I write often about oral health and I’m fascinated how oral health really does affect the health of the entire body! I’ve been working on finding (or making) natural toothpaste and oral care options for years so that I would have options that were safe for kids to use and would not aggravate my thyroid disease.
How to Make Natural Whitening Toothpaste
Some of my favorite recipes to date are:
- Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste
- Remineralizing Tooth Powder Recipe
- Homemade Mouthwash
- Whitening Teeth With Charcoal
- Oil Pulling
My other toothpaste recipes get a lot of comments about substitutions, and if certain ingredients are really necessary. Since the other recipes also include coconut oil, some people have complained about the toothpaste being too hard to use when it is cool.
Enter this new recipe…
One day (out of laziness as much as ingenuity), I decided to create a simpler recipe with all the most beneficial ingredients. I wanted a recipe that would be the same consistency at any temperature and would work well and taste great for my kids (and be safe for them to eat).
While there are many excellent natural toothpastes you can buy (one from yours truly!), for years I used this cost-effective DIY recipe. (Because, um, 6 kids!)
The resulting recipe is actually my favorite variation to date and the least expensive. Incidentally, it also seems to be the best whitening toothpaste I’ve used, especially when combined with oil pulling and/or charcoal (not at the same time).
How Does Natural Toothpaste Taste?
I also use various essential oils to taste. I usually end up using a mix and using quite a bit. Essential oils provide some extra cleansing power, but are not really necessary in this recipe.
I found that the xylitol is naturally a little coarse so I ran it through the blender to make a really fine powder before making this recipe.
The second time I made this, I just added the other ingredients to the blender and used it to mix and it came out with a perfect creamy consistency. The blender was a little tough to clean but I found that wiping it with a paper towel worked great for removing the residue and then washing as normal.
I store this in small glass jars and each person gets his/her own jar of toothpaste. I’ve also used these reusable tubes in the past. They are a little more time consuming to fill but they also work really well with this recipe.
Natural Whitening Toothpaste Recipe
- Make sure the xylitol is finely ground and not coarse, grinding it in the blender if necessary.
- Mix all the ingredients by hand or with a blender until incorporated.
- Store in a glass jar and use as you would regular toothpaste.
Ever made your own toothpaste or oral health products? Share your version below!