Continuing on our Healthy Teeth Week, I bring you a homemade version of toothpaste. The best part of making your own toothpaste is that you can stretch the OraWellness oils if you’re on a tight budget and if you followed my multipurpose must-haves post, you should have the main ingredients on hand already!
And as Stephanie mentioned in the comment section of her post about brushing with oils, she has not been able to get her daughter Penelope to switch away from brushing with actual toothpaste, which apparently is a problem other people share. It’s great when kids are happy to brush, but store bought tooth paste, even the natural stuff, is not actually good for your teeth.
There are a lot of recipes floating around on Pinterest, but I just could not find one recipe that was simple and didn’t have some kind of questionable ingredient. I saw one with honey (seriously!), one with glycerin and the recipe I adapted mine from the most has xylitol instead of baking soda. The evidence for and against the use of xylitol is a wash, and I’d rather just steer clear of something that does not have a proven track record yet.