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This summer, my recipe for homemade coconut oil toothpaste was featured on CoconutOil.com and Health Impact News. I use this toothpaste all the time and love it. Now that the weather is cooling off, the coconut oil sets up a little firmer than I'd like. To remedy, I just run the sides of the jar under warm water right before brushing. Works like a charm!
I encourage you to read the full article here, where I discuss the reason behind the ingredients that I chose for my toothpaste. Now, on to the recipe!
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Make Your Own: Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe
This recipe is simple to make and only takes a few minutes to mix together. If your house is warm, it will be a thin paste, due to the melting coconut oil. If you store it in the fridge, it will set up too hard to use, so I just keep it on the counter in the bathroom. The green stevia powder is optional, but without it, the mixture can be a little bitter. I make mine without the stevia now that I am used to the toothpaste. The Castile-style soap is also optional, but this gives it the foaming result that people expect from toothpaste. I have linked to the products from my affiliate partners that I personally recommend.
Whisk or fork for mixing
Airtight container for storing
makes approx. ¾ cup
- 4 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
- 4 tbsp. bentonite clay (I get my cosmetic clays from Mountain Rose Herbs)
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- ½ tbsp. myrrh gum powder (I get mine from Mountain Rose Herbs)
- 2 tsp. castile-style soap (optional)
- ¾ tsp. green stevia powder (optional – I get mine from Mountain Rose Herbs)
- ½ tsp. finely ground sea salt
- 30-40 drops of peppermint essential oil (this is the brand I recommend)
- 10-15 drops of liquid minerals (optional)
If your sea salt is coarse, you can run it through a coffee grinder to make it powdery. You want it to be as fine as possible.
In a glass bowl, mix all of the ingredients together until completely combined. Pour into an airtight container. Use a little on your toothbrush and brush as normal. The toothpaste will be salty from the baking soda and sea salt, so it might take a little getting used to, if you are transitioning off of commercial toothpaste. Rinse well and don’t forget to floss!
Because there are no ingredients in the toothpaste that will “go bad” so-to-speak, this product will keep for a long time, but making it in small batches is best.
Note: Some people are concerned about the coconut oil clogging their drains. If this is a concern, just spit the toothpaste in a trash can when you are finished.
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Since I am a fanatic about keeping my skin and body care non-toxic, I get a lot of questions about what my routine is and what products I use. I created this video to discuss all of that and more. The video below that features a lot of the hair care products that I use, including henna and my favorite clean shampoo.