Homemade Toothpaste Recipes for Earth Day

Homemade Toothpaste recipes

In honor of Earth Day, Mission Hills Family Dental would like to show you a small way to ‘go green’ in your own home. These toothpaste recipes are simple and fun to make. They are a great way to encourage dental hygiene for your kids, too! There are thousands of recipes available out there online, but here are three variations to try at home. Ingredients can be found at most grocery stores or specialty health food shops. Use reusable containers such as mason jars or squeezable tubes like those found here.

Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil


  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 6 tbsp baking soda
  • 25 drops essential oil (whatever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp stevia (or more if you like it sweeter)

Four Ingredient Whitening Toothpaste


  • ¼ cup Calcium Carbonate Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Xylitol powder
  • ¼ cup MCT oil (plus more for thinning if needed)
  • Essential oils of choice (optional)

Full directions from Wellness Mama found here

Super Simple Toothpaste with Household Ingredients


  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt (optional)
  • 1 – 2 tsp peppermint extract or 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil (or flavor of choice such as orange.)
  • filtered water (add to desired consistency)

Full directions from DIYNatural found here

Are your own teeth in need of a cleaning or whitening treatment? Contact your San Marcos dentist Mission Hills Family Dental and Dr. Miller will brighten your pearly whites! Until then, stay green.