Making your own health and beauty products is so much. It is also so much healthier than buying conventional products and more affordable than buying top organic brands.
When it comes to toothpaste, we all have our favorites. The sad news is that the majority of the store-bought toothpaste contains a lot of harmful ingredients. The chemicals can seriously damage your health. Whether you buy the cheapest or the most expensive conventional brand, your health can pay a high price for it.
Of course, there is a good variety of natural and even organic toothpaste out there. They are definitely much superior to their conventional counterparts. They are free of chemicals. When they are organic, it’s a bonus. Some come with only a few ingredients. That sounds super awesome. Unfortunately, they are pretty expensive.
You can also buy handmade organic toothpaste from local artisans at farmer’s markets or even Etsy. It is nice to support your local community or even a person making products by hand miles away when ordering online. Their products are usually simple, natural, and organic. However, they also come with a price tag many can’t afford.
DIY Homemade Toothpaste
If you are looking for a simple, natural, and possibly organic toothpaste that’s affordable, I have good news for you.
You can make it yourself!
Don’t be shy. It is easier than making your lunch or morning green juice. You already have the ingredients at home.
One of the main ingredients is baking soda that can whiten your teens like a champ. Welcome to the bright smiles club. Another ingredient is coconut oil. It is so versatile: you can eat it, cook with it, use it for oil pulling, use it as a lotion or sunscreen. The list goes on. It can kill all the bacteria and help your teeth stay healthy. Lastly, you add neem oil and perhaps some essential oils for flavor and extra oral health benefits.
Benefits of making homemade toothpaste:
- Reduced costs
- No fluoride
- No chemicals
- No toxins
- You exactly know what are the ingredients
- Few ingredients
- There is no plastic waste keeping them in a glass mason jar
- White teeth from the baking soda
- Variety of tastes using different essential oils
- They are fun to make
Let’s make it.
Homemade Toothpaste Recipe
- 1 tbsp of neem powder
- 4 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil
- 3 tbsp of baking soda
- 1-2 drop of essential oil of your choice
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Transfer the paste into a small mason jar.
- Keep it at room temperature.
- Brush your teeth two to three times a day with this toothpaste like you would with any other toothpaste.
Wasn’t this easy?! I bet you will love this homemade toothpaste.
Do you make your own beauty, hygiene, and household products? Do you have any good recipes to share? Share them in the comments section, we would love to hear from you.