DIY . all natural remineralizing toothpaste

DIY all natural remineralizing toothpaste | Te Amo Too

DIY all natural remineralizing toothpaste | Te Amo Too

I am always up for a challenge when it comes to making my own remedies, beauty products, and cleaning supplies. So I was beyond excited to continue my journey towards a healthier lifestyle by eliminating my exposure to harmful ingredients found in a regular toothpaste.

DIY all natural remineralizing toothpaste | Te Amo Too

What is wrong with my toothpaste?

To begin with, Fluoride is the main ingredient in toothpaste … and rat poison. It is categorized as a “toxic drug” by the FDA. Fluoride can cause side effects like damage to the brain, decreased IQ in children, damage to the pineal gland, thyroid gland, bones, gastrointestinal tract, and cancers. Since it is not only found in toothpastes, fluoride exposure adds up when you take into account the dental products, dental treatments, and water supply, all of which contain fluoride. So why would we want to scrub this toxic drug all around our mouth?

As someone who has thyroid disease, I worried about the fact that fluoride was once a medical treatment used to slow down the thyroid function in hyperthyroid patients. The dose needed then was in the same range of exposure estimated for people living in communities with fluoridated water supplies today.

DIY all natural remineralizing toothpaste | Te Amo Too

Another controversial ingredient is Triclosan. Triclosan is a known hormone disruptor that impairs muscle function and skeletal muscle contractility. It is found in deodorants, toothpastes, antibacterial soaps, etc. Researchers at Virginia Tech have found that triclosan, when mixed with chlorine as found in tap water, forms chloroform.  Every time you brush your teeth with toxic toothpaste and tap water, you are creating a highly toxic chemical reaction directly in your mouth. The same holds true when washing your hands with antibacterial soap.

DIY all natural remineralizing toothpaste | Te Amo Too

But it doesn’t end there. Unfortunately many store bought natural toothpastes contain some harmful ingredients such as sulfites or sulfates, and/or glycerin, which can coat the teeth and keeps them from remineralizing.

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What can be right in my toothpaste?

The base that keeps everything together in this homemade toothpaste is Coconut Oil. Coconut oil contains lauric acid which is a natural antibacterial. Calcium Powder is critical for bone and teeth health, and Magnesium helps our bodies to properly absorb calcium. Xylitol has been shown to stop the production of tooth-decay and prevent bacteria from creating the acids that damage the teeth.  It also enhances the re-mineralization of teeth, decreases plaque, and hardens the lining of untreated cavities making them less sensitive. Baking Soda is alkaline, helps clean teeth and remove stains, and wards off bacteria. Essential Oils are good for preventing and treating gum disease. They help maintain healthy teeth and reduce cavities. And they can also reduce pain from toothaches.

DIY all natural remineralizing toothpaste | Te Amo Too

Ingredients

DIY all natural remineralizing toothpaste | Te Amo Too

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. To get your desired consistency adjust by using water to make it thinner or calcium magnesium powder to make it thicker.
  3. Let mixture chill for 5 minutes in the freezer.
  4. Pour toothpaste inside a glass container with lid.

DIY all natural remineralizing toothpaste | Te Amo Too

Notes

  • Use a cosmetic spatula, or small spoon, to scoop some toothpaste onto your toothbrush.
  • I absolutely love the smell of this toothpaste and even more the feeling of the teeth after using it.
  • The coconut oil melts quickly inside the mouth. Don’t be alarmed! It has a melting point of 76F.
  • Do you like my toothbrushes? They are bamboo! They are biodegradable and won’t end up in landfills as opposed to the plastic ones. And … they are adorable!

DIY all natural remineralizing toothpaste | Te Amo Too

Stop by at the Te Amo Too Shop to get a container with the laminated recipe on it and your first batch of the Remineralizing Toothpaste.

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I am sharing this recipe at Serenity NowHome Stories A to ZSavvy Southern Style and these blogs throughout the week.

