Friday, October 28, 2011


The one thing you will always get from my blog is the truth. Just because you can make something yourself doesn't mean it is going to be good. The "toothpaste" that I tried this morning is an example off that. I saw this on a couple of different blogs with people all saying how wonderful it was. They said it wasn't gritty, didn't have the greatest taste but worked really well. 
The recipe was simple:

4 T. coconut oil
5 T. baking soda
Several drops of peppermint essential oil

Now I don't have any expensive essential oil so mine had extract in it. I doubt that essential oil would have made much of a difference for me. This was absolutely the most nasty stuff to put in your mouth and brush your teeth with. I don't care what you mix with that baking soda it is still going to taste like baking soda. It is completely gritty and salty, plus.. oily tasting (if you could just see the look on my face just writing it!).
However!, the reason I wanted to try this is because the toothpastes I have been using lately just aren't working as well as they used to (like everything else) and my teeth often don't feel clean even after brushing, with this nasty stuff, they were completely clean afterwards and if you can get through the vile taste while brushing and then rinse with Scope (a few times), lol, you at least will have clean teeth.
On the bright side, I hear it can be used as deodorant too so maybe I'll try it for that this weekend.


  1. :) looking at the ingredients I would be tempted to drop it in the pan and make a Thai curry or something.

  2. Too bad it didn't work. We use Glyerin soap. One bar cost $.99 and lasts a very long time.

  3. I've been reading up on homemade alternatives to toothpaste in an effort to get away from the tubes (which I cannot recycle where I live). They've all sounded horrible though so I've been hesitant to try. I still might, but I'm not sure....

    Thanks for being honest and sharing your experience.

  4. Experiments are fun, Thanks for the honest assessment!

  5. All we use around here for toothpaste is just plain ole baking soda. But I found a recipe: 1/4 cup salt and 1/4 cup of baking soda. It suggest using a few drops of peppermint essential oil.

  6. I don't think I could stand for it to be any saltier than baking soda already is.