Homemade Mint Chocolate Tooth Creme

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Today’s post comes from Adrienne of AdrienneMartin.com.

“I MADE MY OWN TOOTHPASTE! I MADE MY OWN TOOTHPASTE!”

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!

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Mint Chocolate Tooth Creme

Yields approximately one cup.

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?

adrienneAdrienne 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.

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Comments

  1. Flashley says

    What is the benefit of using sunflower oil in toothpaste? Can the coconut oil be doubled instead?

    Have you tried this with hydrogen peroxide and, if so, does it still whiten teeth?

    Thanks!

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing! I’m a little wary of the cocao butter because I’m just not accustomed to chocolate-flavored toothpaste… If I wanted to skip out on that should I just use more coconut butteR?

  3. says

    Hi Marissa and Flashley!

    I use the sunflower because it creates a nice creaminess and it is less expensive than say, organic almond oil or another high quality oil. There is no other health benefit than I know of.

    It would be fine to double the coconut oil but what I find happens with lots of coconut oil is that it is liquid when it is very warm out and solid when cold. So I do not care for that consistency and that is why I have chosen to use sunflower oil, cacao butter and the coconut oil. It makes it the consistency I find desirable.

    The cacao butter gives a very subtle chocolate flavor but feel free to substitute more coconut oil, noting the consistency will be different at different temps.

    The combo in this recipe stays fairly consistent, just getting a little more creamy when it is hot out.

    I have not tried with hydrogen peroxide. Would you mix it in the mixture or just add it to your toothbrush as well?

    Let me know how the different combinations work out and thank you so much for reading!

    Adrienne Martin

  4. says

    Thanks for the tip Adrienne! I totally didn’t think of the fact that the coconut butter would get softer in the warm weather. Hmm… do you know if there are any cacao butter brans that come in glass or recyclable containers? The only ones I can find on Amazon come in plastic containers that will end up in the landfill. : (

  5. says

    Hi again Marissa!
    It is hard to find packaging that is eco-friendly.
    But if you see in the picture, I got my cacao butter from nutsonline. com and they send it in a resealable plastic pouch that can easily be reused for a number of things. And they use a cardboard box to deliver to reuse or recycle.
    Hope that helps!
    Adrienne

  6. says

    You are very welcome Marissa!
    Be sure to come back and comment if you try this recipe or tweak it in any and get a great result.

  7. Flashley says

    Thank you for explaining about the coconut oil. I use it in toothpaste and deodorant and have found it to get melty at above 75 degrees F. The sunflower oil seems like it would help with that.

    I currently use a “paste” like recipe that I’m not completely satisfied with, although I do like that it keeps my teeth white:
    6 teaspoons baking soda
    ¼ teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
    2 Tablespoons coconut oil
    10 drops peppermint, clove, or citrus essential oil
    1. mix until paste is achieved
    2. store in dark or opaque container
    3. brush teeth for two minutes

    If I try your recipe, but with hydrogen peroxide, I will be sure to let you know about the results. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. says

    Flashley, that recipe looks great! Thank you for sharing. I want to try some bentonite clay in my paste too! Please do let us know if you add HP to my recipe, I would love know how it goes. And I think it is the cacao butter that keeps it from not melting at higher temps but maybe the combo of all 3 is the magic thing! Best to you!

  9. Sarah says

    How do you use it? Do you just dip your brush into it or use something to scoop it onto your brush? Is peppermint antibacterial?

  10. Flashley says

    Adrienne,

    I love your recipe! I did add one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and it does whiten my teeth still. This is a keeper and so much more pleasant than what I was using.

  11. says

    thank you for checking in flashley and letting us know what you did and how it went. i am going to try the HP too! glad you like the recipe all around.

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