Sources and Resources

Dental Products from Fluoride Action Network

50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation from Fluoride Action Network

How toxic is your toothpaste? from Dr. Leonard Coldwell

The 5 Harmful Ingredients in Toothpaste

Fluoride and the Thyroid: The Controversy from About Health

Tooth Remineralization and Demineralization, Saliva and pH from Healing Teeth Naturally

Deliciously Pure and Natural Xylitol from Zellie’s

This never happens ;)

DIY all natural remineralizing toothpaste | Te Amo Too

36 Comments

  1. Wow, this is so so great! I love the printed label and the toothbrushes are great with the months printed on them! So genius! I would love for you to share this on Making Memories Mondays going on now!!
    Cathy

  2. Hi! First-timer here, found you via a blog party. I’ve recently switched to an all-natural, homemade laundry detergent and have been looking to replace other products, so this post is extremely well-timed and helpful – thanks!
    One question – do you store the paste in your fridge between uses?
    p.s. – you have such beautiful pictures in this post!

    1. I’m so glad you’re here Draven and I’m even more glad that I could help you! Let me know what you think of the toothpaste when you do it yourself :) I do not store mine in the fridge. All of the ingredients don’t need to me refrigerated, although coconut oil melts at 76F, so I guess it depends at your room temperature … thank you for the comment!

      1. Thanks for the info! I’ll definitely send ya a link when I try it out! :) Oh, and forgot to say in the last comment how that “how often do you floss?” pic made me burst out laughing!

  3. Interesting read. I never knew that fluoride was at one point used as a treatment for hyperthyroidism. Is peppermint essential oil safe for internal use? I mean, you don’t swallow your toothpaste of course but some will be absorbed in your mouth already and I have always learned not to use essential oils internally. #MotivationMonday

    1. Hi Astrid, isn’t fluoride scary?! It’s been in our toothpastes and water for so long, I don’t even know if they revisit the idea. I personally buy 100% Pure Certified Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, it is therapeutic and food grade. I don’t take it internally nor do I use it undiluted, so at the quantity described it would be safe if absorbed. We should definitely exercise caution when dealing with essential oils, if this is a concern for you, I suggest omitting it from the recipe. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

  4. I love making my own beauty products, but I haven’t tried toothpaste yet. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Bloggers Brags. I’ve pinned this to our board on Pinterest. Have a great weekend!

  5. Fascinating! I have not made much of my own beauty products, but it intrigues me. This looks easy enough too!

    I also found what you wrote about fluoride interesting. We live in the city and it makes me so frustrated that they automatically add fluoride to our water! We recently got a water filter that takes it out and I’m so grateful for that.

    1. Once you start finding out what companies and governments actually use on our food, personal products, water, and etc, it is so scary! I’m so glad there are good options to avoid all of that stuff! This recipe is super easy Lydia, you should definitely try it!

  6. This is such a timely post. I was thinking of making/purchasing re-mineralizing toothpaste Juliana. Can you tell me how much it costs to purchase the ingredients to make your own?
    Thanks too for sharing your sources, too.
    BTW… that second graphic is pretty funny and so gross!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Project Inspire{d}! I love seeing what you bring to the party since I, too, have an interest in healthy living.
    Blessings!

    1. Hi Diane, I would definitely make it, instead of purchasing it. Well, I love Tropical Traditions coconut oil and I use it daily for cooking so I buy by the gallon, but every grocery store sells by the jar and it usually ranges from 8.00 to 15.00 dollars, even Walmart has them! The best price for the powder is on Amazon, and you can get the calcium carbonate instead of the calcium magnesium because it’s the same price (around 9.30) but the container is bigger. I also get Xylitol from Amazon and this one you can’t substitute for any other sugar variety since Xylitol is really good for the teeth. It costs 17.00 for a 2.5 lb bag, and it will last you forever. Since I buy a lot of stuff from Mountain Rose Herbs because I sell homemade products on my Etsy shop, I get baking soda, castille soap and peppermint essential oil from them, but you could buy baking soda at Walmart for 1.50 a box from Arm and Hammer, and Dr. Bronner’s castille soap at Home Goods when you can find is cheaper than other places. You could also get peppermint essential oil on Amazon from Now Foods so you don’t have to pay for shipping. But if it sounds too complicated I sell a jar of toothpaste on my Etsy shop that will last you forever! BTW I can’t help myself with those graphics, they are way too funny, my husband always finds me laughing in front of the computer screen! I’m glad you enjoy the posts :)

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