Products on the market today are filled with harmful chemicals and preservatives. With a good natural toothpaste recipe, you can feel safe in knowing you and your children will be taking care of their teeth without harmful chemicals.
Each toothpaste recipe listed below are from our collection, and haven’t been tested out by us personally. They also do not have an author, so we weren’t able to give them proper credit. We’ll be testing out these recipes soon, so be sure to be watching for reviews and stories!
All Natural Toothpaste
1/4 tsp peppermint oil
1/4 tsp spearmint
1/4 cup arrowroot
1/4 cup powdered orris root
1/4 cup water
1 tsp ground sage
Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add water until the paste is desired the consistency.
Store at room temperature in a tightly covered jar.
You can also substitute 1/2 tsp each of oil of cinnamon and oil of cloves for peppermint/spearmint if desired.
Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
2 Tbsp dried lemon or orange rind
1/4 cup baking soda
2 Tsp salt
Place rinds in food processor, grind until peel becomes a fine powder. Add baking soda and salt then process a few seconds more until you have a fine powder. Store in an airtight tin or jar. Dip moistened toothbrush into mixture, brush as usual.
1 Tsp of the Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
1/4 Tsp Hydrogen peroxide
Mix into a paste and brush as usual.
Vanilla & Rose Geranium Toothpaste
1/2 ounce powdered chalk
3 ounces powdered orris root
4 teaspoons of tincture of vanilla
15 drops oil of rose geranium
Honey, enough to make a paste
Combine all ingredients and mix until you have a paste the consistency you like. Store in an airtight container. Use a clean stick (popsicle) to scoop paste onto brush. Store the stick in same container.
Toothpaste Recipe Supplies
Some of the above ingredients for your toothpaste recipe aren’t exactly easy to find. Mountain Rose Herbs and Kalyx.com Herbs & Foods are two trusted sites which both carry the herbs above. Be sure to buy the smaller quantities of these ingredients, since a little goes a long way!
Side Note: If you feel like making your own toothpaste based on the recipes above is too much work, you can find natural toothpaste at Amazon.com.