Homemade Toothpaste Recipe-The Blooming Mama

Homemade Tooth Paste Tutorial

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe-The Blooming Mama

This. Is. Not. Your. Average. Toothpaste. Tutorial.

I love the DIY world. I love Pinterest. I love Martha Stewart. I love anyone who loves to do and make things themselves!
I’m a stay at home mother who likes to have the organic veggies and healthy household products…but on a budget.
One of the ways I’ve cut an expense for my family, is making my own toothpaste. Do they love the taste of it? L.O.L.

BUT does it save us money? Yes.
I’m not talking about just the cost of the actual toothpaste itself either. I’m talking less dental visits…fewer cavities…no more whitening products…no more root canals.
I’m talking about a toothpaste that helps to heal your gums and cavities.
I’m talking about a toothpaste recipe SO GOOD that it can even help remineralize your teeth!
I obviously CAN’T 100% guarantee anything, so don’t go and sue me if this doesn’t work for you. (I don’t know your life or your diet or your dental genetics).

Here are the rough costs of the recipe.
Bentonite Clay: $10.90
Organic Coconut Oil: $13.99
Sea Salt: $8.99
Baking Soda: $3.49
Pure Birch Xylitol: $21.90
Spearmint Essential Oil: $6.25
Tea Tree Oil: $8.50

Total: $74.02

WHOA. That’s a lot of money, right???

This recipe makes 15 ounces of toothpaste.
Your average tube of toothpaste at the store is 6 ounces and costs (on average) $3.00 a tube.
-I averaged out all the Crest toothpaste, plus the fancier kinds, and the like…just to be fair.

(This cost analysis does NOT include: Annual dental cleanings, fillings, teeth whitenings, etc)

The average person uses about .0283 ounces of toothpaste each time they brush. (http://theorganizedpackrat.blogspot.com/2011/05/toothpaste-math.html)
If you brush your teeth twice a day, that’s .0566 ounces a day.

You will be able to use a single tube of toothpaste up in approximately 106 days. (6 ounces per tube/ .0566).

Have a spouse? Kids?
Spouse: 53 days
Spouse plus kid: 35 days (we’ll round down to 30, as we ALL know kids probably use MORE than .0566 ounces of toothpaste daily…HA!)

So for my family, every 30 days we were buying toothpaste.
$3.00x 12 months= $36 a year.

Sarah. $36?!?! That’s it? Buying toothpaste is worth it!

Well then, let’s look at how much it costs to use your own homemade toothpaste.

So our total cost is: $74.02

I’m not going to bore you with all of the calculations on how I figured out my math (E-mail me if you want the figures).
Essentially, with the ingredients you will buy, you can make approximately 32 batches of this toothpaste.
Or: 480 ounces.

Store bought toothpaste: $3.00 for 6 ounces (.50 an ounce)
Homemade: $74.02 for 480 ounces (.15 an ounce)

Store bought cost for the year (for a family of 3): $36
Homemade cost for the year (for a family of 3): $10.80

Basically if you invest in it NOW, you’ll have ingredients to make toothpaste for approximately 6 years.

Pretty awesome, huh?

My recipe is one of kind, not just for the cost saving principals but because I have used multiple ingredients that help whiten, remineralize, and prevent cavities.

Ok. If you want to do more research, read this book: It’s amazing, and how I really got into saving my families teeth. I LOATHE commercial toothpaste, and this book goes into so much detail on our dental care, and how to do it naturally. READ IT.
Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition
by Ramiel Nagel

In regards to ingredients, there is some debate on the use of Xylitol. DO NOT PURCHASE ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER. The brand I bought, is pure 100% Birch Xylitol. This is why it cost $20 for a bag. Artificial sweeteners go in toothpastes, which yes, make them taste oh so yummy, and also contributes to furthering decay in your mouth. It’s a VERY detailed and precise science, taking care of your teeth…that doesn’t start with commercial toothpastes.
Ok. I could go on and on, if you would like more information, seriously, purchase the book.

Here’s the recipe!

Let me know if you have any questions or your own adjustments!
If you would like to PURCHASE my toothpaste pre-made (because honestly, sometimes you just don’t have the time), head on over to my online store, right here on my website, and you can order it!

