Homemade Toothpaste

We’ve gone fluoride-free for several years, but only recently did I learn about glycerine causing dental problems. Most toothpaste has glycerine in it for texture, so I never gave it a second thought when my super-spendy all-natural toothpaste had it at the top of the ingredients list. I should have, though. Glycerine, while a wonderful medium for making non-alcoholic herbal tinctures, is not something that we should be coating our teeth with twice a day. The problem is that glycerine creates a barrier on enamel, which is very difficult to rinse off (I’ve seen articles saying it takes over twenty thorough rinses to remove it!). This barrier prevents our saliva from remineralizing our teeth. Believe it or not, teeth can heal themselves, just like bone can. Remineralization is the method God intended for that self-healing, but our toothpaste is preventing it.

What now? I couldn’t find an all-natural toothpaste without glycerin in our local stores, and the stuff on-line was expensive. I decided to make my own, of course! πŸ™‚ There is a “toothsoap” on-line that I would order, if I could afford to, but instead I am basing my own version on the ingredients list.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil (as the base)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (anti-viral and anti-inflammatory)
  • 2 tablespoons coral calcium (to remineralize)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered magnesium (to remineralize)
  • 2 teaspoons Himalayan sea salt (to remineralize and polish off stains)
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey* (anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory)
  • 20 drops cinnamon essential oil (flavor and anti-bacterial)
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil (flavor and anti-bacterial)

Instructions:

  1. Warm the oils and honey in a jar set in a bowl of warm water until coconut oil has melted.
  2. Add the minerals, salt and essential oils, then blend with an immersion blender until there are no lumps.
  3. Pour into a dark jar with a soap pump.
  4. Always shake well before using.

I made this particular recipe several days ago and we all love it! The soap pump keeps bacteria out (though the essential oils, raw honey, coconut oil and salt prevent bacterial growth, too!), and it isn’t at all messy… trust me, a dropper bottle and a three-year-old do not make a good combination for this! I’ve been perfecting this recipe for a couple of months, now, and we are thrilled with how clean and fresh our mouths are!

* I know that the raw honey sounds like a crazy thing to add to a toothpaste (doesn’t sugar cause cavities?!) but it is actually very beneficial. It can help heal gum infections and reduce inflammation from injuries. And, no, sugar on the teeth is not what causes cavities… it’s consuming excess sugar, which depletes minerals throughout the body, that causes cavities. If you’d like to learn more, I’d recommend learning about Dr. Weston A. Price’s travels and studies by visiting www.westonaprice.org and reading his book “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration”. He was able to heal cavities in poor children through diet alone!

93 thoughts on “Homemade Toothpaste

    • You’re very welcome! I have to warn you, though… It tastes so good that we can’t keep our three-year-old from brushing her teeth! πŸ™‚ Good problem to have, huh? I bought almost everything from our local health food store, otherwise I would have linked to an on-line source. If you have trouble finding a specific ingredient, let me know and I’ll help you hunt!

    • πŸ™‚ Thanks! I’ve had some pretty bad dental experiences, so anything that gives me a better chance of my teeth healing themselves is so exciting! Especially during pregnancy when the baby is needing so many minerals, too.

  1. Rebecca says:

    Is there a particular kind of essential oil that can be ingested or are they all the same? The EO I find at say, Whole Foods, are in the body care section and say they are for external use.

    • Thanks for the question, Rebecca! Be sure that it’s real essential oil (if it’s cheap, it’s most likely synthetic and should not be used for anything) and you’ll be fine. Only use ones that come from something that is meant to be consumed, like lemon, lime, orange, cinnamon, clove, peppermint or something along those lines. This is how “natural” toothpastes are flavored/scented and it is considered safe, but essential oils shouldn’t be swallowed. If you are making toothpaste for a young child, be sure that they know how to spit it out after brushing. πŸ™‚

    • I found this bottle at a local health food store, but you could use any glass soap dispenser. I don’t recommend plastic because some essential oils supposedly can leach dangerous chemicals out of the plastic. Ceramic soap dispensers would work just fine, too!

