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.
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.
Helpful Tools and Gadgets
A kitchen scale to measure out ingredients.
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.
Add the creamy coconut oil into the glass measuring cup and repeat the process until you have 100 grams of coconut oil.
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.
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 the ice cream spoon to scoop out the toothpaste. Enjoy an all-natural healthy homemade toothpaste.