PostHeaderIcon Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

Products on the market today are filled with harmful chemicals and preservatives. With a good natural toothpaste recipe, you can feel safe in knowing you and your children will be taking care of their teeth without harmful chemicals.

Each toothpaste recipe listed below are from our collection, and haven’t been tested out by us personally. They also do not have an author, so we weren’t able to give them proper credit. We’ll be testing out these recipes soon, so be sure to be watching for reviews and stories!

All Natural Toothpaste
1/4 tsp peppermint oil
1/4 tsp spearmint
1/4 cup arrowroot
1/4 cup powdered orris root
1/4 cup water
1 tsp ground sage

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add water until the paste is desired the consistency.
Store at room temperature in a tightly covered jar.
You can also substitute 1/2 tsp each of oil of cinnamon and oil of cloves for peppermint/spearmint if desired.

Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
2 Tbsp dried lemon or orange rind
1/4 cup baking soda
2 Tsp salt

Place rinds in food processor, grind until peel becomes a fine powder. Add baking soda and salt then process a few seconds more until you have a fine powder. Store in an airtight tin or jar. Dip moistened toothbrush into mixture, brush as usual.

Basic Toothpaste
1 Tsp of the Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
1/4 Tsp Hydrogen peroxide

Mix into a paste and brush as usual.

Vanilla & Rose Geranium Toothpaste
1/2 ounce powdered chalk
3 ounces powdered orris root
4 teaspoons of tincture of vanilla
15 drops oil of rose geranium
Honey, enough to make a paste

Combine all ingredients and mix until you have a paste the consistency you like. Store in an airtight container. Use a clean stick (popsicle) to scoop paste onto brush. Store the stick in same container.

Toothpaste Recipe Supplies

Some of the above ingredients for your toothpaste recipe aren’t exactly easy to find. Mountain Rose Herbs and Kalyx.com Herbs & Foods are two trusted sites which both carry the herbs above. Be sure to buy the smaller quantities of these ingredients, since a little goes a long way!

Have fun!

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Side Note: If you feel like making your own toothpaste based on the recipes above is too much work, you can find natural toothpaste at Amazon.com.

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4 Responses to “Homemade Toothpaste Recipe”

  • Kayla Wells says:

    HELP! I’ve made bottles and bottles of toothpaste from your recipes (basically baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and favoring), and the day after making them, I went back to find that they had all “exploded”! I am using simple plastic bottles with flip top lids. Do you have any suggestions? It seems that the peroxide and baking soda have some type of reaction and separate out and build up pressure. Have you had this problem?

    Thanks for your help!

  • Jane Pelton says:

    Hey Kayla,

    Good thing about you mentioning that the homemade toothpaste you made exploded. So what did actually went wrong about what you did?

    Jane P.
    Author of Focus Formula Reviews

  • The recipe on the top is the most attractive to me, but I’d recommend an important substitution or addition. Juniper oil is extremely effective at bacteria destruction. I use it everyday, but I want to incorporate it into one of the above. You should know that juniper is the most prevalent ingredient in gin. It’s said that old addicts to gin had horrible problems with their health during prohibition due to the quality and source of the alcohol, however, they all had excellent teeth! That is remarkable since alcohol really causes and exacerbates dental problems.

    I use just one drop each time I brush. Also, don’t bother adding H2O2 to dentifrice. Simply do a quick brushing with a swig of the liquid in the mouth. You are then assured of the full potency of the H2O2. In just a few weeks your gum condition, whatever it is now, WILL improve. Use H2O2 to scrape tongue, also, first thing in the morning for easy detoxification. Try it.

  • Taylor says:

    I have used baking soda and salt mixtures before, but the dried lemon or orange rinds sound like a nice twist (pardon the pun).

    Anything is better than using the store bought tooth paste.

    But with the homemade stuff, I find I have to change the recipe of what I’m using every once in a while as well to stay with a homemade practice as well.

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