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Here's a recipe for an all-natural toothpaste that you can feel good about using. It makes your mouth feel clean and refreshed, and your teeth sparkling white.

This recipe combines information from blogs, Facebook posts, essential oil and herb catalogs, ingredient lists from Tom's of Maine and Earthpaste Toothpaste, and Ayurveda. I have tried a number of different all-natural recipes, and I wanted to make something that took the best elements of it all, and make a paste that was pleasant both in taste and texture.

Feel free to adjust amounts to your liking, eliminating and/or adding ingredients. I keep the paste in a jar, and use a very small spatula to apply a generous amount on my toothbrush. Brush as long as you can, the longer, the better.  I incorporate the "Oil Pulling" method, swishing the oil mixture around my mouth, pulling it through my teeth.   Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice not just for teeth and gum care, but for healing and detoxifying the entire body. Check it out.

I believe that we can begin to change the world with just one happy and healthy smile. Happiness is Health and Health is Wealth. One world, One Love!

*Please note*

I used Neem oil that was labeled "for the garden." You may want to use Neem oil specifically used for cosmetic purposes, but I had this bottle on hand for organic gardening, and since the label says 100% pure and organic I kept it in the mix.

Neem oil also has a strong odor. Mixed with everything else, it isn't as noticeable, but if you are sensitive to the smell, you may want to use less. I saw a post on a forum where someone tried oil pulling just with pure Neem oil to rid of a mouth infection. His gums were bleeding the next day. So increase at your own risk.

Also, "oil pulling" is usually done with pure sesame or coconut oil, and because the toothpaste contains other ingredients like baking soda and neem oil, you may want to test how much "pulling" your gums will be able to handle.  If you find that this recipe irritates your gums, you may want to also want to reduce the amount of baking soda, or just add more coconut oil.  

Take note that coconut oil is liquid when the temperature is above 75 degrees F, and a solid when below. So during warm days you may want to give your container a shake, and use a spoon.

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GillyJames4 months ago

Very helpful - thank you. I agree with the anti- fluoride people, having done lots of research. It's very hard to avoid where I live because they put it in the water. So I drink bottled water, which is probably just as bad because of the plastic!!!!! I haven't used fluoride toothpaste for years and my teeth are very healthy. I put it down to regular use of the tiny interdental brushes every night after brushing my teeth with the purest toothpaste I can get. I will definitely be making this.

can you just filter your tap water? Plastic bottles leach chemicals into the water, which is why all soda and water have expiry dates (which I always found funny, until I realised why, then it was just disturbing!). Anyway, good luck with your paste making. I love being able to make my own 'flavours'! Tutti Fruiti!!! :P

Get a Berkey water filter, there is no better.

winetam1 year ago

I use equal parts baking soda and vegetable glycerin, with a light sprinkle of salt, and approx a half tsp of Thieves Oil per half cup of mixture. I also add about a tsp of coconut oil per half cup mixture. You can play with the mix for consistency and taste . I keep it in a hermetically sealable glass jar (the kind with the clear rubber ring and metal closure -- you can get them at Hobby Lobby). I order the Thieves Oil from Young Living Essential Oils, the glycerin and organic coconut oil from eBay. Wonderful mixture. Great history on Thieves Oil, too, during The Plague....

Hi, I've read that glycerin is actually not good for your teeth because it blocks 'mineralisation', or something. I imagine that means it creates a coating on the enamel that prevents the baking soda from doing much good. I need to do more reading, but I stopped using glycerin-based toothpastes and have noticed an improvement. Something to look into, anyway.

I've heard similar. it's meant to stop the teeth repairing themselves or something
prickly vegan2 months ago

I love the idea of adding clay. Thank you so much for this idea! I hadn't thought of it. I find baking soda too abrasive, but mix it with olive oil and find that helps a lot. Adding clay might make it perfect. Thank you!

Glad to see someone else likes clove too. Tied with fennel for best toothpaste flavour ever!

blooming_fern5 months ago


epage31 year ago
I've never heard of the 'Redmond Clay'what you else would you use it for and is there an alternative. I've been making toothpaste with sage oil, rock salt., baking soda and peppermint. I suppose the problem is that the baking soda is the base and could strip away layers on the tooth. Will give this one a go :) thanks
Ina Earth Lover (author)  epage31 year ago

I purchased my Redmond Clay from Amazon for $11, and I use it to make my own clay mask mixed with drops of tea tree oil. Another alternative would be Bentonite clay. I know what you're saying about the baking soda being too abrasive, that's why I like the coconut oil being the main ingredient. Good luck and thanks for giving this recipe a try :)

I can't wait to try this. Please .. anyone that does not know the true dangers of flouride, please do some research. It is poison!!
carlmed1 year ago
floride is a poison that should not be in toothpaste
Monsterguy1 year ago
Without fluoride this doesn't seem like a great idea.

depends upon your viewpoint - in that there's contention as to how beneficial fluoride itself is to the human body. If you are that concerned, then you may also purchase a fluoride paste, used extremely sparingly, it will last you ages. you only need the tiniest 'iccle bit, still saving you money. Dependant upon where you are, you may get the paste prescribed by a dentist and so not pay for it, or pay a minimal amount - if it's not available on the shelf.