- Quick & Easy Homemade Toothpaste Recipe -
If you’re wondering how to make toothpaste, this is an extremely easy toothpaste recipe that you can literally throw together without even measuring a thing. You can whip up a batch of homemade toothpaste in a matter of minutes. Whether you’re looking to get away from the chemicals in store bought toothpaste, or you just ran out of toothpaste this is the recipe for you. If you are looking for a recipe with consistency more like traditional toothpaste with the option for minty freshness check out Homemade Toothpaste.
Time: 2 minutes
- Ingredients -
- Baking Soda
That’s it, I said it was easy.
- Step One -
To be honest, for this recipe you can use as much, or as little baking soda as you want. If you just want to make a small sample batch to test out the recipe only use a little. If you want to make a tubes worth of toothpaste use 2/3 to 3/4 of a cup of baking soda.
- Step Two -
Just start adding water a little at a time until you get the consistency you want. Personally I only add enough water to make all of the baking soda wet, creating a thick paste.
- Step Three -
Adding more water will result in some separation between the baking soda and the water if you let it sit for a while, just make sure to mix it up before you use it each time. And you’re done, that’s it, a dead simple recipe for making homemade toothpaste.
Now go try it out, and give your teeth a brush!
This is a very basic and minimal recipe. If you’re interested in adding flavors, colors, or making your toothpaste more gel-like read Homemade Toothpaste: Flavors, Color, and Gel
- Additional Info -
Storing it: You can store your brand spanking new toothpaste in any airtight container you’d like. Or if you want you can recycle an old toothpaste tube, and refill it with your new toothpaste.
How long does it last: This will easily last for a week. The less air that gets to it, the less bacteria and things like that will reach it, and therefore it will last longer. (Updated thanks to Charde for the question)
If it dries out: If your toothpaste does end out drying out a little bit you can always add a little water to it to make it a good consistency again.
Don’t Eat It: Just as with regular toothpaste don’t swallow this toothpaste, baking soda is safe, but you definitely shouldn’t swallow a bunch.
Pick a good toothbrush: Use a good soft bristle toothbrush. Brushing too hard with a firm bristled brush can damage your enamel. Personally I like these wooden toothbrush, they have soft bristles, look awesome, and are made from renewable resources.
- My Experience: Does It Work? -
Heck yes it does. It works just as good if not better than every toothpaste I have ever used. It gets my teeth feeling squeaky clean, and they stay feeling nice and clean until the next time I brush my teeth.
Baking soda as you probably know is also an awesome odor remover. For that reason baking soda toothpaste is also great at helping to get rid of bad breath.