DIY: How To Make Your Own Toothpaste
If you search the internet for household products you can make at home, I’m sure you’ll find a lot. In fact, I even put together 18 household products you can make at home. One of the ways I save money is to make my own toothpaste. DIY toothpaste is number 2 in the list.
I don’t use it all of the time, but I like to switch it out every now and then my store bought toothpaste. I am more concerned now with the chemicals I use. When I make my DIY toothpaste, I know exactly what is in it. I’ll show you how to make your own toothpaste.
It is very easy and economical to make your you own toothpaste. You only need a few ingredients.
For this DIY toothpaste, you’ll need some baking soda, coconut oil, mint oil, and optional sweetener like Stevia of Xylitol.
- 1 Glass Storage Bowl
- 1 Measuring Spoon and Cup
- 1 Mixing Spoon
- ½ C Softened Coconut Oil
- 3 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 20 drops Mint Oil
- Stevia or xylitol optional
- In a seal bowl or small glass jar combine softened coconut oil with 3 Tablespoons Baking Soda, 20 drops of mint oil and optional sweetener
- Seal container or lid and use to brush your teeth twice daily
DIY: How to make your own Toothpaste
In a jar or container, combine ½ cup softened coconut oil with 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 20 drops of mint oil, and optional sweetener such as stevia or xylitol.
If you want to make a smaller amount, you can do that as well.
The cost of making your own toothpaste is around $1.32. Not too shabby!
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.