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Natural and Homemade Toothpaste Suggestions {recipe}

The Problem

Fluoride is a chemical put in most public water systems and is placed there because someone thought it would help prevent cavities. The metro area I live near was actually the very first city to put fluoride in their water. Experts were/are hoping that through regular fluoride consumption the rate of cavities in both young and old would be reduced.

Unfortunately, not only has it yet to be proven to be effective, it has also been shown to decrease fertility (one source and another source) in many of the animal studies that have been done. Seems that it causes multiple problems with sperm quality. Chronic exposure to fluoride has also been linked to thyroid and neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, and heart disease.

Yet it’s in almost every conventional toothpaste as  ‘cavity prevention’.

homemade toothpaste

photo credit: toasty

Another ingredient, Sodium Laurly Sulfate, is an anionic surfactant (foaming agent) that is used in many cleaning and hygiene products, both conventional and even many so called ‘natural’.

It’s the ingredient that helps to cause the foaming in our toothpastes, shampoos, bubble baths, and shaving creams. It has been linked to greater risks of developing canker sores, and more importantly it has been shown to be an endocrine disruptor as well. Which means this; once it is absorbed into the body, it mimics the activity of the hormone Oestrogen causing the natural balance of your hormones to ……disrupt.

After deciding to rid my body of exposure to these particular two toxins, I headed to the nearest health food store and browsed the shelves. I was completely surprised by how many ‘natural’ toothpastes had not one – but both of the ingredients in their mix.

Actually, not just surprised….. appalled.

How many people had done the same thing I had, in running out to find a better alternative for their families, and were misled by the ‘natural’ label?

But, I finally found a toothpaste that I thought would meet my requirements and bought it.

A few months later I noticed my teeth.

Don’t get me wrong – I brush every day, floss sometimes, but how often do you really get up close and notice your teeth? I knew I hadn’t been doing the greatest job in the world, but I seriously almost cried.

I had dark spots between, and along the gum line, of a few of my teeth. Tartar buildup.

You see, I had started using a glycerin based toothpaste, and come to find out……glycerin prevents teeth from remineralizing as it supposedly stays on the teeth for days after brushing. While studies are hard to come by, different sources claim that it can take 20 – 30 rinses to get it completely off the teeth. I don’t rinse like that, and I doubt you do either.

Plus what happens when you use it twice a day? It seems in my case anyways, my teeth have not gotten a chance to remineralize at all.

There are a few good solutions.

1. Homemade Toothpaste

Easy to make with some basic kitchen ingredients. You can also vary the flavor based on your preferences.

*Recipe Below

2. Toothpowder

I’ve used toothpowders before as well, most recently a powder from Harmony Acres Soap Company. It contains dried sage, dried orange peel, peppermint essential oil, and kaolin clay. It tastes great and keeps my teeth feeling clean, and I love the added clay compared to other herbal tooth powders. I really think it’s the one added ingredient that really gets off plague.

3. Storebought

The one store bought toothpaste that I’ve liked is by Redmond Clay. (Katie of Kitchen Stewardship gave me a tube of hers to try) it contains only hydrated Redmond Clay, Xylitol, essential oils, and Real Salt. I’ve used it a few times now, and the clay in it really helps to clean the teeth.

Better than conventional in fact.

I know because I switched to a conventional toothpaste when I needed to travel for a blogging conference and bought a tube of toothpaste. The entire weekend I was brushing my teeth multiple times per day trying to get the plaque off. Tonight I keep running my tongue over my teeth loving the fact that they feel so smooth.

