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.
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.