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A toothpaste recipe

A homemade toothpaste recipe

A homemade toothpaste recipe

Did you know that if you brush your teeth for three minutes, three times a day, you spend about 4.5 hours a month just brushing your teeth!

Have you ever paid attention to the ingredients in conventional toothpaste? Some of them contain questionable substances such as triclosan. For more information, here is the David Suzuki Foundation’s take on that particular ingredient, that is not only bad for your health but also for the environment.

Due to popular demand, we produced an amazing natural and triclosan-free toothpaste recipe that is sure to keep your teeth healthy and happy! It’s not only refreshing but also easy to make.

How to make toothpaste?

Utensils

Ingredients

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
  2. Weight calcium carbonate and white clay. Mix together in a bowl and put aside for later use.
  3. Weigh water, glycerine, coco betaine and xylitol. Put all these ingredients in a heat safe recipient that will be used on your stovetop. In a double-boiler, heat until the xylitol is completely diluted. If you are using menthol crystals, add them now, mix again until complete dilution of the latter.
  4. Add coconut oil, once completely melted take off the heat. If you are using flavor or essential oils now is the time to add them in.Mélange de liquides et mélange d'ingrédients secs
  5. Gently pour in 3 to 4 parts the liquid portion (water/glycerine/coco betaine/xylitol/menthol crystals or flavor or essential oils) into the powders (calcium carbonate/white clay). Mix between each addition with a silicone spatula.Verser le mélange liquide dans les poudres
  6. Once all is homogenous, transfer the paste into a piping bag or freezer safe Zipolc bag. To facilitate the transfert, sit the bag into a measuring cup and fold the bag over the sides of the measuring cup. Fill the bag with the help of the silicone spatula.Mettre le ziploc dans la tasse pour transférer la pâte à dents
  7. Take the bag and twist it onto itself, like when closing a bread bag. Cut the tip. IMPORTANT cut the tip small enough for it to fit into the tip of the toothpaste tube.
  8. To fill the tube, start by gently pressing the air out of the empty tube, then fill with the toothpaste.
  9. Transférer la pâte à dents dans le tube
  10. Brush your teeth as usual, with your homemade non-toxic paste!

 

Which flavour or essential oil did you choose for your personal toothpaste?

8 Comments

  • Ella Wei

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I have been looking for it.
    I would like to make it with good ingredients and sell it in a small quantity. Could you tell me if I need a license from government?

    Thank you,

    Ella

  • María Arroyo

    HI!

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe to us!
    I have a question, does the coconut oit split up from the water?

  • Lucie Dallaire

    Bonjour, j’ai suivi la recette à la lettre, utiliser la saveur naturelle de baies coop coco. C’est la deuxième fois que j essaie et ça ne fonctionne pas… ça reste grumeleux et ça goute très mauvais… Pour obtenir quelque chose de plus crémeux, j’ai remis sur le bain marie 15 g d eau du xylitol, j ai ajouter un peux d’huile de coco et une saveur plus forte de “cinemint” d’une autre compagnie. C’est encore tres amer en bouche, moi et mon conjoint pourront l’utiliser question de ne pas gaspiller, mais certainement pas les enfants… Je ne comprend pas ce qui ne va pas…

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