Natural Homemade Toothpaste {recipe}
 
Author:
Recipe type: Natural Living
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons Dr. Bronners Castile Soap – liquid (the baby mild or almond is recommended)
  • 5 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ½ Tablespoon aluminum free baking soda
  • 10-20 drops essential oil (I used a mix of orange and mint, but base this on any Dr. Bronners you use)
  • ½ teaspoon stevia
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • optional – tooth powder
Instructions
  1. Place 2 teaspoons of Dr. Bronners into a small bowl. (This does have a small amount of glycerin in it. Some sources say it’s “different” than”normal” glycerin. I dunno. you can leave it out if you prefer.)
  2. Add in the 5 Tbsp of melted coconut oil, having it melted makes it easier to mix.
  3. Then ½ tablespoon baking soda (you can leave this out if you’d like. Personally I won’t add this every time as I’ve also heard it can wear down enamel with long term use. You can also taste it so I leave it out of my sons toothpaste) and 1 tablespoon of water,
  4. Then comes the ½ teaspoon stevia (helps to sweeten – but to much can leave it chalky feeling)
  5. Place your mix of essential oils into the bowl (I used about 10 drops sweet orange and 5 drops spearmint)
  6. If you have an herbal toothpowder, you can also add in a couple of teaspoons to this homemade toothpaste.
  7. Mix it all together and then revel at the crazy concoction you’ve just made.
  8. Pour it into a small container and let set back up. (any container will do, I happened to have a very small mason jar on hand)
  9. To use, just dab your toothbrush into the mix.

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Donielle Baker

Donielle Baker

owner and editor of Natural Fertility and Wellness at Natural Fertility and Wellness
Donielle is an author, amateur herbalist, lover of real food, and an advocate for natural health. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health, so much so that she is currently taking courses to become a master herbalist. Her personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and she began this blog in order to share all of the information she found helpful in her journey to healing.
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Comments

  1. Instead of Stevia consider using Xylitol. My dentist gave me info on this natural sweetener. It is supposed to reduce cavities. Check it out.

  2. Interesting!

    I didn’t know that baking soda had aluminum in it too! I’ve always bought the aluminum-free baking powder, but I wasn’t aware of it being in baking soda.

    I also didn’t know that stevia was really green. I mean, it makes sense and everything, but I just hadn’t thought about it! LOL

    • donielle says:

      @Tammy, I hadn’t noticed it before, but the baking soda I bought specified aluminum free so I thought I better make sure to say something.

      • @donielle, After an unsatisfactory internet search, I contacted Arm and Hammer. The reply that I got back from them stated that there is no aluminum in their baking soda.

        • @Tammy, Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3, so none of it should contain aluminum. Baking powder, however, can…that’s why I make my own!

  3. I am totally going to try this. I am not sure what is IN my toothpaste – have you noticed that they only put the ingredients on the boxes – so once you throw that away, you don’t know? I use the Jason brand. But the tube still says ” call poison control center if swallowed”. So that does not bode well. Now if you can come up with an herbal mouth rinse, you can start your own business! :)

  4. Our pediatrician was worried about my son because the water in our community didn’t have added fluoride, so he prescribed a fluoride supplement for my son to eat every day. I asked our dentist about it. He said, “Yes, fluoride will, indeed, harden your teeth. But it will also harden your internal organs.” We should not be ingesting that stuff!

  5. My sister has done this! She strongly suggests adding xylitol to it. She also uses closys mouth rinse before brushing – it strengthens the enamel on your teeth I believe. And then Listerine (name brand, not store) after. She read the book “Kick your dentist goodbye” by a dentist. I think about it a lot but haven’t tried it – I’m just getting to the shampoo bar idea. This or deordant are my next “new” thing to try!

  6. Barbara Grant says:

    This sounds great. I have used “Uncle Harry’s” toothpowder from Lehman’s. I like it, but it has mustard powder in it and is a little hot. My son won’t use it. I am going to try this, but I will substitute dolomite powder for the soda and see how it works.

  7. I think I should try this. Although, I know many who follow WAP don’t brush at all. I’ll tell you a secret — my daughter doesn’t, and her teeth and perfectly white and evenly spaced. She’s only 2 but for her age her mouth is “perfect.” So this would be more for the adults in the family. Thanks for the recipe!

