Recently, I’ve been trying more organic and natural style toothpaste. This led to me making my own DIY Peppermint and coconut oil toothpaste at home. It is super easy to make and cost effective. The best part is you only need a handful of ingredients for the DIY Peppermint and coconut oil toothpaste.
Why I Use DIY Peppermint and Coconut Oil Toothpaste
I’ve tried multiple teeth whitening toothpastes and products, and I was not satisfied. Plus, many of the teeth whitening products you find in stores use chemicals that are considered harmful. This definitely swayed me to search for a natural alternative. The DIY peppermint and coconut oil toothpaste is a perfect match. Not to mention its full of natural teeth whiteners.
I prefer this toothpaste over any store brand. The DIY peppermint and coconut oil toothpaste tastes natural and does not have an overpowering mint flavor. I also love that I can switch up the essential oils in the toothpaste if I get tired of one.
This toothpaste will help fight bacteria, prevent cavities and gum disease and leave you with fresh breath.
What the Ingredients Do
The coconut oil is great for your teeth because contains fatty and lauric acids. The fatty acids are responsible for killing viruses and fungi lurking on gum tissue while the lauric acids works to reduce plaque and gum disease. Lauric acid kills Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus, which can cause tooth loss and decay.
The abrasive crystals in the baking soda and sea salt work to remove surface stains on the teeth and freshen bad breath. The sea salt also contains minerals that fight against tarter build up, strengthens the gums, and neutralize acids in the mouth.
I created this DIY peppermint and coconut oil toothpaste from altering my baking soda based toothpaste recipe I was using for years. This recipe has more peppermint essential oil to make it more effective at killing bacteria. I also added sea salt and bentonite clay to the recipe. Bentonite clay is something I have been using for acne face masks, but I also discovered that it is very effective for whitening and remineralizing teeth.
DIY Peppermint and Coconut Oil Toothpaste
What You Need:
- ¼ cup of coconut oil, softened
- ½ cup of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon bentonite clay (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 15 drops of peppermint or cinnamon essential oils (depending on preference)
- Mixing bowl
- Glass container with a lid
1.) Stir together the coconut oil, baking soda, sea salt, bentonite clay and essential oils in the mixing bowl until a paste is formed.
2.) Transfer the paste into the glass container.
3.) Store at room temperature.
4.) When ready to use it, dip your toothbrush in the paste and brush your teeth as normal.
It is important to remember that this DIY peppermint and coconut oil Toothpaste only has a shelf life of one month.