Tasty, Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste

I am obsessive compulsive about my teeth. I will brush after coffee while I’m still at Starbucks. I will finish a meal out with a quick trip to the bathroom just to get my brush on. I blame my OCD behavior on good old fashioned self-imposed guilt knowing just how much my parents scrimped and saved so that I could have braces. I also blame my German teacher in high school, whose breath-God bless her heart-smelled constantly of coffee and lifesaver candies.

Therefore, I am determined to never offend someone with my breath or destroy the investment Mom and Dad spent a fortune on.

 


In the past, I’ve been alright spending $4 on a tube of toothpaste. Not anymore-those frivolous days have ended. I’ve finally found the love (of toothpaste) of a lifetime. It’s freakin’ cheap, it tastes great, and it keeps my pearly whites pearly.

It’s everything I hoped a toothpaste would be.

 


Here’s all that you’ll need to make your very own Peppermint Toothpaste:
4 TBS+ Baking Soda (depending on how thick you like your toothpaste)
2 TBS Vegetable Glycerin
1 1/2 tsp Stevia Extract
1/2 tsp Hydrogen Peroxide (3.5% or less)
1/4 tsp Peppermint Oil
5 drops Tea Tree Oil
Opaque/Dark Container

 


In a mixing bowl, measure out 4 TBS of Baking Soda. Baking Soda whitens your teeth and lightly scrubs away the gunk.

 


Add to this the 2 TBS of Vegetable Glycerin. The Glycerin creates a smooth, non-gritty toothpaste. You can leave this out if you desire, but the toothpaste will be a bit more cakey.

 


To this, add the 1 1/2 tsp Stevia Extract. The Stevia adds a little sweetness to the toothpaste. You can add more or less dependent upon your sweet tooth needs (ironic…).

 


Add the 1/2 tsp Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide will whiten teeth, clean gums, and disinfect the mouth.

 


Next, add the 1/4 tsp Peppermint Oil-which gives the toothpaste a kick and lovely flavor. You can replace this oil with cinnamon or something you prefer more.

 


Lastly, add 5 drops of Tea Tree Oil. The Tea Tree Oil is an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-all nasty things that can be found in your mouth. (Yick).

 


Mix everything together using a spatula. Add more Baking Soda if the consistency isn’t thick enough.

 


Test a little out, adding more peppermint if you like super spicy, more Stevia if you want it sweeter.

 


Store the toothpaste in a dark or opaque container. I re-used a burn cream container for my paste.

 


Enjoy your very own homemade toothpaste while knowing you rule. With very little time or money spent, you now have a pearly whites polisher without all the chemicals and pocketbook guilt!

 

Tasty, Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste
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In the past, I've been alright spending $4 on a tube of toothpaste. Not anymore-those frivolous days have ended. I've finally found the love (of toothpaste) of a lifetime. It's freakin' cheap, it tastes great, and it keeps my pearly whites pearly.
Ingredients
  • 4 TBS+ Baking Soda (depending on how thick you like your toothpaste)
  • 2 TBS Vegetable Glycerin
  • 1½ tsp Stevia Extract
  • ½ tsp Hydrogen Peroxide (3.5% or less)
  • ¼ tsp Peppermint Oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree Oil
  • Opaque/Dark Container
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine and measure the 4 TBS of Baking Soda, 2 TBS Vegetable Glycerin, 1½ tsp Stevia Extract, ½ tsp Hydrogen Peroxide, ¼ tsp Peppermint Oil and 5 drops Tea Tree Oil.
  2. Store in an airtight, opaque or dark container.

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I hope you have enjoyed these recipes! It may seem overwhelming at first to rid your home of toxins and store-bought everything. And maybe you don’t want to make these products, but would like the benefits of non-toxic products in your home without going broke. I have found some simple solutions to replace the things that I cannot make/don’t want to make myself by purchasing them from a non-toxic green company online. Without directly endorsing them, if you are interested in knowing more,  Feel free to email me with questions.

Here are links to my other Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

Homemade Beauty Products
Simple, Organic Lip Balm
Homemade Peppermint Mouthwash

Easy Laundry Soap
Homemade Laundry Softener
DIY Stain Stick


DIY Brass Cleaner
Organic Vegetable/Produce Cleaner
Homemade Household Cleaners

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:

Simple, Tasty Granola
Easy Crockpot Yogurt
Simple, Homemade Butter
Cooking and Freezing Beans, avoiding BPA
Homemade Hummus
Garden Fresh Salsa

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11 Responses to "Tasty, Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste"

  1. Leanne Mc says:

    I am making this as soon as I get the stevia and glycerin! Bought some more “natural” toothpaste because I don’t like the floride in the regular stuff plus I find them too foamy … but it was about $6 for a smallish tube! bah! I like your idea better! :) :) Thanks!

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  3. Aaron (Stay at home Mama of 2) says:

    I found you today on Skip to My Lou…seems like you and I are on the same page when it comes to ridding ourselves, our family and our homes of toxins. We have gone the step further and actually drink the Food Grade H2O2 in our water…I will be posting about that in the very near future so feel free to come on by for a visit when you get a minute:D

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  4. Crystelle says:

    I love tea tree oil in my toothpaste. I will never go back to without!

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  5. Rachael @ determined darling says:

    I might have to try this it would be great not to spend $4 on toothpaste, like we do now!

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  6. Kayla says:

    Girl, you are just too much! Slowly I am replacing my beauty products with home made, but I don’t know if I have the gumption to jump to DIY toothpaste…yet. Although I do get canker sores from the sodium laurel sulfate in most tooth pastes… so this might be my ticket to an ulcer free mouth!

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    • Rebekah says:

      Kayla-
      If you make my recipe, it’s a small batch and will cost you $.25. Not a whole lot of risk involved. SO, if you don’t like it-you aren’t out too much in the pocketbook. But, I have a hinkering that you will like it. Let me know if you try it!

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  7. Carrie- young living oil lady says:

    Great recipe! WE love making our own deodorant, bug spray, etc using our Young Living Essential Oils. So safe, non toxic and if the kids happen to lick themselves,or swallow the toothpaste it is ok! :) Thank you for sharing this amazing dish with us at Healthy 2day Wednesdays

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  8. Vanessa says:

    I make my own toothpaste too, I never would have thought to use peroxide or glyerine. I just use coconut oil, and baking soda. I like it but I’m always looking for new stuff to try. Adding this to my list!

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  9. Willow says:

    We are going to try it using xylitol instead of stevia. Stevia has been getting a bad rap lately, so we will just steer clear. I’m excited to try it out instead of the $6 xylitol toothpaste!!

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  10. Lillian says:

    I made a few batches of this, and just made the switch to coconut oil instead of glycerin! That stops the separation problem I was having and makes it creamier. Thanks for all your research!

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