Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

Today I made homemade deodorant and while I shared that on the cottage homestead's facebook page, an amazing friend of mine asked if made toothpaste too.  Huh! I hadn't even thought of it, I mean I've used just baking soda before or just peroxide to whiten those pearly babies, but have never made actual paste.

So I put the Google to work and happily stumbled upon Pioneer Thinking, a website I need to explore a little more!  While I was devoted to my toothpaste search in the back of my mind I'm thinking, I probably won't be able to make this today, there's no way I'll have everything I need in my cabinets. I WAS WRONG!!!

They have a recipe for  homemade mouthwash too, but I'll need to get Vodka first. I already want to get some to make homemade vanilla............ that would be glorious.  I just don't want to go out and buy the stuff!!! . :)

Mint Toothpaste Recipe

  • 6 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons glycerin
  • 15 drops peppermint or wintergreen extract
Directions: Mix thoroughly. Should be a tooth paste consistency. Store in a container. You'll be surprised with how fresh your mouth feels.

So here it is simply 4 ingredients, the only reason I had glycerin on hand was because I used it to make homemade dog shampoo a while back.
I also tripled the recipe.
Very easy to mix together, blends well.
As soon as I got it mixed up, I persuaded hubby into going to the bathroom with me to "brush" together.  If you have ever had baking soda in your mouth you will be prepared for the taste that it has, the salt adds even more saltiness, mixed with the peppermint it is quite unusual.
However my teeth looked and felt very clean and my mouth felt refreshed long after I had brushed.  And I know EXACTLY what is in my toothpaste!!! I like that.
I put it in a left over container for now but today I was thinking what could people but this in who have large families, so it is easily accessible for children?  How about a plastic ketchup bottle, the kind restaurants have sitting at the tables, I think you can buy those at Dollar General or Wal-Mart.


  1. This is on my list of things to make for February. I am glad I got to read your response to the toothpaste. I may just make it sooner :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. We make our own toothpaste as well, our teeth feel so much cleaner than they did with store-bought paste.


  3. I'm wondering how it would work without the glycerin. I have all the other ingredients and I would love to try it out!

  4. @Mona, you are very welcome, feel free to share your recipe!!! :)
    @Brenda, do you have a particular recipe that you like, is it similar to this one?
    @Jackie, I think that the glycerin may be an important agent to blend everything together but I don't know for sure, this was my first time to make it. :)


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