May 16, 2011

Homemade Toothpaste


Well...

I wouldn't say it's a big hit.

I wouldn't say it isn't working.

But, it seems to be far better for
you than many of the choices out there...
including some of the *healthy* alternatives.

In my research I have read that
glycerine can adhere to the teeth and prevent
recalcification of the enamel.
I don't know if this is true or not.
Does anyone know?

The *natural* toothpaste we have
in our posession has glycerine in it.

Hmmmm.....

Easy as pie.
Simple.
And, not too bad.

There is, however,
a background flavour of Baking Soda
that is difficult to get rid of.

It lingers.

I will say, though, that
my teeth feel clean,
and it is cheaper
than what I've been doing.

Soooo....
without any further ado.

Here is *my* recipe...
tweaked and modified
from some I found online.


1/2 cup coconut oil (extra virgin organic)

2 TBSP Baking Soda

Stevia powder to sweeten to taste

Essential Oils of Peppermint or Spearmint...or both ~
Add as much as you like to get the flavour you want.

Mix together in a bowl with a fork.
Put into a little container.
Scoop out what you need with a spoon or knife
and put it on your toothbrush.
Not as convenient as a tube.
But, if it saves money and does the job
without chemicals and fluoride...
well, it may be worth it, right?


I recently broke down and bought some more of
the Nature's Gate Toothpaste.
We were having an out-of-town guest
(who I thought would borrow what we had
in the drawer) and she would have been
subjected to my homemade creation.
I didn't want to force her into
that experience. LOL!

AND, in my defence...it was on sale!

Sooooo....will this last??
Will I experiment some more??
Time will tell.

Have fun!
And do let me know how
it goes! :)

Blessings, Camille

19 comments:

Jill said...

Neat idea! My grandma always use to say just mix up a little water and baking soda to clean our teeth...lol.

Have a great day!

blessings,
Jill

Wanting What I Have said...

I am super impressed. Please let us know how yall like it over the long term...I made my own deodorant and LOVED it, but couldn't get the engineer on board. :)

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Hey, Camille!
Perfect timing! I am squeezing the very last dregs of toothpaste from the tube and hate to buy another. I had all the ingredients except for the oils, so i used a bit of cinnamon flavoring I have. I think it will be a winner!

Lady Farmer said...

Thanks for the recipe, Camille!
I have been wanting to try making toothpaste for a long time and just haven't done it. I have (when we run out of toothpaste) used just baking soda. I don't mind it and it really makes your mouth feel clean and fresh afterward, so I will probably like this recipe (with a different flavor, though. I don't care for mint except wintermint)! I will have to go experiment (not spearmint! haha)
ttfn!

Chelle said...

Thanks for sharing. I might have to try it. I sell natures sunshine so I have been ordering our toothpaste from there. But I want to try and make my own.

Treasures Evermore said...

I have tried different recipes for homemade toothpaste...but none I like. And I know that having baking soda in toothpaste is really bad for teeth enamel...so I just stick with Crest. I do however gargle with a little mouthwaste and 1/2tsp hydrogene peroxide...swish it around and then rinse really well. This is amazing to whiten teeth. I do that about 2-3 times a week. Just don't swallow any of it.
I got that little tip off a blog I read...and it really works.

Justine said...

Ive been wanting to try homemade toothpaste for the longest time.... Ive had such horrible issues with my teeth I am terrified if I go off of my aim (flouride) toothpaste I might get even more cavities I dont know let me know how it goes!
Justine

Sharon said...

Good morning Camille :)

I have been wanting to try a homemade toothpaste recipe but a certain someone doesn't want to :( I have made my own deodorant before and really like that, it works great.

Have a blessed day sweetie!

~Sharon

PS thanks for your prayers :)

American Home said...

This is wonderful. We make almost everything from scratch and this is the first time I have seen a recipe for toothpaste. We are certainly going to try this.
Thank you for sharing. I have been away and really missed chatting with you. I hope all is well.
God bless,
Donna

Camille said...