    Joanna — Horrifying. Seriously.

    • donielle says:

      @Kate, Kate – I do too! I don’t think I’m quite there yet though. :-) We actually fixed a lot of my sons dark spots with CLO – I’ve been taking extra now as well.

  8. I had been using toothsoap or crest when I was feeling poor..lol. Glad
    i found this recipe. I just made some and it turned out great! I think
    i’ll leave out or reduce the stevia next time because it left a sweet aftertaste in my mouth that I didn’t love. I might add xylitol next time too. I used a combo of almond and peppermint Dr. Bronners and lavender & tea tree oil.

  9. Great post.

    My dentist revealed to me a few years ago that even though I had excellent oral hygeine, the reason why I always seem to have a cavity at every dentist visit is that some people have higher acidity than others. That rang a bell with me because I’ve tested my pH and it ranks fairly acidic. I began swishing with baking soda and using baking soda toothpaste after meals. The dark lines around my tooth/gum started disappearing and I can tell my teeth are healthier and because I keep my mouth as alkaline as possible, there is less of a chance of getting cavities, now. I swear by baking soda….mostly just the swishing with it after meals or coffee!

    • donielle says:

      @my year without, Dental issues are definitely very complex and body acidity does have something to do with it! I’ve read the book “Cure Tooth Decay” and it’s amazingly interesting and goes into detail about how cavities actually form and what causes them.

  10. Since there’s only 2 of us and the little one on the way won’t have teeth for a while my husband and I stuck a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon in the jar and use it that way instead of diping our brushes. Keeps things much cleaner and I don’t have to make as much.

  11. Michelle Turner says:

    I’ve tried brushing with diluted Dr. Bronner’s before but it left a soapy taste in my mouth. Does this taste soapy after you use it? I’d love to try it, I really want to get rid of flouridated toothpaste. I’ve been using a salt/baking soda mix sometimes but I’m worried about whether it’s too harsh for 2x per day.

    • donielle says:

      @Michelle Turner, Personally I don’t think it tastes soapy at all. It does foam just a bit, but if I rinse a couple times I can barely tell I had toothpaste in my mouth!

  12. Great post, Donielle! I have been gearing up to make homemade toothpaste, so this was great timing for me :)

    Two questions:

    1. Where do you get your essential oils or what brands to you recommend?
    2. What are your thoughts on essential oils during pregnancy, since a minute amount of the toothsoap would probably end up being swallowed?

    Thanks!

  13. That is so industrious of you to make toothpaste. I use Dr Bronner’s soap but actually don’t have time to make toothpaste, I use the toothpaste I sell to clients. It is mainly aloe vera & sea salt with a little stevia and it is pretty superb. Interestingly, customers come back and say that their gum issues have subsided since using a non sodium lauryl sulphate toothpaste. SLS is thought to contribute to mouth ulcers.

  14. Allison says:

    Well, Right now we’re back to store bought toothpaste. My husband prefers it with flouride. I prefer it without. I tried making my own using bronner and coconut oil, with a recipe very similar to yours, but after a time, the coconut oil clogged our pipes. Definitely not a desired outcome. This happened to my SIL as well. After that I bought tooth soap/ chips, but my husband never like them and after about a year my kids rebelled. So we’re back to store bought gylcerin based toothpaste that contains SLS. I’m not really thrilled about it, but the flip side is that my both of my children have had a serious amount of cavities, and they are very young. It’s at times like these that you sit back and doubt that getting rid of flouride was such a good idea. In my head I know it’s a poison. We try to be very careful of only eating wholesome, nutritious foods. Both my husband and I never had a cavity growing up, I only got my first when preg, with my second child. He just had several filled. Makes you wonder if switching and experimenting with toothpastes caused our cavities as well. Who knows.

