Zero Waste Toothpaste Recipe:
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
25-30 drops Organic food grade peppermint essential oil
Mix all three ingredients in a glass dish (I use a mason jar).
To use, scoop out a little bit with a spoon and put it onto your toothbrush. Add more or less peppermint or coconut oil depending on your textural preference.
baking soda and sea salt in a 4 to 1 ratio, with a drop or two of peppermint essential oil in the mix (my glass container holds about a cup and 1/2) You can also add in a little stevia to cut the saltiness of the baking soda.
Remineralizing Toothpaste Ingredients
5 parts Calcium powder
1 part Diatomaceous Earth(optional- contains trace minerals and silica. UPDATE: A reader noted that DE can be abrasive and is not needed with the baking soda, so if you don’t have DE… no worries!)
2 parts Baking Soda
3 parts Xylitol Powder– This ingredient is not completely necessary, but just keeps it from tasting bitter.
3-5 parts coconut oil to get desired texture
Optional ingredients:Essential oils for flavor (mint, cinnamon, and orange are all good), Myrrh and Trace Minerals
Remineralizing Toothpaste Instructions
Mix all powdered ingredients (calcium, Baking Soda, Xylitol) well in a bowl.Add Coconut Oil one part at a time until you get desired consistency.Add any optional ingredients, including Essential Oils for flavor (my favorite is Peppermint Orange)Store in small container like ½ pint glass jar. To use, either dip clean toothbrush into it, or use Popsicle stick or spoon to put on toothbrush. I’ve also thought of storing in a plastic bag with a corner cut off to be able to squeeze like toothpaste, but haven’t tried it yet.
For this recipe, “part” denotes whatever unit of measurement you are using. For instance, if part=tablespoon, you would need 5 tablespoons calcium powder, 1 tablespoon diatomaceous earth, etc.
Or you can buy some… Tooth Powder