This is a recipe that I found at keeperofthehome.org Her post includes some great reasons why this homemade recipe for toothpaste will help improve the health of your teeth and also discusses why you should avoid certain ingredients that are in most commercially-made toothpastes. So for the longer version of this recipe, click her link. For the quick version, see below! (Also, I’ve noticed that her recipe has changed slightly when I looked at it today versus when I started making this toothpaste. You can adjust the recipe to suit your needs).
2 Tbs. coconut oil
2 Tbs. baking soda
2 Tbs. Natural Calm (or another magnesium/calcium powder)
2 Tbs. xylitol (I do not use this in our toothpaste)
2 tsp. real sea salt (you can omit this)
20 drops essential oils (you can use peppermint, my boys like orange; lately I’ve been using a special germ-fighting essential oil blend that includes cinnamon, clove, rosemary, lemon and eucalyptus)
Melt coconut oil over low heat. Once it is liquid, put all ingredients together in a blender. Blend until smooth.
I like to pour the toothpaste into small clean baby food jars. This recipe will fill two of the small jars.
Another note: as the coconut oil begins to solidify (or not, if your house is as hot as mine is right now), the ingredients will begin to separate. One way to prevent this is to leave the toothpaste on the counter and shake it/stir it every 30 minutes or so until it solidifies. This ensures that all the ingredients stay mixed together, so you don’t end up with all the oil on top and the chalky ingredients left at the bottom.