I have been making my own toothpaste for a little over a year now, and I must say that I like it so much more than conventional toothpaste. I got the idea from Susy over at Chiot’s Run.
I love the way this toothpaste works. I have always appreciated toothpaste with baking soda, but I never thought about making some myself. If you are used to a foaming toothpaste, it may take you some time to get accustomed to this kind, because it doesn’t foam, but it makes my mouth feel cleaner than a store bought toothpaste that foams. I find it difficult to use other toothpastes now because they seem too foamy.
To make the toothpaste, simply mix together the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 2 teaspoons sea salt or mineral salt
- 4-5 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
- 20 drops peppermint oil
- 20 drops citrus oil (orange, lemon, tangerine, etc)
- 10 drops eucalyptus oil
You should be able to find glycerin at any health food store, but you can always order it online. I just ordered this kind from vitacost. If you don’t want to use the vegetable glycerin, you can just omit it for a powdered toothpaste.
That usually makes me enough toothpaste for 2-3 months. I keep mine stored in a mason jar with a lid and leave in a little spoon to put some in my toothbrush.