July 06, 2017

easy homemade toothpaste

i've been using truthpaste for about a year now and recently my husband just made the switch. and while purchasing natural toothpaste is totally worth it, buying a new jar of paste every six weeks or so isn't ideal. i'll continue using truthpaste, but i am cutting my husband off; completely off. he went through a jar of paste in six weeks. six weeks. as i type this, he is walking down the hallway and i am about to ask him to turn his butt around and show me just how much paste he is actually putting on his toothbrush, because i just don't believe it! but, since he has to brush his teeth, i can't cut him off from toothpaste entirely. i mean... i have to kiss that mouth, so it needs to be fresh. i decided to dig around for my old toothpaste recipes-from when i used to blog and sew daily all things crafty-and make him a jar of his own toothpaste.

if ever there is a recipe that is super easy, it's toothpaste. you only need three ingredients for the simplest paste; more if you want to switch up the flavor. those ingredients are:

  • coconut oil
  • baking soda
  • essential oil
  • optional: spices

for a basic peppermint toothpaste, mix 1/4 c each of coconut oil and baking soda. add 20-30 drops of peppermint oil and mix. 

for a cinnamony flavor (the one i made my husband), mix 1/4 c each of coconut oil and baking soda, then add 1 teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon, and lastly 10 drops of clove essential oil. mix together.

you can switch up spices for variety or keep it simple with the peppermint oil. store homemade toothpaste in a small glass jar or container. i reused the empty truthpaste jar my husband annihilated and this amount fit almost perfectly. i think i'll alternate flavors when he runs out to keep it fun. 

what's your favorite flavor and brand of toothpaste? 

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