Homemade Tooth Paste


After using this recipe for a awhile I decided that it was too strong and have changed amounts of baking soda. You will notice the change bellow.

As I embarked on my adventure in making my own body care products one of the first things I stumbled across was a natural homemade tooth paste. I found this recipe last spring while reading Passionate Homemaking. I made a couple changes to suit my own preference. To see the original recipe click here. Coconut oil helps facilitates the absorption of calcium into the body and helps strengthen the teeth. It also stops tooth decay.

Tooth Paste

2 TBS Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Organic Liquid Soap
7 TBS Coconut Oil
2 TBS Water
30 Drops of Essential Oil (I use Sweet Orange and Peppermint)
2 TBS Baking Soda
1 TBS Baking Soda
2 Dropper Fulls of Stevia Extract

Mix together and pour into a soap dispenser or a squeeze bottle. Depending on the climate of where you live you may want to use more or less water or coconut oil to make your tooth paste more smooth. Coconut oil turns to a solid at 76 degrees F. In my area of northern Baja the summers get really hot. It can get up to 110 inside in late August making my tooth soap very liquidy. On the flip side in the winter, when it’s about fifty inside, the tooth paste is a bit too solid and hard to squeeze out. I have found that I need more water in the winter time.

I love Dr. Bronner’s Soap! There are so many uses for it! I use it in my tooth paste, in shampoo, as a body wash, to wash my hands, I’m sure that there many other ways to use it.

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. Would you have to spit this in to a garbage can since you’re not supposed to spit coconut oil down the drain?

    • Katie Mae Stanley says:

      I alway spit in the drain. If you are worried you can chase it down with warm water or spit in the garbage can.

  2. My grandmother used equal parts baking soda and salt (I use Real Salt) for toothpaste all her life. She still had most of her own teeth when she passed away at age 93. My children used this growing up and didn’t need their teeth cleaned when they went to the dentist. I use it all the time, too. You could add some cinnamon oil if desired. (I hate mint!)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I use:
    6 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    4 tsp glycerin
    essential oil of your choice – my fav is cinnamon bark EO while hubby likes peppermint.

  4. Just found your page,love it. Now, where do I find this soap? I really want to do some home made toothpaste as we are banning flouride in our household.

  5. Anonymous says:

    what about using xylitol instead of stevia? i hear it inhibits bacterial growth.

  6. Karen, you use salt? How do you make yours? Sounds interesting! You could use whatever scent of soap you want it just depends on how you want it to taste. I’m not much of a fan of the taste of lavender but it would still work. Have fun experimenting!

  7. I have seen similar recipes like this but with sea salt (Real Salt). Do you ever add salt to your mixture?
    Could I use Peppermint or lavender soap instead of the mild baby soap because that is what I use as a body wash?

  8. i really want to try this…add it to the list of reasons i need to visit 🙂


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