  2. Sally Gee says:

    Have you asked your dentist about this mix? I ask because I have terrible teeth (and my daughter is starting to show signs of enamel trouble) and my dentist recommended that I use a natural toothpaste, but one with xylitol to help keep the plaque and tartar down. His recommendation was Dr. Nate’s Naturals because it’s made in the US and is less risky, chemical-wise (and it was invented by a dentist). I’m nervous of using anything not approved by a dentist, given my problem teeth…

    • Hi Sally! I just looked up the ingredients in Dr. Nate’s Naturals toothpaste. It looks like a very good natural toothpaste choice except for the glycerin. As I mentioned, glycerin coats the teeth and prevents remineralization. I don’t see any reason that you couldn’t use the ingredient list and make your own without the glycerin, though! Since your dentist recommended that particular toothpaste for you, your own version of it might be just what you need.
      I haven’t asked a dentist about my recipe, but there is a similar one sold on-line that is considered to be quite effective. I don’t have any personal experience with it, but you might want to consider this one, since it’s glycerin-free. It can be ordered from http://www.toothsoap.com
      If you try either of those, I’d love to hear your thoughts on them.
      What I can recommend 100% is actually diet and supplements. Consider a good calcium/magnesium supplement for you and your daughter. Your teeth cannot absorb calcium without enough magnesium, and most people don’t get the magnesium they need. Also, fermented cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil are wonderful for helping the body to absorb minerals. I order mine from http://www.greenpasture.org
      Blessings!

  3. I am definitely trying this! I’ve been feeling very guilty for using flouride on my girls, and I know I’ve needed to change. So do you ever use flouride or is it always bad? I eed to read more up about it.

    • We don’t use any extra fluoride. Tap water already has some (which it really shouldn’t), but there is also a small amount of naturally occurring fluoride in many teas. We all drink herbal and red tea pretty often, so we are getting some. Even if we didn’t drink teas, though, I wouldn’t be using fluoride. The best thing is fermented cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil, along with some magnesium and a very healthy real food diet. πŸ™‚

    • E says:

      fluoride is bad for you.. It’s added into water. The fluoride used in water and products is actually a chemical waste leftover. I use Berkey water filter to help reverse mine and my daughters dental fluorosis. It corrodes the enamel. That waste is found not only in our water supply but imagine.. it’s in the food you use that water to cook with… drink.. ice tea you made or lemonade.. or soup.. even if it was good for you like dentists “claim” .. you’re being over medicated with that chemical waste because it’s in everything you eat and drink. I don’t trust what the dentist says. I’m sure they mean well but their information is so wrong. Just like the FDA regarding questionable items in our food, and items in medication and so on that doctors think are safe. I’d look into WAPF (Weston A. Price Foundation).. He was the only dentist I respected for being openminded and caring enough to go out there and see what made some people healthier than others through the food they ate and the resulting condition of their teeth. Here are a few links to at least read and think about.. even if you do decide whatever you think is best for you.

      *Also, about tea.. if you buy organic tea then that has much less fluoride in it than conventional tea.*

      http://www.westonaprice.org/
      ——————————————————–
      http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/articles/teeth1.php
      “In other words, fluoride is toxic waste. The ONLY reason it is added to water, foods and drinks is so manufacturers don’t have to pay to dispose rid of it.”
      ——————————————————–
      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/11/dr-bill-osmunson-on-fluoride.aspx

      http://www.naturalnews.com/030123_fluoride_babies.html

      http://www.fluoridealert.org/

      ——————————————————
      Here’s a link and a copy & paste to get you thinking:

      http://www.cheeseslave.com/top-10-dangers-of-fluoride/

      “We consume fluoride from the following sources:

      Toothpaste with fluoride
      Baby formula
      Foods cooked in fluoride
      Canned soup, or soup in restaurants
      Mechanically deboned chicken (i.e. chicken nuggets)
      Food cooked in Teflon cookware
      Soda pop and soft drinks
      Fruit juice (unless it is fresh-squeezed at home)
      Beer and wine (unless they are imported from Europe or other areas that don’t fluoridate the water)
      Coffee and tea (if made with fluoridated water)
      Packaged and processed foods
      Anesthetics
      Fluoridated salt
      Cigarettes”
      —————————————————————

      Check out youtube videos if you don’t have time to read up on info

    • We really loved it, but I’m working on an even easier recipe, now! I’ll e-mail you the recipe in a few weeks, if you want to test it! πŸ™‚

  4. Sherry says:

    I’m having a little trouble getting all the ingredients to emulsify. The honey and the dry ingredients are a big blob in the bottom of my container. The lighter more liquidy ingredients, the oils and essential oils just float on top. Is this normal? Is there some sort of natural emulsifier that I can add to my mixture that will keep it together? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Sherry! I always shook it for a few seconds before using it and kept it on our bathroom counter so it stayed warm enough to be pretty liquid. You could try warming it up and adding a teaspoon of beeswax. It’s a natural emulsifier, but it would also thicken it so it might not work with a pump bottle. The other thought would be to mix it well and then keep it in a jar in the fridge. You could scoop it out as you need it. Also, if you made it with only coconut oil and not an oil blend, it should stay solid at room temp and keep everything suspended really well. I hope one of those ideas helps! Thanks so much for the question! πŸ™‚