Dear Jill ~ I was shocked when my Grandma offered me her *toothpaste* and it was a box of baking soda...LOL! I had never heard of such a thing before! :)

Dear Jennifer ~ Are you going to post the recipe my friend?? I'd be curious to see what you do. :)

Dear Cindy ~ I hope you like it...cinnamon sounds yummy. :)

Dear Raeann ~ You make me smile with all your plays on words...hope it works out for you. :)

Dear Chelle ~ What a great name for a company...sounds so fresh and lovely! Homemade toothpaste has a different taste for sure...I'm thinking some *Nature's Sunshine* might just be the way to go. :)

Dear Connie ~ I can't say I like the homemade stuff either, but I do like the ingredients and the cost. Hydrogen peroxide for whitening sounds interesting...I may have to give that one a try. :)

Dear Justine ~ Regarding fluoride...you might want to do a little research on it to see if it's really the best way to go. I know there is a lot of information available on the topic. :)

Dear Sharon ~ I would love to know your recipe...maybe on your blog sometime?? I can understand the certain someone's resistance to the homemade toothpaste...it really is different. I hope you get that little getaway! :)

Dear Donna ~ Welcome back! How lovely that you got a little time away...I have been thinking of you lately...it's lovely to hear from you. :)

Many blessings,
Camille

Linda said...

Hi Camille,
What a great idea and we know that baking soda works so well! I have to say I have seen so many recipes for many things but never toothpaste!
I hope you and your family are doing good. Keeping you as always in my prayers.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and blessings.

Camille said...

Dear Linda ~ You are a sweet blessing to me...thank you for praying! What a wonderful thing it is to be part of the family of God! :)

In HIS Love,
Camille

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

Ok, I MIGHT try this, but I am a baby when things taste bad in my mouth! ;) I am getting brave in my "old" age though!

Was it gritty? Did it leave a clean feeling?

Christine

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

The reason I use tooth soap is because it doesn't have baking soda in it which is actually bad for the enamel on your teeth. Here is my recipe if you're interested:
http://homesteadwannabes.blogspot.com/2010/11/homemade-tooth-soap-recipe-healthy.html No baking soda aftertaste to this recipe :)

Camille said...

Dear Christine ~ LOL...*old*??!! No, it's not gritty and yes, it felt clean...but, it does take some getting used to, just to be completely transparent about the whole thing. :)

Dear Jackie ~ Thank you for the link...I am sure some others will be interested to try your recipe...especially those of us who don't like the baking soda taste. :)

Many blessings,
Camille

Cinnamon said...

Good for you! I like homemade things. We've gone homemade toothpaste before. Recently I threw away all our flouride toothpastes and I boughts Tom's toothpaste, flouride free. I didn't really like it but it was okay.

Then I found Burts Bee's toothpaste, flouride free on sale for $2.15 per tube. I liked this much better. It's a bit thicker and
tastes better.

Thank you for sharing your recipe.

~Cinnamon

Camille said...

Dear Cinnamon ~ I like fluoride-free too! I didn't know that Burt's Bees made a toothpaste! I will have to check that out. :)

Many blessings,
Camille

Trisch said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've read more than one incidence of teeth remineralizing once a cavity started--two of the testimonies I read the cavities "disappeared"!

All cases I've read about quit using toothpastes with glycerine in them. We have a major cavity problem with some of our children, so we're going to be making our own, too!

We're also adding cod liver oil and butter oil, too, as I read that helps.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know there are some good stories out there about not using the glycerine!

Blessings!

~Trisch

Camille said...

Welcome Trisch ~ It's lovely that you stopped by! Thank you for sharing the stories you have read about regarding cavities and glycerine...very interesting!! I hope you have great success with your homemade toothpaste. If you land upon a good recipe it would be great to hear about your findings! :)

Blessings,
Camille