Basic Homemade Toothpaste With Baking Soda

Homemade baking soda toothpaste is easy to make.

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


The ingredients for baking soda toothpaste recipe are really simple.

That’s it, I said it was easy.

Step One

Baking Soda Toothpaste - Step 1

2/3 cup Baking Soda

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

Water as desired

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

Mix it all up

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.

3 thoughts on “Basic Homemade Toothpaste With Baking Soda”

  1. Wow this looks so cheap and easy to make. How long will it keep for? I am on a new adventure where I am trying to make everything from scratch for a year. This may be my next endeavor!

    1. Homemade Experiment

      Hi Charde, thanks for commenting!

      This toothpaste should last for one to two weeks easily I’ve never hand a problem in that time frame, but I wouldn’t go beyond that. I usually only make enough of this toothpaste to last a week, and then I just make some more because it does only take a couple of minutes to make.

      It sounds like you’re starting a great adventure this year. I hope this helps you go scratch.

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