Comments before starting: DO NOT LET THE CLAY TOUCH METAL. Bentonite Clay reacts badly with metal and the clay will do what it is intended to do…pull toxins out of the metal.
I used jelly jars, with plastic red lids, instead of the standard metal lids that come with the jars.
There are plastic reusable tubes on the market, but I like to stay away from plastic when I can, and especially when the product will come into contact with my skin, or be ingested.

Homemade Toothpaste-The B
1/4 cup + 1 TBLS Bentonite Clay
3/4 cup warm, boiled water
3 TBLS melted Organic coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 TBLS baking soda
2 tsp Xylitol
10-20 drops essential oil (spearmint)
10-20 drops tea tree oil

-Combine clay and water together.
Homemade Toothpaste-The Blooming Mama

-Mix in all other ingredients using a silicone whisk. (Whisking helps combine the ingredients better)
Homemade Toothpaste-The Blooming Mama

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe-The Blooming Mama


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21 thoughts on “Homemade Tooth Paste Tutorial

  1. Thanks for the recipe, I love the ingredients. Shopping in bulk for raw ingredients is such a smart way to save money. A lot of those ingredients can be used for other recipes as well and they store really well. I think we are going to try your toothpaste recipe this weekend. We are a chemical free kinda household so when we buy toothpaste it’s more like $5.50-$6.00 (CDN) a tube.

    • Yeah, I know the good toothpastes are even more expensive than your standard Crest toothpastes! So you’ll save even more money buying in bulk and making it!! Let me know how it goes!

  2. I used your toothpaste this morning and must say my mouth feels different than it does when I use commercial toothpaste but it also has felt cleaner for longer! Like most people I hate going to the dentist (and I cannot afford to go to the dentist) so I am excited to have finally have toothpaste that will allow my teeth to heal rather than just “be white”! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you! I’m glad you loved it! It definitely always makes my mouth feel and stay cleaner than when I used commercial toothpastes! Thanks for giving it a try!

  3. I’ve been using this toothpaste for almost a week now and WOW! My teeth have never felt so clean for so long. They are already starting to look whiter (probably just the initial gunk finally getting cleaned off). I was also having some pain in my teeth (I’ve been told I have pre-cavities in some teeth) and that pain has totally vanished. It has also helped balance out my tooth sensitivity. My breath has yet to smell of morning breath, which is a huge plus as well. The only downfall is the taste, as I will say it took some getting used to because of it’s salty taste and clay is much different than gel toothpaste, but this is a small shortcoming with all of the positive results that I’ve already experienced! Thank you so much Blooming Mama! Would definitely recommend.

  4. I don’t have xylitol and actually I don’t think it agrees with me(bathroom wise). Is their health benefits to it or is it just for sweetener? I have been making a tooth powder with pink salt, calcium carbonate and essential oils but I want to try your recipe! Thanks!

    • There are so many mixed views on Xylitol. I use an Organic brand that’s a 100% derivative from Birch Trees. No fillers or anything.
      Health advantages are:
      -It reverses all these destructive effects of sugar on oral health. Xylitol is non-fermentable and therefore cannot be converted to acids by oral bacteria, thus it helps to restore a proper alkaline/acid balance in the mouth. This alkaline environment is inhospitable to all the destructive bacteria, especially the worst variety, Streptococcus mutans. It also inhibits plaque formation.
      You can read more on it here

    • I’m slowly transitiong my husband and step-son! They are not fans yet either, but then again, I wasn’t at first! I think it get easier the more you use it!

    • I personally haven’t found a recipe that foams. I would assume it’s an artificial ingredient added in unfortunately but I couldn’t say for sure.
      My recipe makes your mouth feel fresh and clean and if you want more of that feeling you could add more peppermint extract.

  5. Thank you for the recipe, I am little bit confused. Please help, in the recipe the first point were it says 1/4 cup+ 1 TBLS Bentonite clay. This part I donโ€™t understand what Is the 1/4 cup supposed to be? What am I supposed to mix the clay with? At the first point. The second point already says 3/4 cup warm, boiled water. So what is 1/4 cup? Please help,

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