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Homemade Toothpaste {All Natural, Easy, Healthy}

by Shirley
Homemade Toothpaste {All Natural, Easy, Healthy}

Homemade toothpaste using baking soda and coconut oil is creamy and effective. Organic virgin coconut oil is an impressive superfood that smells and tastes great at the same time. So easy to make and so healthy. Enjoy an outstanding homemade toothpaste made of two simple ingredients. You may also add optional add-ons such as peppermint essential oil.

Homemade Toothpaste {All Natural, Easy, Healthy Way}
Homemade Toothpaste {All Natural, Easy, Healthy Way}

My journey toward a healthier living and eating in fact started with making my toothpaste back in 2015. Don’t get me wrong, I consider myself always live a healthy lifestyle. However, the watershed moment occurred when I discovered I had allergic reactions to certain chemicals put into the commercial toothpaste. Read more here about my story.

I have been making and using homemade toothpaste since and couldn’t be happier. In this article, I am going to share all the lessons learned, as well as tips and tricks on how to make a perfect homemade toothpaste for yourself!

What do you need to make an all-natural, effective, and healthier toothpaste at home?

Ingredients for homemade toothpaste

Ingredients are quite simple. Baking soda and organic virgin coconut oil are all you need as the essential elements. This is the version I use daily. You may add optional add-ons such as peppermint essential oil. However, if your tooth is prone to stain as I do, I suggest just keeping it simple.

Baking soda and coconut oil are also impressive all-natural tooth-whiting substances. How wonderful you can clean and whitening at the same time, using quality all-natural ingredients.

Ingredients, Tools and Gadgets for Homemade Toothpaste
Ingredients, Tools and Gadgets

Helpful Tools and Gadgets

A 2-cup glass measuring cup along with a mini silicone spatula helps with the mixing and scraping.

A kitchen scale to measure out ingredients.

A couple of 4-oz amber glass big mouth jars to store the homemade toothpaste. These bottles are exceptional, I use them to store homemade body lotion too.

How to make all-natural homemade toothpaste from scratch?

The ratio between baking soda and coconut oil

Mix 100 grams of coconut oil and 55 grams of baking soda together shall make a little over one 4-oz jar of tooth paste.

Tips for super creamy homemade toothpaste

Scraping coconut oil in thin layers using a stainless steel spoon is the ultimate secret behind creamy toothpaste. Coconut oil remains solid at room temperature below 80 Fahrenheit-degree or about 27 Celsius-degree. When making toothpaste, DO NOT try to heat it up to soften it or turn it into liquid.

Instead, use a stainless steel spoon, patiently scrape a thin layer of coconut oil at a time. This way, the coconut oil turns into a cream. Keep scrapping till you have a spoonful of creamy coconut oil.

Cream Coconut Oil for making homemade Toothpaste
Cream Coconut Oil for making homemade Toothpaste

Add the creamy coconut oil into the glass measuring cup and repeat the process until you have 100 grams of coconut oil.

Measuring Out Creamy Coconut Oil for making toothpaste
Measuring Out Creamy Coconut Oil for making toothpaste

Blend coconut oil cream and baking soda together

Once you have 100 grams of creamy coconut oil, add 55 grams of baking soda into the glass measuring cup.

Add baking soda to creamy coconut oil for homemade tooth paste
Add baking soda to creamy coconut oil for homemade tooth paste

Use a mini silicone spatula to fold, mix and scrape off the wall and fully blend the two together.

Blend Creamy Coconut Oil and Baking Soda for homemade toothpaste
Blend Creamy Coconut Oil and Baking Soda for homemade toothpaste

All done! Store the toothpaste in a 4-oz amber glass jar. Use a tiny spoon such as the ice cream spoon to scoop out the toothpaste. Enjoy an all-natural healthy homemade toothpaste.

Homemade Toothpaste {All Natural, Easy, Healthy Way}
Homemade Toothpaste {All Natural, Easy, Healthy}

Homemade All-Natural Toothpaste Recipe

Yield: 6 oz. toothpaste
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Homemade toothpaste using baking soda and coconut oil is is creamy and effective. Organic virgin coconut oil is an impressive superfood that smells and tastes great at the same time. 

Ingredients

  • 100 grams of coconut oil, organic virgin
  • 55 grams of baking soda

Instructions

  1. Add a clean empty 2-cup glass measuring cup on the kitchen scale, turn it on and press "TARE" to start to measure the incremental weight.
  2. Scrap coconut oil in thin layers using a metal spoon. Keep scrapping till you have a spoonful of creamy coconut oil.
    Cream Coconut Oil for making homemade Toothpaste
  3. Add the creamy coconut oil into the glass measuring cup and repeat the process until you have 100 grams of coconut oil.
    Measuring Out Creamy Coconut Oil for making toothpaste
  4. Add 55 grams of baking soda into the glass measuring cup.
    Add baking soda to creamy coconut oil for homemade tooth paste
  5. Use a mini silicone spatula to fold, mix and scrape off the wall and fully blend the two together.
    Blend Creamy Coconut Oil and Baking Soda
  6. All done! Store the toothpaste in a 4-oz amber glass jar. Use a tiny spoon such as the ice cream spoon to scoop out the toothpaste.
    Homemade Toothpaste and Exfoliating Scrub
  7. Enjoy an all-natural healthy homemade toothpaste.
    Homemade Toothpaste {All Natural, Easy, Healthy Way}

Notes

  • Scraping coconut oil in thin layers using a metal spoon is the ultimate secret behind creamy toothpaste. Coconut oil remains solid at room temperature below 80 Fahrenheit-degree or about 27 Celsius-degree. When making toothpaste, DO NOT heat it up to soften it or turn it into liquid.
  • If you are making this during summer when temperature is consistently above 80 Fahrenheit-degree, you might need to store the coconut oil over night in fridge.

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