I decided I wanted to try my hand at all natural homemade toothpaste a few weeks ago. We had Crest Scope Outlast in our house, and I’m not sure what the dealeo is, but I cannot find the ingredient list anywhere on the tube, on Crest’s website, or online. I’m not sure if it was printed on the box, but that in itself makes me a little leery, knowing the company is not freely displaying the ingredients.
This toothpaste recipe is actually pretty simple to make and you only need a few things!
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable glycerin
10-15 drops peppermint essential oil (food grade)
old toothpaste tube
toothpaste tube squeezer gadget you can find at the dollar store
Note: some people are really used to toothpaste being sweet, and need to sweeten this recipe with xylitol or stevia. Glycerin is actually a liquid by-product from vegetable oils that is sweet enough to use as a sweetener!
And that’s all folks! Easy, quick all natural toothpaste. This toothpaste won’t foam and bubble like the commercial toothpaste most people are used to, so make sure you are aware of that before going this route. However, my teeth are already looking noticeably whiter from the baking soda without harsh chemicals of whitening products so I think this is totally worth it!
Baking soda: 0.07 cents
Vegetable glycerin: 0.78 cents
Essential oil: 0.05 cents *approximately* It’s hard to measure drops.
Total: 0.90 cents
This amount filled up my tube about 3/4 of the way, enough so that I could fit the tube squeezer on the end. Compared to 4.28 for Crest Scope