13 Best of Homemade Toothpaste Recipes (Made By Mummies in Minutes!)

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Have you ever thought of making homemade toothpaste yourself?


It is not difficult at all and you don’t have to be a great expert to make something that is natural, DIY, and easy.

Here I will share the best of Homemade Toothpaste Recipes (13 to be exact and adding as I discover).

At the end of this post, you will have more than enough resources and recipes to try making small batches at home.

Let’s dive in now.


What’s in a Store-Bought toothpaste and why should you make your own toothpaste?


You should already be buying toothpaste for many decades to know some of the common ingredients in toothpaste.


Best of Homemade Toothpaste Recipes

These include

  • Fluoride – helps in remineralization of your teeth but it also comes with concerns like dental fluorosis (1 in 3 children in the USA gets it)

  • Whitening agent

  • Triclosan – an antibacterial and antifungal ingredient that is added to most cleaning agents, including toothpaste

  • Sodium lauryl sulfate(SLS) – an ingredient that may cause skin irritation while it causes the bubbling effect that we may be so used to

  • Propylene glycol

  • Sodium hydroxide

  • Artificial coloring

  • Glycerin – I just learned that Glycerin actually coats your teeth and prevents it from remineralizing.

  • Titanium dioxide – a fine, white powder that provides a bright, white pigment, that is where toothpaste gets its white texture.

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Best Homemade Toothpaste Recipes

What is the Best Homemade Toothpaste?

The best homemade toothpaste is one that you make for yourself and your family that you will feel safe to use.

It may take a few experiments to get it right.

It does not have to cost a lot, especially when most of the ingredients that you need, are in the kitchen or just a grocery shopping trip away.


The most common ingredients that you will notice in these homemade toothpaste recipes are

1. Baking Soda – alkaline and can remove stains.

If you are concerned or even been advised that using baking soda will be too abrasive for your teeth, head over here to read this report whether baking soda is a good alternative to toothpaste.

2. Coconut Oil – natural antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties.

3. Peppermint Oil – antiviral and gives fresh breath.


And more advanced recipes call for additions of

4. Stevia – flavoring agent.

5. Real Salt – antiseptic properties.

6. Bentonite Clay – high in minerals and has alkaline properties that help to balance the acidic pH of the mouth.

7. Xylitol – flavoring agent.

8. Calcium Carbonate – helps in remineralization.


Supplies that you will need to hold the end product

  • Glass jars to store them in
  • Small wooden spoon to scoop out for each use


How Can I Make Toothpaste at Home?

Here are the 13 Homemade Toothpaste Recipes, there will be one that will work for you! Enjoy!


Making Homemade Toothpaste with 2 Ingredients


Recipe #1

Let’s start with simple ingredients, then you can gradually add more to the experiment to personalize to your own liking for your family.

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • water as required (or 2 tablespoons of coconut oil)

By mixing baking soda and water, you can have your first natural homemade toothpaste in minutes.

Source: medical.net

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Making Homemade Toothpaste with 3 Ingredients

Recipe #2

Now you can add salt to the recipe.

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • water as required
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

    Be careful when adding salt, baking soda by itself is already salty, so watch out the balance when adding your salt in.

Adding essential at this stage really increases the better experience in brushing your teeth so the next recipe will include essential oils.


Recipe #3

This 3-ingredient recipe comes from trashisfortossers.com who has never used a store-bought toothpaste for 4 years and counting.

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 3 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 15 – 20 drops of peppermint oil (or replace with xylitol)

    Just mix the 3 ingredients in a glass jar and you have it done. To use, take a metal spoon and scoop it onto your dry toothbrush and brush as usual. And oh, somebody has used it on their “22-month-old as well”.

Recipe #4

Guess what? I found you a homemade toothpaste recipe without baking soda here and here is what they use.

  • 1 tablespoon of xylitol
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • few drops of peppermint oil

Again, simply mix all of them together to achieve a simple paste.



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Making Homemade Toothpaste with 4 Ingredients

Recipe #5

If you are looking for a natural toothpaste recipe with just 4 ingredients, look at diynatural.com.

According to the calculation on the blog, you can potentially save up to $4 per tube of toothpaste that you made yourself!



1. Mix the baking soda and salt.

2. Add the peppermint essential oils. Then slowly add the filtered water until a desired paste.

3. Place into desired containers.

One user switched peppermint oil for orange oil and was a great hit too! It just shows you can be as creative as you want to be.

Baking soda can taste salty so be sure to adjust the quantity or add more water as deemed fit.

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Recipe #6

The pistachioproject.com has another one with 4 simple ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon Stevia
  • 10 drops of peppermint oil.



1. Mix the baking soda and Stevia.

2. Add the peppermint essential oils. Then slowly add the coconut oil and mix together.

3. Place into desired containers.



Recipe #7

I would like to include this recipe from wholeheartedeats.com as it has a special essential oil – Oil of Oregano, which is an essential oil so closely associated with your oral health. It helps in fighting bad breath and in fighting toothache!

  • 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 20 drops of oregano oil
  • 20 drops of peppermint oil.



1. Mix baking soda with coconut oil

2. Add the peppermint and oregano essential oils. Then slowly mix all together.

3. Place into desired containers.


Making Homemade Toothpaste with 6 Ingredients  (Oil-based)


Recipe #8

Here at thethingswellmade.com, this dentist-turned-homemaker has used 7 ingredients and whip up an oil-based toothpaste recipe. (later this version can be switched to a water-based in Recipe #10)

Introducing bentonite clay to the picture now.

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay
  • 1 teaspoon of xylitol (do not use on pets!)
  • 2 teaspoon of cacao powder
  • 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil

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1. Mix the dry ingredients, then add the coconut until a paste is formed.