    • donielle says:

      @Allison, I would HIGHLY suggest you read the book “Cure Tooth Decay” by Ramiel Nagel. It’s awesome and explains so much. Especially the fact that brushing has little to do with cavities!

      http://www.curetoothdecay.com/

      • Allison says:

        @donielle,

        Thanks, but I bought it and read it when dealing with my oldest’s dental issues. Maybe I’ll pull it out and read it again, but already been there and done that…….It’s all very discouraging.

  15. I am very interested in your toothpaste recipe, but since I am an European citizen, I can’t get the soap brand here. Can you tell what kind of soap that is, so I can try to replace it?

    • donielle says:

      @Iris, Iris, Dr. Bronners is a castile soap – I’d think you’d be able to find the same soap, but different brand over there?

  16. Donielle……….
    I’ve been making my own toothpaste for almost 2 years now.
    Where ever did you find a recipe using Dr. Bronner’s?
    My recipe is very similar except for Dr. Bronner’s.
    I’ll have to give it a try. Our teeth are so much better for having made the switch.
    I actually healed up an infection ,what could have turned into an abcessed tooth a few weeks ago.
    Old fillings, etc.. eventually will start to have trouble the older you get. I brushed 100% only
    with baking soda , and swished & gargled with a strong salt water ( sea salt ) solution 6 times a day and flossed 2 times a day. I was amazed at the results. It’s all gone. The symptoms were exactly what I’ve had
    before with teeth that did abcess. So this was great in that I avoided dental work this time round.

    • donielle says:

      @Pamela, A friend of mine used a recipe similar to this with the Bronners in it! Though she used much more – to soapy for me!

      So glad you were able to get rid of your tooth problems naturally! That gives me such hope in case I ever need to a bit extra.

  17. I have been wanting to try some natural toothpaste, and this is about as natural as it gets! I am gonna have to try this! thanks for the posting!

  18. Thanx, I had to look up what castile soap is and found out that it is a soap originally from Castilië and contains at least 50% olive oil, right? The soaps I sound were not liquid. Could I use a soap that contains other oils than olive oil and that is not liquid?

  19. Christina says:

    I just use plain, undiluted peppermint Bronner’s. Just one or two tiny drops is all it takes. I’ve been doing this for years and I love it. Most people say it’s too soapy for them but I’ve just gotten used to it. Granted, if you use more than a drop or two, it IS too soapy. But with a tiny amount, it’s not bad. I love the way it makes my mouth feel.

  20. I use a recipe similar to yours, but water it down a bit so it can be put in a squeeze bottle. That way everyone can share from the same batch. So far it’s worked great and I love how clean my mouth feels after brushing and how I don’t feel like I have to rinse, and rinse, and rinse again to get it all out of my mouth.

  21. I tried a similar recipie before and it was way too soapy tasting for me. I just made up this one, leaving out baking soda and flavored w/wintergreen instead and it still tastes a bit soapy…I’ll give it a try for awhile and see if I can stand it…usually that taste makes me gag. =)

    Thanks for the recipie though! I also made the deodorant today and my hubby will test it out at work! The ultimate test! =)

    Blessings!

    • donielle says:

      @tarena, Try adding the baking soda once. (you should be able to just re-melt it in a bowl of hot water) I made some up for my son without it and it’s definitely soapier. Somehow the baking soda helps. At least for me. :-)

  22. Thanks so much for the tidbit regarding the glycerine, we were making our own toothpaste for a while using glycerine with coconut oil and some peppermint or spearmint drops. I remember my sister mentioning that she couldn’t use glycerine since it was making her teeth very sensitive. We are currently using a safe brand which I purchase from Frontier coop. But I would love to start making our own tooth paste again. What about adding some peroxide for extra whitening?

    blessings and shalom
    carmen

  23. So, of course after reading this I had to go look at the boxes of “natural” toothpaste in the cupboard. T**’s has both glycerin & sulfates! Grrr. And I have two boxes of it waiting to be used when the name brand tube was gone. Double grrr. How long did you use the glycerin toothpaste & notice the damage?

