Homemade toothpaste using baking soda and coconut oil is creamy, effective, and healthy. Organic virgin coconut oil is an impressive superfood that pulls away the bacteria and 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.
My journey toward 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 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 essential elements. This is the version I use daily. You may add optional add-ons such as peppermint essential oil and other flavoring ingredients. 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 whiten at the same time, using quality all-natural ingredients.
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
For each portion (weight) of baking soda, use 0.5X and up to 2X of coconut oil.
The more coconut oil you use, the creamier the toothpaste gets. The downside of this is that during the hot summer when the surrounding temperature is above 80 F, coconut oil will melt and the whole thing won’t hold together unless you place it in a cooler place.
I usually use 50 g baking soda, and 25 g coconut oil and mix them together.
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, and 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.
Add the creamy coconut oil into the glass measuring cup and repeat the process until you have the desired amount.
Blend coconut oil cream and baking soda together
Once you have the desired amount of baking soda and coconut oil in the glass jar, use a small silicone spatula to mix and fold the two together.
Use a mini silicone spatula to fold, mix and scrape off the wall and fully blend the two together.
All done! Store the toothpaste in a 4-oz amber glass jar. Use a tiny spoon such as an ice cream spoon to scoop out the toothpaste. Enjoy an all-natural healthy homemade toothpaste.
This all-natural nutritious recipe can be used as a face exfoliating scrub too!
When using 2x coconut oil, you can also use it as an all-natural exfoliating scrub for the face and body. It is healthy, gentle, and effective. I use it for years before applying the homemade anti-aging facial mask.