2. Add essential oils.

3. Place into desired containers.



Recipe #9

This livesimply.me mama has created this recipe back in 2014 and has updated in 2020. This toothpaste simply tastes good!


Let’s look at the ingredients to make this homemade toothpaste with coconut oil.

  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon bentonite clay (use wood or plastic spoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 5 to 7 drops of peppermint essential oil

  • 3/8 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia (optional)



1. Mix the baking soda and coconut oil.

2. Add the rest and mix well. .

3. Place into desired containers.

Making Homemade Toothpaste with

7 Ingredients (Water-based)


Recipe #10

Use Recipe #8 to turn it into a homemade toothpaste with bentonite clay using a water-based toothpaste recipe. Add distilled water and salt omit the coconut oil.

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 2 teaspoon of distilled water
  • 1 teaspoon xylitol (do not use on pets!)
  • 2 teaspoon of cacao powder
  • 2 drops of peppermint essential oil



1. Mix the dry ingredients, then add distilled water until a paste is formed.

2. Add essential oils.

3. Place into desired containers.


Too Busy to make your own, but yet want all these natural ingredients in your toothpaste? I got your back!


Check out this all-natural toothpaste in a non-plastic glass container! 

Best Homemade Toothpaste Recipes


Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Xylitol, Sea Salt, Colloidal Silver, Castile Soap, Trace Mineral Concentrate, Spearmint Essential Oil.

Does not contain glycerin, SLS, or Fluoride. Perfect!

Oh, they have it in citrus too!




Making Homemade Toothpaste with 11 Ingredients


Recipe #11

This homemade toothpaste is the one with the maximum number of ingredients – 11 to be precise!

It expanded on the above recipe with cacao powder by adding a few more interesting ingredients – prebiotics and probiotics to rebalance the oral microbiome, ensuring that new cavities can’t develop.

This one excludes essential oil and replaces with Vitamin E oil.


This has a special name – The Probiotic Toothpaste by askthedentist.com

8 Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons of bentonite clay
  • 2 tablespoons of xylitol
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cacao powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon Hyperbiotics Prebiotic Powder
  • 2 crushed capsules Hyperbiotics PRO-Dental
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ginger Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon


3 Wet Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of distilled water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil
  • 4 tablespoons of Coconut oil



1. Blend all 8 dry ingredients in a food processor. until a paste is formed.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and continue blending.

3. Add remaining coconut oil and the Vitamin E oil and continue to blend. Add the water last.

4. Scoop out and place it into desired containers.


It is always a good practice to use the toothpaste within a week while keeping the extras in a cool and dry place or the refrigerator.


A Homemade Toothpaste For Kids


Best Homemade Toothpaste Recipes


Recipe #12

I heard you.

If you are asking for a homemade toothpaste recipe that you can adapt for kids, here livesimply.me mama has modified this for her kids.

She reduced the salt and baking soda, switched to sweet orange instead of peppermint oils.

  • 1/4 cup or less baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay (use wood or plastic spoon) – (again, totally fine to exclude if you are concerned about kids accidentally swallowing some, or use diatomaceous earth or calcium powder)
  • 5 to 7 drops of sweet orange essential oil

  • 3/8 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia (optional)

How young can you go for this recipe? She has used it on her 18-month-old toddler.


Recipe #13

This kid-friendly toothpaste recipe has no baking soda.

  • 1 tablespoon of xylitol
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon strawberry extract (or switch out for orange flavor extract)


Simple – just mix together and store in a glass container and finish within a few weeks.


Is Homemade Toothpaste Effective?


How do you know if homemade toothpaste is effective?

At least, it excludes the chemical ingredients mentioned earlier in this post.

Many have attested to the effectiveness of homemade toothpaste as the drive to do DIY natural solutions to reduce the toxins you put to your mouths.

Or you can try using a PH test indicator to test the acidity of your homemade toothpaste, to give you peace of mind.

PH testers are so versatile that you can even use them to test your saliva’s PH Level.


How long does Homemade Toothpaste last?

It depends. 

Check the shelf life of all the ingredients, using the shortest one as a guide.


Hence it could be 6 months, so the trick is to just make a small batch each time.

You end up using well way before the end of the shelf life, for safety sake.


Is it Safe to Use Baking Soda in Homemade Toothpaste?


Baking soda has been the most common ingredient in most of the homemade toothpaste recipes that I have seen.

Seems that baking soda has to be there to form the base of the homemade solution as the paste.


Baking soda is alkaline and definitely helps to remove surface stains effectively, hence its popularity.

A full box of 500g baking soda can yield multiple batches of homemade toothpaste, and probably can last you months.


Plus there are many other benefits of using baking soda in other cleaning jobs around the house.


Askthedentist.com mentioned that it is absolutely fine to use baking soda to brush your teeth.


Further Reading

Brushing and flossing is just part of the 4 pillars of dental health.

Do you know you need a healthy diet and nutrition too? Grab this Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel with valuable nuggets on how to achieve proper nutrition?

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Conclusion of Homemade Toothpaste Recipes

Making your own homemade toothpaste can be so much fun, as you turn your kitchen tabletop as a playground for experimenting with different recipes.


You can create a simple homemade toothpaste with just 2 ingredients in minutes and let you use the natural toothpaste in months.

You can potentially save time and money and have the peace of mind that you are not adding undesirable ingredients that are in store-bought toothpaste.


Which recipe will you try out today?


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Let me know in the comments below and Good luck and have fun!


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Best of Homemade Toothpaste Recipes (Made By Mummies in Minutes!)

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