  5. Sherry says:

    Thank you so much for your prompt reply. I have to tell you that I love the way the paste makes my teeth feel and the taste is way better than any other recipe I’ve tried. The thing that I like the most though is that it aids in remineralization. I’ll try your suggestions to fix the texture but even if i have to keep a hand blender in the bathroom the paste is a keeper. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  6. Claudia says:

    Hi,

    Thanks so much for sharing your toothpaste recipe. I have a non fluoride toothpaste at the moment that doen contain glycerine, it is a vegetable glycerine, is that bad as well? I really would love to make this homemade toothpaste but i am having a hard time finding the coral calcium, because i do not live in the US.

    • Thanks for the comment, Claudia! Yes, any glycerine coats the teeth and prevents remineralization. In place of coral calcium, you might try grinding up a regular calcium supplement… You also might be able to find liquid mineral drops. If so, you can just add a few drops to your water throughout the day and skip the minerals in the toothpaste. πŸ™‚

    • Absolutely! I have used this recipe for my daughter, but I have another toothpaste (homemade) that we are using now. We love both recipes, but the one we are using now is even easier. I thought about including it in an ebook, but with as crazy as life has been I haven’t even started the ebook. I might just go ahead and post the recipe to my blog. πŸ™‚

  7. Natalie says:

    This looks great! I have been doing oil pulling and then rinsing with salt water and just brushing with a little salt water in my mouth but I might try this. So you don’t find that honey coats the teeth like glycerin?

    • I’ve been meaning to try oil pulling for a long time now! What oil do you like best?

      Your method sounds great, by the way! I’ve been creating a “toothpaste” because we are just so used to having toothpaste on our toothbrushes, but oil pulling and a good quality unrefined sea salt would be a great way to clean, nourish and freshen your teeth and gums. πŸ™‚

      As far as honey, it isn’t the same as glycerin when it comes to preventing remineralization, so that isn’t a cause for concern. Good question, Natalie!

  8. Natalie says:

    Hey Justyn, thanks for the reply! I have been using sesame oil for oil pulling and I like it best of all I’ve tried – seems to help the most. For some reason when I did it with coconut oil, it made me break out. I use Himalayan salt for the rinse and I am loving this program – it has actually helped my chin and jaw line cystic acne break outs!

    • That’s fantastic! The Himalayan and Celtic sea salts are my favorite for everything. I’m betting the coconut oil was detoxing you more quickly than sesame oil, or else you are sensitive to coconut. πŸ™‚ I thought I’d try both of those and see which I liked better. Thanks so much for sharing your experience!!

  9. Claudia says:

    Hi,

    I noticed that al lot of natural recipies calls for essential oils. So I started reading about them. And read about making a recipe to treat for instance restless leggs. It calls for a carrier Oil, bacause the essential oils are so concentrated. So it calls for a diluted vegetable Oil like for instance almond mixed together with hyssop, and other essential oils. You than have to rub it on your skin as an massage oil. But then i read in Exodus 31: verses 34-38. And i do not know what to make out of it. I read it like it is meant as an holy Oil this mixture and cannot be used for other purposes. But does that mean you cant make mixtures and put on skin at all? Can you perhaps help me with this question?

    Greetings Claudia

    • Many things that we use everyday had/have special symbolic meaning in the Bible, but that doesn’t mean we can’t or should go ahead and use them in our regular daily lives. πŸ™‚ For example, the blood of a lamb was used for Passover, bread and wine symbolize Jesus’ body and blood, water for baptism symbolizes sins being washed away. I think it’s perfectly fine to use them, from a Christian perspective. πŸ™‚

      • Claudia says:

        Thank you for your perspective, I think you are right and thought somewhat the same thing as you wrote, as did my husband. So i am going to use it and if you would like to learn about a recipe for an illness let me know and I Will try and find out for you. Thanks so much for all your help!