    • donielle says:

      @lisa, Maybe 5….6 months? And I have some in real life friends that said it was about the same for them.

  24. I made my own toothpaste about 2 weeks ago and love it. I simply mix coconut oil, baking soda, and mint. That’s it. Simple, tasty, and effective. I don’t have a recipe as its not the “best” yet :)

  25. Barbara Grant says:

    Okay, I made it and the dolomite powder sank to the bottom! I brushed with it anyway and liked it. A question, though. What about the glycerin that is naturally in the soap? Does it rinse off?

  26. For about 6-7 years, I have used just baking soda. I had horrible cold sores etc during my second pregnancy as well as a rash the Dermatologist couldn’t identify. I took one course of anitbiotics and it went away for a week, them came right back. The doctors solution was to give me another anitbiotic for 21 days. I said, “I don’t think so!! So even though I had what felt and looked like coldsores(blisters)on under my eye and along the side of my nose for almost my entire pregnancy I decided I would take care of it my self. I first started with the toothpaste/soap/ shampoo. Everything with SLS I did not use! My solution for toothpaste was to use baking soda. I put some in a little container in the bathroom and when I use it I just dump a bit in the palm of my hand, dip my already wet toothbrush in and brush. The dentist has never said anything about the enamel wearing thin or even any evidence of it. I will just keep it up and see what happens. It works for me, but everyone is different, and everyone gets cavities at different rates regardless of brushing etc. (at least that is my opinion). I did not know about the aluminum free baking soda, so I will have to see about getting some of that. Where does one go about getting some?

  27. Donielle,

    I am really enjoying your posts about making your own deodorant and toothpaste. Now I would like to see one about making your own shampoo. I have tried the “no-poo” method of baking soda paste for shampoo and apple cider vinegar for conditioner but that never worked for me. I tried it for months and it always left my hair limp and greasy regardless of how much I tweaked my recipe. Any ideas on a homemade, effective shampoo/conditioner?

  28. Can I buy some homemade toothpaste from you? Please contact me. Thanks! :)

  29. This is a great site! I will try some of your suggestions. One question about toothpaste, though. If one of the goals is to not use flouride, but flouride is in our water, what can we do about that?

  30. Michelle Turner says:

    I tried the recipe and it’s barely soapy tasting at all! Much better than Dr. Bronner’s by itself. I also did a baking soda rinse afterwards based on the comments to the post. I only used the oil, baking soda, water, and Dr. Bronner’s, but instead of coconut oil I used palm oil (I have a tub I’ve been trying to get rid of, so for any cosmetic products that call for coconut oil I’ve been substituting it), and it makes the consistency of commercial toothpaste. Love it!

  31. This is what I use-
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46799291/xylitol-tooth-chips-4-oz-container-from?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=tooth+soap&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes=tags&includes=title

    I have been using the natural stuff for a long time but I’m started having major dental issues (first time in my life) and started looking for why and found what you did. Now I’m using the tooth soap and my teeth already seem whiter and my gums are pinking up.

  32. I use sea salt dissolved in water for mine and my 3 year old’s teeth. It is abrasive enough to remove build up and it also supplies minerals. Oh and it is antibacterial. My dentist (who doesn’t believe in remineralising teeth but believes in fluoride) even admitted it is doing a good job on our teeth and gums.

  33. Stevia has been shown to have negative side effects on your fertility… much to my dismay.

  34. I just finished making this but with Xylitol. My only concern is it is very watery right now and I am hoping it
    will solidify a bit more. Thanks for this and I will post an update later.

  35. I use a home made mix I created myself using Peelu fiber, RealSalt – fine powdered, Diatomaceous Earth, coconut oil, and colloidal silver.

    I love seeing posts of toothpaste mixes that folks come up with. But I am a bit thrown by the use of Dr Bronners if one chooses to avoid glycerin. (Dr Bronners contains glycerin!)

