Home Made Toothpaste

January 22, 2013 | 7 Comments

There are some studies that claim Fluoride taken daily is toxic and related to health issues. Since most people get so much of it unwillingly and unknowingly in the water supply, then having it in our toothpaste can be redundant. There are some studies that claim fluoride affects children’s IQ levels and can lead to osteoporosis, thyroid issues and even cancer. Most of Europe doesn’t flood their drinking water with fluoride actually Ireland being the only country that does. Also the claim that it helps with dental decay is not so accurate. All of these concerns led me to making our own toothpaste which taste just as good if not better than commercial brands. Coconut Oil is known to be an antibacterial agent and helps against tooth decay. If you want a whitening reaction you can always add a drop of hydrogen peroxide to the paste.

Here is the recipe. It’s great fun to make with the sprites!

3 tbs Organic Baking Soda
3 tbs Coconut Oil
20 drops of peppermint or cinnamon oil
2 tsp glycerin
a few drops of stevia or one packet of xylitol (which also fights tooth decay)

Photos by Mel Blanchard who also liked the DIY Toothpaste!




  1. Great recipe! How long does it keep? Can you make a bigger batch and store it for, say, a week? finally, where do you store it — on the counter, in the fridge? would love to hear all the juicy details! xo

    • Shiva Rose says:

      Good question Paula. Mine has kept for two weeks now and I store it in a glass jar in the bathroom.

  2. Aida says:

    Thank YOU for the wonderful alternative to store-bought toothpaste. Also, RE:”Hopefully the ads will convey this as well. What are your thoughts?” Please do what you have to do. Ads are everywhere. Besides, many of us work jobs that are not our dream jobs, but pay the bills. However, We are able to come to a sense of “self” at the end of the day with people like yourself who bring us words of nature, health, art, and beauty. So, absolutely, if Ads will keep your site alive and get the bills paid, please do! Keep up the great work, Shiva! aejg

  3. Darby says:

    I love love love your blog! Its truely inspiring so if it means making a living by throwing on some advertising go for it! You are so FORTUNATE to be able to combine your passion and make a living.

    I have been on a journey over the last few yrs of trying to naturalize my home in many ways. I also am in the process of trying to find a way to stay home with my babies and contribute to the household income so I have decided to raise honey bee’s. I have come up w/ a natural lip balm and solid perfume. Next I am going to battle the town for ordinances to raise goat, sheep and chickens. I am also planning a large vegetable garden and from all these things I am hoping to make wonderful things to sell at the local markets! Again, thank you for sharing your wisdom and passion! sunshine, darby

    • Shiva Rose says:

      Thank you Darby! Let’s do a post on your lip balm and perfume!! sounds perfect for The Local Rose. ❤❤

  4. I just discovered your blog a short time ago and love this toothpaste recipe. I remember my grandparents used soda to clean their teeth. I am trying to eliminate the chemicals from our home and this is a good one to include. No more bought toothpaste.

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