Wednesday, May 27, 2015

*~*~*Homemade Toothpaste*~*~*

In an attempt to eventually rid ourselves of toxic chemicals,
reduce dependency on the "grocery store,"
and save money as well,
I have found a recipe for homemade toothpaste
that works wonderfully.
Just so you are aware,
any recipe I share with you here is put to the test
and has to prove itself, or it will not make the cut.
If I shared all the failures, this might turn into a comedy blog.

This recipe takes maybe five minutes to make
and could easily be made by children.
I keep my "house-keeping" type recipes in a hideous little recipe box
that I happen to like.
It's a great size, and I don't misplace it.
I look to the 'T's and pull the recipe.
First in a small deep-sided bowl,
measure 2 Tbl. coconut oil (I don't soften mine)
and 6 tsp. baking soda.
Mix it together like you would grease and flour for pie crust.
It will get crumbly then begin to hold.
At this point, add 1/4 tsp. hydrogen peroxide and several drops of 
an oil of your choice (the edible sort of course.)
Mix those in well and place in an air tight jar.
I was using a 4 oz. canning jar, and that worked well.
I now put it in a pretty little glass container. 
It dries out a little towards the end, but that doesn't bother me.
This last me a couple weeks or so.
To be honest, I haven't really kept track.
The coconut oil is supposed to be good for 'pulling' bacteria.
I don't know how true that is, but it does cover 
the baking soda so it's not like eating plain baking soda.

*This is not an original recipe of mine.  I believe I found it in Hobby Farm Home a year or more ago.  When I went back to verify, the magazine was out of print so if there was a specific creator of the recipe, I'm sorry I am unable to give that person proper credit.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. this is interesting, not sure I will try it as I have some false teeth and the bleach might bleach my own but not the false ones which are at the front

  2. I am on the lookout for a good toothpaste recipe. Will try this! We are still using your deodorant recipe and with great results :) At least I think so... :)

  3. I have never thought to make my own toothpaste!
    May just have to try it :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I having been wanting to try this! Thanks for adding it to this week's Our Simple Homestead Hop!

  5. I love the idea of making my own toothpaste and it looks so pretty in a glass container. It would make me smile every time I brushed my teeth :)