How to Make Your Own Toothpaste 7

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Toothpaste! It’s something our family uses everyday and it got me questioning whether there was a more healthy option that wasn’t from a company that tested on animals and also, importantly, didn’t come packaged in yet more plastic. I put the question out there on the Eco Atlas forum and there was much interest and discussion and one of the best options seemed to be to make your own, that way you know exactly what’s in it AND you can use your own re-usable glass jar and cut out the plastic completely!

So, we made our own toothpaste and it may not be white, as we expect toothpaste to be, but it IS healthy and planet friendly. And the bonus is that the children tried it out and approve! It helps that they actually made it themselves.




1 tablespoon coconut oil (warm gently till liquid)
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 Calc Fluor tissue salt tablets (crushed to powder)
1 tablespoon Bentonite Clay
2-4 Drops Peppermint Essential oil (to taste)

 Mix the coconut oil and olive oil together and then add the powders, adjust quantities until it’s a toothpaste consistency (you may need to add more tissue salts and Bentonite Clay but remember the coconut oil will solidify again in winter so keep it a bit sloppy and it will harden). Mix in the peppermint oil then seal it in a small glass jar.



I used the Sassui recipe as a base but didn’t have Xylitol so didn’t add that or the lemon juice and it seemed to work fine, but visit their Facebook page for the original full recipe. Sassui make the most fabulously sumptuous skin care products, natural and only tested on human bunnies.

If you’re not up for making your own toothpaste or can’t find all the ingredients, but would still like to go the natural route then have a look at Faithful to Nature’s range of toothpastes, they really research their products well and they’ll deliver to you! Just make sure to recycle those toothpaste tubes!




About Rhian

Rhian Berning is on a journey is to find and document ways of living that are gentle on the planet and beneficial to all people. She loves telling the stories of the incredible people and places that are actively building a future beautiful and created the online Eco Atlas platform to bridge the gap between active citizens and regenerative, socially just businesses so we can all be everyday changemakers and vote with our wallets.

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7 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Toothpaste

  • Reply
    Colleen Black

    This is an interesting recipe! My family swears tissue salts are the answer to EVERYTHING – I have to agree! Out of curiosity – why olive oil and coconut oil? Just to make it more liquid?

    • Reply
      Rhian Post author

      Yes, I think the olive oil is to make it more liquid, especially in winter when our coconut oil goes so hard! Give it a try and let me know how you go!

  • Reply
    Caroline Hurry

    I also make my own toothpaste using baking soda (instead of the bentonite clay), coconut oil, a few drops of hydrogen peroxide and a drop or two of peppermint oil. Easy! Teeth seem whiter too! Truth is you can brush your teeth using only baking soda but the coconut oil gives it more of a toothpaste texture …

    • Reply
      Rhian Post author

      Yes, I’ve seen quite a few recipes with baking soda/bicarb, but someone raised concerns about it being abrasive on the tooth enamel, do you know anything about this? Hydrogen peroxide is an interesting ingredient, such a winner for the household cupboard.

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    Hey Rhi

    Loved this toothpaste recipe. Apparently if you add finely crushed eggshells the extra minerals help with extra calcium and keeping the cavities at bay.

    Will give it a try and report!
    Hope you are all well.
    Love xx

    • Reply
      Rhian Post author

      That sounds interesting! Yes, please do report back, I’d love to know how it goes. You would have to crush them up really finely because you wouldn’t want it to be abrasive on the tooth enamel. Happy experimenting!