    • @Thia,
      My thoughts exactly.
      Anyone have a recipe without glycerin, coconut oil or abrasives, and including xylitol?
      Or has anyone just tried adding xylitol to a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap?

      • @AKF, I’ve thought of trying this recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs next. It includes sea salt, kaolin clay, baking soda, spearmint essential oil and dried sage.

        http://www.youtube.com/user/mountainroseherbs#p/u/13/Elb83dPPc0o

        The Bronners can also be left out if you’d rather, I leave it out most of the time now, though when I originally posted this recipe I had heard that the glycerin was somehow different……I can’t find the link to the article now!

        As for Xylitol, I’ve decided to stay away from it for now due to some conflicting reports. http://www.westonaprice.org/Agave-Nectar-of-the-Gods.html (zylitol is half way through)

        • @donielle,
          The only thing that I can think of with the glycerin being different is that in soap making the glycerin may be saponified along with the olive oil. The glycerin in toothpaste is probably added without a marked chemical reaction occuring.
          Just a guess.
          And I’m really excited about trying out this toothpaste. I was on GAPS for a few months (my family rebelled, it was not pretty) and two months later I developed a cavity. It is slowly getting larger. I’m back on GAPS (just me this time) and will try changing to this toothpaste tonight. I’m feeling positive that I can reverse my tooth decay! Thanks so much for this. :)

  36. Well I made it, and for me, it didn’t work. I followed the directions with the exception of adding Xylitol and it was just too liquidy. I live in the soulthwest and being summer, doesn’t allow the toothpaste to congeal. It stays liquidy and runs off the brush too fast to use properly. It also made my mouth feel like I had grease on my teeth, I just couldnt make this work and I really hoping this would be it. Instead, I use 2 parts Baking Soda to 1 part Salt with xylitol, peppermint essential oil and enough glicerin to make it like toothpaste. I love this recipe and it leaves my mouth feeling fresh. I do want to thank you donielle for sharing and I wish you all the best.

  37. I was wondering if you thought french green clay could be used instead of baking soda. I have a ton of it and have no idea how to use it and thought this might be a good idea. Also, do you think I could just mix the Dr. Bronner’s soap with the clay and some essential oils and that’s it?

    • @jennifer, I haven’t yet used clay in my toothpaste, but have heard it works well! I’d think you could easily switch it out if you’d like, just test out the flavor with the essential oils as you add them in. (by brushing, not tasting)

  38. My toothpaste recipe is 2 Tablespoons each of unrefined coconut oil and XyloSweet brand xylitol; 2 teaspoons of MagiCalcium calcium lactate powder; 0-1/2 teaspoon of A&H baking soda OR Redmond Sea Salt; a few drops of pure essential oil to taste if I feel like it.

    I alternate how much baking soda or salt is in each batch, according to how my teeth feel, and how paranoid I am that day about wearing away the enamel on my teeth. I only use XyloSweet brand xylitol as it is non-GMO, pharmaceutical grade.

    I also take Hylands Tissue Salts #1 Calc Fluor & #10 Natrum Phos to gently support the healing efforts of my body re: teeth/acid.

    I’ve been using it for well over a year now and so far so good??

  39. Donielle,

    Do you buy your stevia ground up like that or do you grind it down yourself? I bought some in bulk but it’s all leafy. Maybe I could grind it in a coffee grinder or something? (even though I don’t have one of those.)

  40. hi donielle -

    i think if you at the bronner’s soap bottle closely, you will see that it does have glycerine in it.
    http://www.drbronner.com/soapmaking_overview.html

  41. I have to trust the finest professors around.. they bury their live tree seeds before hibernation.. dig them up covered with dirt, freezing cold rain, and their in great health.. infact their some of the finest professors around compared to our species.. it’s the instinct though..

