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How to Make Homemade Toothpaste

Updated on March 4, 2013

With prices continuing to rise on virtually everything, many people are looking for alternatives and things to make at home. Toothpaste you buy in the stores is filled with chemicals and some even contain sugar in them. I have found a recipe that works better than any store brand toothpaste out there.


4 tsp Dr. Bronner's unscented or peppermint liquid castile soap

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

1 tsp Slim Sweet, xylitol (prevents cavities) or Stevia

20 drops clove, spearmint, peppermint, cinnamon, or sweet orange essential oils


Boil a little bit of water in a small sauce pan. In a blender or food processor mix 2 tablespoons boiled water with the rest of the above ingredients until frothy. That's it, now using a funnel put it into a lotion dispenser. The lotion dispenser makes for very easy use of your toothpaste.


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    • twilanelson profile image

      Twila Nelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Thank you for an idea that is consumer friendly, family friendly and looks like it will make a fun family project.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Amazing recipe for toothpaste you've posted here. The second useful recipe of my day--thanks!

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      Deborah 5 years ago from Italy

      It lasts a long time, and yes the ingredients stay active. I've never had it go bad.

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      Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

      I love Dr. Bronner's soap - so perfect for everything. I've never tried making toothpaste it though. When I was young and on the rode we just washed out tooth with the peppermint soap no added ingredients. :)

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      Twila Nelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Fantastic idea, can you give me an idea about shelf life or how long it lasts? Does it last as long as a tube of toothpaste and do the ingredients stay active as long? Thank you for a very nice Hub. Have a nice day.