June 13, 2008

Homemade toothpaste

I made it finally- I've had the recipe for months. My husband and I have been using Uncle Tom's brand of natural toothpaste for a year or so now. So, we are used to the less sweet more baking soda-y taste. To anyone who isn't used to it, it will be quite a change. That toothpaste has gone up and can cost close to $4 per tube. So, I happened on this recipe and just happened to have all the ingredients, so here it is.

2 T virgin coconut oil- has to be the good kind
3 T baking soda
5-8 drops peppermint or spearmint essential oil
pinch of stevia powder or 5-6 drops stevia liquid

(stevia is an herb that is naturally sweet)

Basically you just mix it all together and put in a sealed container. I just dip my toothbrush in it and brush. My teeth feel very smooth after brushing, however I'm told it doesn't totally take away bad breath. Maybe I should add more peppermint...

My husband tried it this morning and he liked it. I may try one for the girls only use some tangerine essential oil and vanilla extract and more stevia. We'll see...

Deodorant recipe coming soon :)
Sorry there are no pictures. I just don't have the time I would like to take and download pictures right now. Maybe in the future I can get some up. There's not really a lot to see on this one.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you mean Tom's of Maine?

Brandy said...

I've got a recipe for this ... and homemade deodorant ... just haven't tried 'em yet. Am kinda waiting until I run out of the store bought stuff we have first.

Anneatheart said...

LOL!! YES! I meant Tom's of Maine...everytime I see the tube for some reason my brain sees 'Uncle Tom'.

Sarah Dee said...

I will have to try this. I noticed just today that toothpaste is going up in price... everything is. Even my favorite cat litter went up!! I guess the cost of gasoline is raising the price of everything that is transported by truck.

Amanda said...

I have seen recipes for homemade mouth wash but I don't have one on hand. I'm sure that would help to freshen breath. Thanks for the recipe. We just bought our first tubes of Tom's of Maine and it is expensive. My dd#2 doesn't like it because it is not pink colored but we are not going back!

SouthernMom said...

I have been wanting to try this. I don't know how well it will go for DH he is very picky when it comes to toothpaste. Who knows he may want to make make the switch. Where do you get your essential oil? I have been researching a few companies.