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TOOTHPASTE recipes

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 17, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Anyone out there thinking of avoiding the cost of "health store" toothpaste by making their own? Previously I had used baking powder exclusively but found it to (a) cause flatulence, (b) leave a lingering taste in the mouth and (c) not clean the teeth too well without having to swallow copious amounts. Does anyone have any toothpaste recipes they'd care to share?

46ee2f7d91719ecfe691a0c2a6da7034

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on March 28, 2011
at 11:47 AM

The ingredients go a long way when there are only several drops of the essential oils. Baking soda makes up the majority and that is very inexpensive when bought in a 13.5 lb bag at Costco. When you consider how much one might spend on a tube of toothpaste at the health food store it isn't that expensive. Now, if I were to sell it....not sure what I'd charge.

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on March 19, 2011
at 03:15 AM

sounds rare..and expensive

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on March 17, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Yes, the glycerine is what gives toothpaste it's gel-like consistency. The case against glycerine is that it coats your teeth, and takes roughly 20 rinses to remove completely; glycerine left behind prevents stuff from "sticking" to your teeth, thereby preventing re-mineralization of your teeth. Naturally, your teeth receive mineral deposits that harden the surface, so even if your enamel is worn down, the re-mineralization will provide a sort of "backup" barrier, not only preventing cavities, but aiding in preventing sensitive teeth. Dr. Weston Price is often quoted regarding this research.

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Thanks for the info. All the internet searching I did on the topic recommended Glycerine. Is there a reason why it should/shouldn't be included or is it just a superfluous substance to give bulk/"gel"-like properties to the paste?

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A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on March 17, 2011
at 04:30 PM

I recommend using the search bar. There are a lot of posts on toothpaste.

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60199d3a580a4e17969059609e48e678

on March 18, 2011
at 01:50 AM

coconut oil and baking soda for me :P add a little peppermint oil and it leaves a nice fresh feeling, just dont swallow it if it has the peppermint oil in it.

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Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on March 17, 2011
at 04:55 PM

EcoDent is a fantastic baking soda-based brand that cleans well, and advertises 200+ brushings from its tiny bottle. From recollection, it's not expensive compared to "typical" brands either. Also contains no glycerine, et al.

If you're dead-set on creating your own toothpaste, take a look at the EcoDent label and see which ingredients your homebrew mix may be lacking.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 17, 2011
at 07:44 PM

Thanks for the info. All the internet searching I did on the topic recommended Glycerine. Is there a reason why it should/shouldn't be included or is it just a superfluous substance to give bulk/"gel"-like properties to the paste?

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on March 17, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Yes, the glycerine is what gives toothpaste it's gel-like consistency. The case against glycerine is that it coats your teeth, and takes roughly 20 rinses to remove completely; glycerine left behind prevents stuff from "sticking" to your teeth, thereby preventing re-mineralization of your teeth. Naturally, your teeth receive mineral deposits that harden the surface, so even if your enamel is worn down, the re-mineralization will provide a sort of "backup" barrier, not only preventing cavities, but aiding in preventing sensitive teeth. Dr. Weston Price is often quoted regarding this research.

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46ee2f7d91719ecfe691a0c2a6da7034

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on March 18, 2011
at 02:17 PM

Baking soda, MCT(coconut) oil, celtic sea salt, xylitol, colloidal silver, myrrh oil, spearmint oil, peppermint oil, clove oil, stevia. Mix and put it in a 3 oz travel container with a flip top.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 19, 2011
at 03:15 AM

sounds rare..and expensive

46ee2f7d91719ecfe691a0c2a6da7034

(148)

on March 28, 2011
at 11:47 AM

The ingredients go a long way when there are only several drops of the essential oils. Baking soda makes up the majority and that is very inexpensive when bought in a 13.5 lb bag at Costco. When you consider how much one might spend on a tube of toothpaste at the health food store it isn't that expensive. Now, if I were to sell it....not sure what I'd charge.

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D0578c3826123f66a80b034cd3e78816

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on March 18, 2011
at 04:10 AM

I don't use toothpaste. I use an oil mixture based on OraMD. Basically I put a few drops of a mixture of almond oil, peppermint oil, and spearmint oil and brush with that. It can create as good a lather as any toothpaste depending on proportions. The fact that it's oil is supposed to make it more protective as far as coating the teeth but I'm not sure how true that is.

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