        Blessings, Claudia

  10. DA says:

    Sorry, I disagree with your statement “And, no, sugar on the teeth is not what causes cavities… it’s consuming excess sugar, which depletes minerals throughout the body, that causes cavities”….. I’m a dental assistant and the reason sugar causes cavities is because it puts the mouth into an acid level which allows bacteria to eat at the teeth causing cavities. The less sugar you eat the less times your mouth goes from basic to acid……. Yes, eating healthy does promote healthy teeth but sugar certainly does have a connection between being in your mouth and cavities. Saying that, I do not believe brushing with honey will cause your mouth to go into acid levels and cause cavities. As long as your rinsing out really good! Just thought I would share. Thanks for the recipe, excited to try.

    • I completely understand the current teaching of the mainstream dental community, but I have learned quite a bit from some non-mainstream dental professionals. I believe they are correct. In my experience, I have seen many people with impeccable dental hygiene and very little sugar in their diets who have teeth that are falling apart. They are the ones who are lacking plenty of nutrient-dense foods, such as butter from grass-fed cows and other “traditional” foods. I have also seen people with poor dental hygiene who eat “real foods” (including honey, fruit, grade B maple syrup, etc.) who have excellent teeth and have even heal cavities. That isn’t something you see with the average American diet, even in people who always use artificial sweeteners.

      If you’d like to learn more, I’d recommend “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration” by Weston A. Price, “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon and “Cure Tooth Decay” by Ramiel Nagel. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the comment and I hope you enjoy my recipe!

    • LOL! Yes, just either make a smaller amount or keep most of it in a bigger container in the fridge and refill a small container in the bathroom, as needed. The essential oils help to keep it fresh, but they aren’t absolutely necessary. πŸ™‚

  11. Michelle Fawcett says:

    HI, I would like to try this receipe but cannot find coral calcium or powdered magnesium. I live in a very small town and try to avoid ordering things on-line. Can I just buy Calcium and Magnesium tablets and grind them myself?

  12. Hi! I’m so excited to have found your recipe so early on in my natural transition with household products! The information I have read is amazing… I was so close to making a recipe with glycerin. Anyway, what other sort of salts could I use instead of the Himalayan, or does that seem to be the best option? I know very little about salt and the appropriate uses for it so I appreciate your feedback here!

    BTW, I never had heard of cinnamon oil. I think that will be awesome. My 4yr old has a fear of minty tasting things (crazy kid) so the bubble gum flavored toothpaste is her best friend. I hope the cinnamon works for her!

    • Also… what size jar are you using? i found a website where I can get an amber-colored jar for a great price but I’m not sure if I should get the 4oz or 8oz for this purpose. Also curious about the pump, if it came with your jar or if you were able to reuse one from another pump bottle that happened to fit it?

      • I’d suggest the smaller size and make the batches more often, but that’s just my personal preference. The pump and bottle were from a local health food store, so I’m afraid I don’t have an on-line source for that one.

    • LOL! You could also try the flavor I’m getting ready to make for my girls: vanilla-orange! If I remember, I’ll update my post with the right number of drops for each oil. This is where I order my essential oils from and you can find a ton of great options.

      I’ve also made this using Celtic sea salt instead of the Himalayan. What you’re looking for is an unrefined sea salt (or the Himalayan) that doesn’t have any additives. πŸ™‚

      • Menesa says:

        Also Real Salt is a natural sea salt complete with all the minerals that is mines from an ancient sea bed in Utah. It’s the salt I use instead of bleached refined table salt and could also be used in homemade toothpaste. I’ve made a salt water rinse with it.

  13. Claudia says:

    Hi!

    I’m back because I promised you to tell about my adventures with oil pulling. I LOVE it, I am so glad someone here talked about it! I began reading several things written about it, and its true! My mouth feels so much better now. Especially since I have a jaw condition that causes a lot of pain. The pain is not completly gone, but is much, much less. I am thinking that over time it will only get better and better! I dont think I will ever stop oil pulling, I use coconut oil.
    And would like to also give you a tip about how to replace the coral calcium and magnesium with a natural source of these minerals. I read about people using the eggshells of organic eggs, they then grind them up in a coffee grinden and use this homemade toothpaste. Just wanted to let you know, because it is cheaper

    • Thanks so much for coming back to let us know, Claudia!! I have tried to get started with it a few times, but it seems that as soon as I get the oil in my mouth, somebody needs me to answer a question. πŸ˜‰ I’ll have to figure out a better time of day to do it. That’s wonderful news about your jaw pain, too!! I hope it goes away completely.

      Love the idea about the egg shells!! Thanks!

