Homemade toothpaste

Have you ever thought of making your own toothpaste?

When I first heard of people making their own toothpaste I didn’t think I’d ever do that. I thought it’d be way too complicated, and you’d need lots of special ingredients.

Meanwhile, because I didn’t want a fluoride toothpaste (after all fluoride is toxic), I spent lots of money on just one single tube of toothpaste, so the thought kept niggling on my mind.

Then, one day, I came across a really easy recipe for making your own toothpaste and that was all I needed. I played around with the quantities, and finally came up with the recipe for the toothpaste I’ve been making – and using – ever since.

It’s and easy, no-fuss recipe, and you need only three ingredients, which you probably already have in your possesion anyway: coconut oil, baking soda and essential oil. Most people use mint. I’ve also used rosemary and tea tree. It’s really entirely up to you.

Mix 3 tbsp. coconut oil with 1 tbsp. baking soda and add 2 drops of your chosen essential oil. Store in a small glass jar with screw-on lid.

That’s it. It takes all of five minutes, including gathering your ingredients and taking pictures. Writing this blog post is already taking me longer, and I’m not even finished yet.

It’s really that simple.

What are you still waiting for?


About Liam

Poet, writer, aspiring minimalist
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