Toothpaste Recipe

One of our goals as minimalist homesteaders is to simplify our beauty and self-care routine and limit the amount of  beauty products in our home. About a year ago we began making our own toothpaste with simple ingredients. We really enjoy it, and when we run out and have to used the store bought stuff we can feel and see the difference.

Now, I am not a dentist! In fact, I stopped seeing the dentist as a teen after countless visits that left me with a killer migraine, vomiting on the street, before I could make the short 15 minute walk home.

With absent parents, I never figured out why this continued to happen during dentist visits but as soon as I had a say in the matter, I never visited the dentist again! And guess what, I still have all my teeth!

But, use this recipe, and any advice found on this blog, at your own risk!

Baking Soda is great for whitening teeth, removing stains, and has antimicrobial properties, this is the reason why it is found in many store bought toothpastes.

Coconut oil is great from improving the health of your gums and has antibacterial properties.

Bentonite Clay's binding qualities and Peppermint Essential Oil's antibacterial properties make them a great addition to your tooth care.

This toothpaste recipe is a great for whitening our teeth and it helps us to prevent cavities with out the use of chemicals!


Toothpaste Recipe

6 tbsp warmed coconut oil
2 tbsp baking soda
2 tsp bentonite clay
30 drops of peppermint essential oil

Method: Simply combine all ingredients into a glass resealable container with a wooden spoon. Using a metal spoon with neutralize the binding properties of the clay.