  14. Amanda says:

    Hi. I know this is an old post, but one I just found. I’ve tried twice to make this toothpaste and I’m not sure if the final product is what it’s supposed to be, but I have a feeling not…it separates into a weird gooey foam at the bottom and the oil on top..and it looks pretty gross haha. I followed the directions above. I’m wondering if it’s supposed to look like this or if maybe I’m using a different kind of calc/mag powder than you did and maybe that’s the problem(I use Calm calc/mag powder that’s intended to be mixed in a drink, but it works well with the solid coconut toothpaste I usually make..)

    • The cal/mag you have may not be mixing in as well (I used coral calcium), but we did shake this recipe before each use. It would separate a little bit, but not to the point that you describe, so I’m guessing that the difference in the minerals is the problem. I’d suggest trying ionic liquid minerals next time. As much as we all enjoyed this recipe, we’ve found that we like a benonite clay-based recipe even more. I need to get a post about that done, but it will be awhile before I have time. I want to make a fresh batch to make certain about the proportions before I post it.

  15. Misty says:

    does this have to be kept in a refrigerator? how long does it keep? I’m not worried about the taste going bad.. obviously I would full well know to throw it out at that time. I wouldn’t want it to have adverse effects long before it was obvious that it was rancid though. thank you.

    • You could certainly keep it in a jar in the fridge, but we never had any issue with it going rancid. Of course, it was in a pump bottle, which kept bacteria from contaminating it. πŸ™‚

      Tomorrow I will be posting about the tooth powder we are currently using. We were surprised to find that we actually prefer the powder.

  16. norma says:

    I live where it gets over 100 in the summer and into the 30’s in the winter. Would the recipe work if I diluted it with water in the winter? Honey does not get too runny, so I am guessing it will be ok in the summer.

    • Water would allow for the possibility of mold or bacteria growing. I’d suggest skipping the coconut oil and then using liquid mineral drops instead of the powdered minerals. That should give you a pretty consistent thickness all year. πŸ™‚

  17. Lisa says:

    Hello, been doing tons of research on homemade products lately and slowly switching family over. Have successfully created homemade laundry detergent, I love. That being said, we’re a family of six with a very tight budget, I stay at home and hubby works. So, I like to keep ingredients simple as possible and multi purposeas well as cost effective. I Was wondering if I choose to add calcium and use the tablets what do I buy and how much do I use of it? Also, I have seen other recipes use stevia or xylitol (not sure spelled right…), any major difference beneficially? The recipe I was going to try simply used coconut oil, baking soda, xylitol, & peppermint or oil of choice but, thought calcium would be good too. Please help. Family thinks I’m turning “Hippie/Crunchy” LOL Thanks, Lisa

    • LOL! I know the feeling. Most of our family and friends think we’re pretty crunchy, too!

      I can’t use any toothpaste recipe with baking soda, because it just tears my gums to pieces. I’m also extremely sensitive to it when it’s on my skin. I have no idea why and it’s really not normal, so you would probably be just fine using it. I would, if I could. πŸ™‚ Stevia or xylitol would be good choices for sweeteners. Just make sure that there aren’t any extra ingredients in whichever you choose that might be bad. I used coral calcium, but it is crazy expensive!

      Tell you what. I have been intending to post our new homemade tooth powder recipe for months, now, so I will go ahead and do that tomorrow or Wednesday. I think you might like it better, as far as cost, and it is certainly easier to mix up. πŸ™‚

  18. Michelle says:

    I was wondering where you find coral calcium,and powdered magnesium? I want to make your toothpaste but I’m unsure as to where I would find those ingredients.

    Thank you.

    • I found them at my local health food store. My other favorite place to order minerals is iherb.com when I can’t find them locally. If all else fails, check amazon.com πŸ˜‰

  19. Hi! I just made this toothpaste and think I’m really going to like it! Thanks! The only thing is it rises up in the bottle – like a yeast bread rising. It oozes out from under the cap all day long. Did yours do this? The only thing I did differently was that I didn’t heat any of the ingredients as my coconut oil was already liquid. I just mixed all ingredients together really well. I can’t imagine which of the ingredients would cause it to to this. It’s kind of funny. πŸ™‚

    • LOL! Mine didn’t do that, but I’ve had other homemade recipes that have (deodorant, for one)!! There might be an additive in the minerals you used that is reacting with something else, but I don’t think it is anything to worry about. πŸ™‚

