• Bicarb or baking soda
  • Coconut oil
  • Fresh mint leaves

If you remember from the post on toothpaste here, making your own toothpaste is easy. It helps to minimise your intake of fluoride and this way you know exactly what you are putting into your mouth.


  1. If the coconut oil has solidified, heat gently in the microwave or over hot water. It should melt with minimal heat
  2. In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of bicarb soda to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  3. Mix well until the powder has dissolved into the oil
  4. Transfer the mixture into a small bottle for use

That’s it!

Coconut oil solidifies easily so depending on the climate of wherever you are it may have solidified when you want to use it. Not a problem, just use the back of the brush or a small wooden stick to scrape some of the toothpaste onto your brush.

It will taste funny the first time you use it. Coconut oil smells beautiful, but at the end of the day it is still oil :).

Chew and spit out some fresh mint leaves after you brush to get that fresh feeling. Mint is also a great antibacterial agent.


Have you made your own yet or do you have your own recipe? Let me know.