    Their wisdom, live unprocessed live seed based foods from live soil.. as soon as those live seeds are processed is where all these other factors become a concern.. I can’t even see a traditional doctor for healthcare because it’s really about disease management with so called medication, which doesn’t heal at all because it’s all degeneration management with that kind of healthcare.. I wouldn’t be foolish though, if I truly needed a immediate medical concern..

    I don’t anymore.. very fortunately.. all that stopped once I incorporated the real foods.. lentils are a great food, so with parsley.. it’s not a particular food.. it’s the whole in it’s natural state with at least some resemblence to a real food..

    The teeth and gums can and do regenerate and all the problems occur when processing those original seed based foods.. all foods originate as plant live foods.. things go very much wrong as soon as there’s little resemblence to it’s natural state.. the corn, sugar beet, even most grains and potatoes.. in it’s whole natural state dental issues wouldn’t be a concern, but as soon as it’s processed… the dental issues is only a symptom of what is really going on and yet all the rest in the species are in great health.. that instinct they have appears to have the finest expertise compared to our species experts :)

  42. My husband and I are wanting to switch to making our own toothpaste, but I’m having a difficult time finding stevia… I can find the processed stuff that is somehow, amazingly, white, but not the leaves. Where do you get yours? Thank you!

    • @Hillary, I bought mine online at Mountain Rose herbs. Though if you can’t find it locally, I wouldn’t think it’d be the “biggest” deal if you bought the white stuff since it’s in such a small amount. And you don’t swallow it. :-)

  43. Hey, Donielle:
    Your toothpaste concoction is just like mine, except that I don’t use any sweetener. Using vanilla and orange essential oils, my toothpaste tastes like an orange creamsicle. The only drawback is that vanilla essential oil is very expensive, but one bottle ($22) lasts a year or longer.

  44. I have been using just coconut oil pretty much since last May. I brush for a minute once a day. My diet isn’t perfect, but my teeth seem fine! I have pretty good teeth – maybe just one cavity in a baby tooth when I was younger. So, I think some people need extra minerals to help strengthen their teeth.

  45. Uber simple tooth powder:

    4 tablespoons Baking soda,
    1 tablespoon Dolomite
    1 stevia packet
    a couple drops of peppermint oil or extract or clove, if you are adventurous.

    Only requires about 1/4 tsp per brush. Makes one drool while brushing – but your teeth feel amazing!

  46. I made a natural tooth soap last week, but my husband can’t get past the “tastes like soap” aspect. Does yours still have a soapy taste. Also, what can you tell my about the health aspects of xylitol?

  47. Donielle, Were you able to reverse the damage the glycerin did? If so, how long did it take?

    • donielle says:

      @Kathryn, The tartar buildup was easily taken off at the dentists office, so I started with a clean slate and then it didn’t come back.

  48. Janelle says:

    We like Eco dent, it is a powder but no SLS or flouride. Done a lot of research on it and reviews are great.

  49. Thanks! I use coconut oil mixed with sea salt, stevia and vanilla.

  50. Kayla Burden says:

    I made this just now and mine looks nothing like yours! perhaps I did something wrong. Mine is more liquid than a paste. Yours looks firm. For example, if I dipped my toothbrush into my mixture it would just be like running it under water!

    how long should it “set”? maybe I just haven’t waited long enough? either way I’m anxious to try this!

  51. I just made this recipe, without the glycerin; and I added cinnamon powder (a tooth whitener),it seems to make my teeth smooth. It has also seemed to help my aching wisdom tooth that is growing in.

  52. Stephanie says:

    Hi there. I don’t have any liquid castile soap, and I don’t really want to buy any as it is quite expensive. I have an organic 100% saponified olive oil soap bar that I have been using to clean my teeth.. Do you think it would work if I melt this soap slightly and use it instead of the liquid castile soap? Cheers, Steph

  53. Why not just use dr bronner’s alone as a toothpaste? and do a coconut oil pulling afterwards? would that be just as affective?

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