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Friday, January 15, 2010

Homemade Toothpaste

I love finding things - especially homemade things - that work better than I expected, don't you? I am on a quest to not only BETTER my health but to sustain my GOOD health. In doing so, I am always on the lookout for things that I can make myself. I feel that not only are those items better for my family and myself, but they are usually great money-savers, too.

About 3 years ago I started making my own toothpaste. It's SO simple and it really does do a great job. Even though I still have all of my own teeth (except for a wisdom tooth that was pulled), I was not blessd with good teeth and have always had to stay on top of my oral health. BUT...I haven't had a cavity since I've been making my own toothpaste and my gums are healthier than they were when I used store-bought toothpaste! I also think that my breath stays fresher using my own product, too.

So, if you are interested, I'll show you how I made a fresh batch...

The products are simple and may already be in your kitchen. First, you need a good air-tight container. I use an old Burt's Bees Almond Milk Hand Cream jar. It is the perfect size. Next you will need Baking Powder (NOT SODA!!), Hydrogen Peroxide and a flavored oil (peppermint, spearmint, or wintergreen work well). I used peppermint for this batch.

Put 3 slightly heaping ts. of Baking Powder in the jar. (Sorry for the poor quality photo.) Next...

Add 1-1/2 ts. Peroxide. Then...

Add about 4-5 drops to 1/8 ts. of flavored oil & 2 drops of Thieves Oil. Mix WELL, sraping the sides where you need to.

This mixture will fiz and bubble. When it stops it will be nearly even w/the top of the jar. Perfect. Wait a few minutes after the fizzing stops, when it dries to a somewhat hard powder and then it's ready to use.

To use, simply wet your toothbrush and then dip/rub off as much of the toothpaste as you need and brush as usual. Close lid tightly when finished.

That's all there is to it! Let me know if you try this.

Blessings from Ohio, Kim Wolf<><


  1. Wow, I've never thought of using baking powder! I can't use commercial toothpaste anymore, it makes my mouth raw. I'll have to give this a try.

  2. I'll be adding this to the list of things I want to try. Thanks!

  3. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, and the recipe. I have been wanting to make my own toothpaste. I have problems with my teeth. There is a lot of decalcification happening on my molars. Eek! I need to find something to help.

  4. Thank you, Kim, for your wonderful things that you share with your readers. I am definitely going to try this toothpaste. I want to also thank you for the way you share your walk with the Lord...always an encouragement.

  5. I always see recipes using baking SODA, will have to try this one :)

    I love your blog, came over from Farm Bell Recipes, and have been browsing all around :) I added your button to my site.

  6. I have made this before, except I didn't have the peppermint & now I do!! Thank you for posting this! I am looking forward to making it!

  7. Thanks for posting....use baking soda and so will try this too.....blessings to you too Kim.

  8. Just wondering why you use baking powder not soda? Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!!

    1. Hello ~ thanks for stopping by. I use baking powder instead of soda because it is less abrasive to one's teeth w/o losing any of it's effectiveness, the powder & the peroxide compliment each other ~ like calcium & magnesium ~ & help each other work, plus it's a better breath freshener.

      Let me know if you try it & how much you LOVE it.

      Blessings . . .


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