  20. I have 2 questions. 1) Can I use Calcium Citrate and Magnesium Citrate and just grind them up? 2) I don’t have cinnamon eo, so should i just do the peppermint at 20 drops or should I increase it? Thank you so much for this recipe! I’m super excited to try it. I tried a very basic diy toothpaste recipe with just coconut oil and peppermint and I did enjoy using it, but felt it was lacking. Hopefully I’ll enjoy this one. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Amanda! Yes, you can use those minerals, or even use some mineral drops! And yes, you can switch the essential oils to whatever you have/like. I have even made vanilla-orange for my girls, which they love! I have found that different essential oils seem to require different concentrations to get the same strength of flavor. The cinnamon and peppermint are much stronger, so when I made vanilla-orange, I had to use quite a bit more.
      Blessings! Justyn

      • Amanda says:

        One more question… Can I use any type of sea salt? I don’t have access to Himalayan..:( Or can it be cut out as well?

        • I love Celtic sea salt, too! You can really just use any good quality unrefined salt. “Real Salt” is a good brand that’s pretty widely available. πŸ™‚

  21. Steve says:

    Hello. Thanks for this recipe. I was going to grind up some vitamin tablets that contain Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc, all in one. Will there be any detrimental effects if the Zinc is included, or would that be okay to use? Thank you.

    • How perfect is that?! I’d say start with a smaller amount and see how you like the consistancy. If it doesn’t seem too thick, you could increase it. I’d start with maybe 1 tablespoon and go from there. πŸ™‚

  22. I just use baking soda to brush my teeth. Works like a charm because it is mildly abrasive and the stain removing properties make and keep my teeth really white. Floss and swish with original Listerine, and I’m good to go.

    • For some reason, baking soda rips my gums to shreds. I have to leave it out of my mix, but I know a lot of people can use it with no problem and absolutely love it. πŸ™‚

    • According to everything I’ve read, Coral Calcium really is the best. It is very expensive though, so I’d suggest just getting the best you can afford. πŸ™‚

  23. Aisha says:

    I bought a blue glass soap pump bottle from the health food store. The toothpaste will go up the tube, but it won’t come up into the tip. It seems to not want to move past the mechanism in the pump.It there any way to thin the clumps? My toothpaste stays separated and the oil will come up of course. We love this tooth paste (I used the EO’s that I had on hand thought wintergreen and wild orange), I just need to figure a sanitary way to access it.

    • Hmm… if blending it up really well isn’t working, what about putting it into one of those squeeze tubes that you can find in the travel section? I try not to use plastic when I can, but maybe that would work better. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Mariah, The sensitivity went away within a few weeks and it did whiten a bit after about a month. After reading about the whitening powers of activated charcoal, though, I decided to do a tooth powder with charcoal in it. I just wasn’t brave enough to include it in the liquid toothpaste and risk getting it all over the place. We’ve seen much more whitening with the tooth powder. πŸ™‚

  24. Sandy says:

    I just read that coconut oil contains 50% Lauric acid – will using it in toothpaste damage tooth enamel? Has anyone heard of this?

  25. Dawn says:

    Help! What did I do wrong? I mixed up this toothpaste. Instead of a nice smooth mixture, I got a smooth grayish blob with a lot of oil on top. No matter how much I mixed it together, it wouldn’t mix. What did I do wrong? I really want to use this recipe. Thank you for your help.

    • Dawn says:

      I thought I had ordered Coral Calcium, but I got Calcium Carbonate powder. Is this the problem? How can I adjust this recipe to use the Calcium Carbonate powder. Thank you.

    • What did you use for mixing, Dawn? I’ve found that with most recipes that involve emulsion require a strong immersion blender. I would recommend letting the mixture sit in a cool place overnight and then trying to blend it in the morning. Sometimes that works better than blending when the oils are warm.

  26. igrayne says:

    I have been searching for easy ways to make toothpaste and your site seems the easiest thank you.
    I di however have a question can I use bentonite clay along with the coral calcium to help with the remineralzing?

  27. Menesa says:

    I halved the recipe in case I didn’t like it, and the only thing I did different was instead of magnesium powder and calcium powder, I used a calcium/ magnesium blend, but I used 1 1/2 tbsp which would be half of the original 3 tbsp. Anyway, I followed mixing directions, and I got a paste consistency substance, but there also seems to be about half the olive oil just floating freely. I couldn’t get it all to mix in. What did I do wrong?

    • With this kind of recipe, I’ve found that temperature can really make a difference. When something won’t blend well for me, I try chilling it for an hour in the fridge and mixing it again. Often, the oil is just too warm. πŸ™‚

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