSH?.
Hiya, I notice you mention that baking soda is a mild abrasive. With that in mind, I was wondering if this toothpaste helps to remineralize teeth?
Yes, it can. I also like to add in calcium powder for remineralizing too.
Thanks Lori. Where do you source your calcium powder from? I’m in the UK but I imagine it would be similar.
I order it online. I think the brand I use is Now foods.
I wash my face with coconut oil- and remove eye makeup- as well. From my experience, turning the water on hot tends to cause the compressed coconut oil to liquify a bit if I place the jar close to the sink. Of course with the humidity that comes with summer, that isn’t necessary this time of year. Then I add the baking soda and a few drops of peppermint oil. For this I do not include an oil pulling routine. I don’t want to overdo it…. plus I prefer not to swish anything (not even water) for 10-20 minutes in my mouth.
Coconut oil is great! I’ve noticed my teeth are whiter from doing it and I’m not getting as much plaque.
I’ve been making my own CO TP for a couple yrs and can’t imagine going back to store bought TP. Using this TP keeps me from dentist offices.
If I had known this years ago I would have a mouthful of better teeth. Grape Seed Extract saves me too.
Wow! I’m Glad we have a tropical climate here in Philippines and Blessed with lots of Coconut Trees!!! I must try this Coconut toothpaste and share it with my friends.. Thanks for the Idea.
That’s awesome! I would love to have coconut trees.