Today’s post comes from Adrienne of AdrienneMartin.com.
I was doing a victory dance in my kitchen and was shouting excitedly about homemade toothpaste. My husband and oldest daughter were looking at me like I had three heads. This is not uncommon in our house, by the way.
“You know …” my husband begins to say, “You can just go down to the store and BUY toothpaste. They even have lots of different kinds!”
He’s so hilarious.
I have been wanting to make my own toothpaste for a long time now and have been on a bit of a DIY-product making kick of late (home cleaning and body care ones, mostly). I not only think it is fun to make your own products, I am looking to reduce our family’s exposure to toxins.
Most body care products and home cleaning products contain ingredients that are not so great for our overall health.
So when I whipped up this batch of toothpaste and it came out fabulous, I was oh-so-excited. Hence the dancing and excited shouting. And even though the family did not share in my enthusiasm, I am still one happy camper about it.
I have made this recipe many times now and it turns out better each time!
Mint Chocolate Tooth Creme
Yields approximately one cup.
- 1/3 cup raw cacao butter, melted
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup sunflower oil
- 2 Tablespoons baking soda
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil (use less at first, then add more for more mintyness)
Stir all ingredients together using a whisk until creamy.
To accelerate the process, put mixture in the freezer and stir every minute until it becomes creamy – it will get to about the consistency of cake frosting.
You can also put the mixture in the refrigerator but it will take longer to cream up. If you do put it in the fridge, just stir about every five or so minutes while it cools to be sure to incorporate all the ingredients.
Place mixture in a glass jar or container of choice, and for best results, store in a cool, dry place.
If you would like to watch the video instruction, you can do so here. I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comments below if you tried it and how you like it!
(This post has been entered in Small Footprint Fridays.)
Have you made your own tooth creme?
Adrienne Martin is a wife to a handsome cameraman and mom to two young, fiesty daughters. Previously in her life she has been an acupuncturist, a health and wellness coach and author, a nanny, a waitress, a bartender, and a world traveler. She is now a budding domestic goddess and considering some urban homesteading and has started with two tomato plants. For more info about her, visit her blog, check out her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter.