In this day and age, most brands of store bought toothpaste contain ingredients that are safe for you to use and ingest, even if you still shouldn’t swallow your toothpaste while you brush. There are many people, however, who prefer to make their own toothpaste for any number of reasons. Some people have allergies, some people prefer to avoid certain products, some would rather make their own products than supporting large corporation brand names, and others have environmental reasons for avoiding store bought toothpaste. Whatever the reason, more and more people are starting to make their own homemade toothpaste rather than buying it.
Just in case you’re interested in trying your hand at the DIY toothpaste trend, here are 15 more natural toothpaste recipes that will keep your teeth clean and your mouth feeling refreshed.
1. Squeezable homemade remineralizing toothpaste
If you’ve been trying your hand at homemade toothpaste for a while now and you’re simply trying to find the recipe that works best for you, then you’re probably already familiar with the fact that some recipes get a little bit harder after a while than the regular toothpaste you’re probably used to. This one from Wellness Mama, however, is designed to stay squeezable if you put it in the right kind of container!
2. Homemade orange kids’ toothpaste
If you look in any grocery or drug store, you’ll probably find a kids’ section that contains fun, fruity flavours of toothpaste rather than just the strong tasting minty adult ones you’re used to. These fun flavours can help encourage kids in remember to brush their teeth every morning before school and every night before bed and, contrary to popular belief, that’s not something you have to sacrifice just because you’ve decided to start making your own! Naturally Cheerful shows you how to make your very own orange toothpaste that has just a subtle hint of citrus for a pleasant brushing experience.
3. Homemade coconut oil toothpaste
Have you ever read a full list of all the great things that coconut oil can do? Then you already know that it’s practically a wonder substance with about a million different great uses. Just in case you need to add one more thing to the end of that list, here’s an awesome tutorial from Treasures and Travels for using coconut oil to make your very own natural homemade toothpaste!
4. Homemade peppermint toothpaste
Are you very into the idea of making your own toothpaste but you’re just a little worried that making the switch from store bought will mean that you have to give up the minty fresh flavour and feeling that you get from your old brand? Well, luckily for all of us, Our Small Hours is here to save the day with a peppermint toothpaste recipe that you can make right there at home.