DIY Remineralizing Toothpaste

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Avoiding fluoride, glycerine, SLS, and other unsafe ingredients is super easy when you whip up this DIY remineralizing toothpaste recipe. It is also safe for kids, zero waste, helpful for sensitive teeth, and tastes great!

DIY remineralizing toothpaste

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I’ve thought it was a little odd that most commercial toothpaste isn’t safe to swallow. It’s something you use in your mouth, one of the most absorbent places in your body. But swallowing it is not okay. Something about that just doesn’t make sense to me.

I would much rather use a toothpaste that is perfectly safe for my entire body, inside and out. This is especially true when looking into a toothpaste for my kids to use. I love this as a remineralizing toothpaste for toddlers, since it is so safe and natural. 

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Can I make my own toothpaste?

Absolutely! Toothpaste is one of the easiest natural body products you can make. In my opinion, this is the best remineralizing toothpaste recipe. Here are the ingredients I like to use:

  • Organic, virgin coconut oil is great for oral health. Some people have even used it with oil pulling to heal cavities (source)!
  • Food grade calcium powder provides abundant calcium to strengthen tooth enamel.
  • I use a very small amount of baking soda, because it is helpful in cleansing. I don’t use a lot because too much can be harsh.
  • There is some debate about whether or not it’s healthy to ingest xylitol internally. But since it has been shown to be helpful in preventing cavities and strengthening teeth, I include it. Xylitol also helps the toothpaste taste great, which is always nice. I use a non GMO, non corn xylitol.
  • Therapeutic grade essential oils from Plant Therapy provide additional oral health benefits. Some of my favorites include peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, cinnamon, clove, lemon, and orange.

What I don’t include in my homemade toothpaste

Many DIY remineralizing toothpaste recipes include clay, such as bentonite clay. I don’t include this because bentonite clay has been shown to have aluminum in it. Aluminum is toxic, and definitely isn’t something I want in my mouth several times a day!

DIY remineralizing toothpaste recipes don’t usually include this ingredient, but I wanted to mention it anyway. In so many commercial toothpastes that are labelled “natural,” glycerin shows up on the ingredient list.

Why is that a problem? Glycerin actually coats teeth, and can stay on teeth for a very long time.With glycerin on them, teeth can’t absorb minerals, which disrupts and prevents the remineralizing process.

Avoiding glycerine in commercial toothpastes is one very good reason to make this DIY remineralizing toothpaste recipe yourself.

DIY remineralizing toothpaste directions

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Melt coconut oil until it is liquid.
  2. Combine dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add melted coconut oil and mix until well combined. A whisk or immersion blender works well.
  4. Add essential oils and mix again until thoroughly blended. Make sure essential oils are well mixed so that they don’t separate out later.
  5. Pour into a glass storage jar.

DIY remineralizing toothpaste essential oils

How does remineralizing toothpaste work?

As I just explained, our diet is what makes the difference between healthy teeth and teeth with decay and cavities. A nutrient dense diet should be the main thing we think about when keeping our teeth healthy.

At the same time, what goes on the surface of our teeth does impact their health somewhat as well. I designed this DIY remineralizing toothpaste with this in mind. There is lots of lots of calcium for healthy enamel.

I also avoid anything that would prevent teeth from remineralizing, such as glycerin. Glycerine coats teeth and prevents them from remineralizing. It lurks quite often in commercial toothpastes that are labelled “natural.”

We’ve been using this DIY remineralizing toothpaste in our family for quite a long time now, with great results.

For multiple people using the same jar of toothpaste, I like to use these little wooden scoops to get it out of the jar and onto the toothbrush.

Let’s talk about tooth health

I highly recommend a book called Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel. In this book, you’ll learn some very useful things that you probably won’t hear in the mainstream dental world.

The author outlines a nutrient dense diet that will help to strengthen tooth enamel and actually heal cavities and decay. The Nourishing Traditions diet is a wonderful way to eat for healthy bodies and teeth. 

Nutrition absolutely dictates the health of our teeth. A lot of people think that it is only what it is in our mouth and on the surface of our teeth that can cause cavities and tooth decay.

Like Dr. Weston A. Price discovered, it is primarily what we eat that will either strengthen or weaken our teeth (source).

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Yield: 8 fl. oz.

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DIY remineralizing toothpaste

Avoiding fluoride, glycerine, SLS, and other unsafe ingredients is super easy when you whip up this DIY remineralizing toothpaste recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup calcium powder
  • 1/3 cup xylitol, non corn, non GMO is best
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 48 drops essential oil, peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, cinnamon, clove, or citrus oils are good choices

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut oil until it is liquid.
  2. Combine dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add melted coconut oil and mix until well combined. A whisk or immersion blender works well.
  4. Add essential oils and mix again until thoroughly blended. Make sure essential oils are well mixed so that they don't separate out later.
  5. Pour into a glass storage jar.
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