Making your own Toothpaste is Easy ~ Sugar-free, Tasty, and it Works Great!
Homemade Mint Toothpaste
This is all that you need:
2 tablespoons 76 degree coconut oil
3 tablespoons baking soda
1/2 small packet of stevia powder (or ground natural stevia leaf)
20-25 drops of peppermint oil ***(use spearmint oil if you don't like a spicy taste)
1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, using a fork.
*** Start out with about half of the amount of peppermint oil and see how you like it. Too much peppermint oil for your taste and you'll end up with something that you will consider too spicy to use.
This is all you need:
Cinnamon ~ Omit the mint oil and substitute a few drops each of cinnamon and clove oil. You can use powdered cinnamon and clove, but expect the paste to be a little bit gritty. I find it best to use less at the beginning and add little bits at a time as cinnamon and clove tend to be strong and spicy, depending upon the brand you have at home.
Lavender Vanilla ~ Omit the mint from the original recipe and substitute ground lavender flower heads. A drop or two of pure vanilla extract adds body to this recipe.
Experiment with your favorite herbs and spices. Have fun and brush, brush, brush!
HINTS and TIPS
If you don't have 76 degree Coconut Oil you can use a higher degree, but just be sure that you use the kind that is solid at room temperature. If you try to use denatured or fractionated Coconut Oil it will be too liquid and will not thicken at all. Coconut Oil is an excellent base for homemade pastes...i think you'll love it. Coconut Oil will melt at 76 degrees so the toothpaste becomes liquid when you brush, and coats well. The nature of coconut oil is not the same as with most vegetable oils and it will not leave any oily or greasy feeling in your mouth. It will feel fresh and clean.