Toothpastes made with Coconut Oil are gaining popularity due to the medicinal qualities of the coconut oil. The coconut oil itself does not provide any cleaning, but it does kill off S Mutans (sounds like an enemy of the X-Men, but is really a kind of Streptococcus bacteria) that produce acids. It’s these acids that cause tooth decay when they eat the sugar from that cupcake you had for lunch. Usually calcium carbonate or baking soda are added for their cleaning properties.
We’ve tried a couple of these preparations and found that they all feel a bit “oily” as you’d imagine. But they do the job and taste pretty good. Look below for a DIY toothpaste recipe using coconut oil. This is the family favorite, but there was one store-bought toothpaste everyone liked. It came in a neat gift kit that included coconut oil lip balm, hand cream, and some other stuff, but you can buy just the toothpaste here:
Before you buy this over the counter, you can make a very economical homemade (DIY) Coconut Oil Toothpaste with this recipe:
- 3/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 5 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
- teaspoon of lemon oil OR spearmint/peppermint oil (more to taste if you prefer)
- 3 Drops of Stevia sweetener (optional, if you want it a little sweeter)
If you prefer it a little thicker, just add more baking soda (a couple teaspoons at a time). Now this is going to make a LOT of toothpaste (over a cup’s worth, so 8 oz) so you can cut the recipe in half. When I make it, I mix the coconut oil and baking soda (and a few drops of stevia) then divide in half. I then use lemon oil in one half and peppermint in the other. If you don’t like one or the other, you haven’t wasted the whole batch! I don’t wear dentures, but I’ve been told by people who do that this DIY toothpaste is great on false teeth.
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