There are recipes online for making your own tooth powder/toothpaste which led me to my own concoction. I just happened to have the essential oils since I have some for the salve I make. Only a few recipes had olive oil. I put olive oil in because it makes the baking soda have a nice consistency. Forget the salt, with baking soda in it, who needs the salt? It’s hard on your teeth from what I read.
I was reading about the evils of glycerine which is in the healthy toothpastes. I had a neat cobalt blue small jar from some ointment that was in a bath and body jar from a long time ago. Used that for the container. Here’s my concoction:
baking soda (about 2 TBSP)
extra virgin olive oil
few drops of grapefruit essential oil
few drops of myrrh essential oil
few drops of clove essential oil
- few drops of peppermint essential oil
I like the grapefruit oil in it. Meant to put orange essential oil in it, so it was a mistake but the grapefruit is welcome taste. This stuff is real good and cheap if you have a few essential oils. I keep mine in the fridge in this hot weather.
update 9 days later: this stuff is great! I won’t go back to regular store toothpaste now that I can make this.
almost 3 yrs later- my toothpaste just got better.
It got better by using raw unrefined food grade coconut oil which calms the spices down and the baking soda. It protects the gums. I tried anise oil, more of the orange ones: tangerine, mandarin and sweet orange. Spearmint- that’s great in a toothpaste. Frankincense too. All therapeutic grade oils that you can put in toothpaste. Sea salt- not to much just a little.
Nothing compares with this toothpaste. Let your gums be the judge.