Homemade Toothpaste
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Why should I even consider using a homemade toothpaste instead of my regular one? We asked the same question but were quickly convinced after finding out that there are natural kitchen ingredients that are much more effective than most toothpastes that are sold out there

We put it to the test and haven’t looked back since; the results were more than impressive. And not only we but also our dentist was impressed; of course he knew about these ingredients and told us that if everyone should try this, he’d be working a part-time job

Besides the ingredients used in these homemade tooth pastes are truly natural; they are taken from fresh products which have specific qualities, they use only the REAL thing

And everyone, and that includes you, can enjoy this thorough and satisfying dental hygiene secret right there in your own home with these homemade toothpaste recipes. It's all made clear; these toothpaste recipes are as simple as ABC, affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets

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Why homemade toothpaste
what's in it for me...or my teeth?

We could answer this but we thought to leave that to THE international authority on dental care Dr. Paul H. Keyes. His research showed that there are a few very, and he means VERY useful ingredients you can use in your personal dental hygiene routine. Some are even much more useful than most commercial toothpastes

Dr. Keyes, by the way, is the founder of the International Dental Health Foundation

We reserved a separate page for his arguments about natural homemadedental hygiene. His findings and recommendations on some specific ingredients should convince everybody to start using them yesterday. Read Dental hygiene to find out yourself

To give you a little sneak preview, he states that there is almost no commercial product sold out there that can outperform these natural ingredients that many people already have in their kitchen cabinets

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Homemade Toothpaste ingredients

For those who didn’t read Dr. Keyes’ suggestions we will give you the most useful ingredients for homemade toothpaste and a short description

Homemade toothpaste ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)

A mild abrasive that dissolves easily. In solution it will kill microorganisms and disease related bacteria. It will also neutralize and detoxify the bacterial acids and toxins that form in plaques

Homemade toothpaste ingredients

Sodium chloride (table salt)

Salt can be used alone or in combination. It is not highly abrasive. In solution at higher concentrations it will kill on contact all microorganisms associated with infections in your mouth. Its antibacterial potential, while good, is not as powerful as that of sodium bicarbonate, and it will not detoxify bacterial byproducts

Homemade toothpaste ingredients


Glycerin has an antibacterial potential, which is not well recognized. If a drop of glycerin is added to living bacterial dental plaque, they stop moving and working instantly

Homemade toothpaste ingredients

Hydrogen Peroxide

When hydrogen peroxide comes into contact with bacterial plaques, it breaks down very rapidly into oxygen and water. This helps to break up and destroy the thin bacterial layer on tooth surfaces, and it shows the places where bacteria are located. When used as an ingredient, it has little, if any, bactericidal action. It breaks down too rapidly

Homemade toothpaste ingredients


A half strength solution of vinegar will freeze all bacteria, and it will help to dissolve deposits of hardened plaque. Brushing several times a week with a vinegar solution can help to prevent this hardened plaque formation

Homemade toothpaste ingredients

Cranberry juice

Unsweetened cranberry juice can be used as mouthwash and as a solution for brushing your teeth. It will kill all moving bacteria on contact and help to break down plaques. Since it is somewhat acidic, it should not be used more than a few times a week. It is pleasant to use and can be swallowed. This juice can be used as a rinse and then swallowed or spit out. Brushing the teeth with cranberry juice leaves the teeth and mouth feeling very fresh and clean

Homemade toothpaste ingredients

Neutrogena Soap (unscented) 

When a solution of this soap comes into contact with the moving microorganisms in plaques, they almost instantly stop working and moving. To use, rub dry or moisten bristles over a bar of this soap. The unscented type tastes soapy. The scented tastes terrible

Homemade toothpaste ingredients

Weak solution of Sodium Hypochlorite (e.g. Clorox)

One teaspoon in a pint of water provides a very powerful irrigation solution (DO NOT INGEST!). The taste is very unpleasant, but it can be very effective for persons who have been treated for periodontal diseases

Brushing the teeth with baking soda after using this solution will rapidly neutralize its taste. Then you can rinse with a pleasant tasting mouthwash

This simply sealed the deal for us and started trying some things out, the rest is history

Add a fresh taste and smell
to your toothpaste recipe

Our own experience has taught us that sometimes you want to add something to improve the taste and smell. Things like

  • Peppermint oil
  • Vanilla oil
  • Cinnamon oil
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Clove oil
  • Anise oil
  • Wintergreen oil
  • Orange Peel, dried and ground
  • Lemon Peel, dried and ground
  • Lime Peel, dried and ground
  • Mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Sage leaves, finely chopped
  • Stevia leaves, dried and ground

Add only a few drops or just a little bit of the ingredient you want to use to improve the taste and smell of this tooth paste recipe; just carefully experiment a bit


Whatever ingredient you use make sure it is always food grade quality, that means it can be consumed

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Homemade Toothpaste recipes

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Baking soda & table Salt homemade toothpaste

Besides using one of the ingredients from the list above separately to brush or clean your teeth, this is probably the most basic toothpaste recipe

What do you need:

  • 4 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon table Salt

How to do it:

Mix the ingredients together; You can make some of this in advance, just multiply and take 4 parts of baking soda and 1 part table salt

Take some of the mixture and add enough water to make a toothpaste

Yes that’s it no more instructions, your toothpaste is here

Didn’t we say it was easy? like we said you can experiment a bit with adding things that make it taste a bit better. See the list of suggestions above but if you have a better one, be our guest

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Baking soda, Glycerin & Table salt homemade toothpaste

What do you need:

  • 4 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon table Salt
  • Glycerin

How to do it:

Mix the baking soda and salt, add enough glycerin to make it into a toothpaste

To make this toothpaste recipe complete, again you can add something for the taste and smell, see above in the list with taste makers

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Baking soda,  Table salt & Hydrogen peroxide homemade toothpaste

What do you need:

  • 4 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon table Salt
  • 3 teaspoons Hydrogen peroxide (3% solution only!)

How to do it:

Mix the baking soda and salt, add the hydrogen peroxide to make it into a toothpaste

To make this toothpaste recipe complete, again you can add something for the taste and smell, see above in the list with taste makers


Make absolutely sure you only use the 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, this is the only solution considered safe enough to use for health purposes

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your health, always try and see how your body reacts to the separate ingredients you use

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