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Make plastic-free toothpaste yourself - Here's how!

It's great that you are Make plastic free toothpaste yourself and are reading this blog post. Because if you make your own toothpaste, you can make it from natural ingredients such as coconut oil or xylitol (birch sugar). It is not without reason that it is advised not to swallow conventional toothpaste.

Homemade toothpaste or toothpaste is also the perfect plastic-free alternative to conventional toothpaste from a tube. In this blog post, you can find out why your homemade toothpaste is doubly plastic-free, how you can recognize plastic in toothpaste and how you can easily make your own toothpaste. Let's go!
Here is another short Table of contents for this contribution:

  1. Why make plastic-free toothpaste yourself?
  2. Make your own toothpaste? Here's how!
  3. The perfect ingredients for homemade toothpaste
  4. Make your own toothpaste - The basic recipe
  5. Toothpaste + toothbrush - My best care tips

Why make plastic-free toothpaste yourself?

Depending on the ingredients, conventional toothpaste from the supermarket is more dangerous for your health than you might initially think. This is because the toothpaste we don't make ourselves consists of lots of artificial additives to make it taste good and numerous sweeteners to make it suitable for mass consumption. However, the toothpaste must not be swallowed, we are told. This is a clear indication that the manufacturer is aware of the sometimes harmful composition of the toothpaste.

The use of conventional toothpaste is therefore particularly dangerous for children. This is because children can easily swallow a lot of toothpaste. To avoid serious health consequences, you should therefore make your own toothpaste. Here are some of the dangerous ingredients in conventional toothpaste from a plastic tube:

Aspartame in toothpaste

Aspartame is a controversial sweetener that is not only found in toothpaste, but also in many foods. When your body processes aspartame, it produces dangerous toxins that promote memory loss or even depression. People with

Metabolic disorders can suffer particularly from the consequences of this substance. You can tell whether your toothpaste contains the active ingredient aspartame by the ingredient "phenylalanine". This is one of the basic components of aspartame, which is found in many toothpastes.

The sweetener is only mixed into the toothpaste to improve the taste. However, there are healthier natural substances to change the taste. Stevia and xylitol (birch sugar), for example. All the more reason to make your own toothpaste and use natural ingredients to make it.

Microplastics are in toothpaste

Microplastics are small plastic beads that you can find in almost every toothpaste in the supermarket. They are used to artificially thicken the toothpaste. In addition to toothpaste, microplastics can also be found in many other cosmetics. However, microplastics have no place in toothpaste or in our bathroom in general. This is because microplastics enter your body cells and remain there. But it's not just your body that microplastics harm: the tiny plastic beads are so small that neither drains nor sewage treatment plants can stop them from entering our waterways. Every day that you brush your teeth with toothpaste, ideally three times, more plastic enters the oceans. Fish think it is food, it enters the cells of the animals before the fish is back on our plates.

Microplastics have no place in toothpaste or other cosmetics! In addition to the microplastics in the ingredients, the toothpaste packaging is of course also made of plastic. So simply make your own toothpaste and you'll be avoiding plastic in two ways.

Fluorides in toothpaste

There is still no consensus on the effect of fluoride. Fluoride is a toxic substance, but it also hardens and stabilizes tooth enamel. Fluoride therefore helps those who have problems with tooth decay. However, if you don't suffer from tooth decay, you should avoid fluoride in your toothpaste. This is because fluoride is very sensitive to acids and ensures that minerals are broken down through the absorption of lactic acid, for example. This makes the development of tooth decay more likely.

As a general rule, you should therefore avoid fluoride in toothpaste. Especially when it comes to toothpaste for children, you should avoid toothpaste with fluorides, as children are quick to swallow toothpaste.

Triclosan in toothpaste

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Although triclosan destroys bacteria, it also destroys your healthy oral flora, which is actually there to protect your body from dangerous foreign substances. It is therefore essential that you use a toothpaste without triclosan. This is because the active ingredient is suspected of being carcinogenic. Perhaps this fact alone prevents you from using a toothpaste with triclosan: The active ingredient is also mainly found in dishwashing liquid or deodorants. Triclosan is banned in America - in Germany, triclosan is found in many other cosmetics and washing-up liquids in addition to toothpaste. If you want to live a healthy life, avoid the active ingredient and simply make your own toothpaste.
These are just some of the ingredients in conventional toothpaste that you have probably been brushing your teeth with every day. To avoid these harmful ingredients in toothpaste, you should make your own toothpaste from natural ingredients. Homemade toothpaste is the ideal plastic-free alternative, because you can be 100% sure that the toothpaste only contains ingredients that are good for you and your health. It's a great feeling to brush your teeth with a safe toothpaste that you've made yourself.

Ingredients - How to make your own plastic-free toothpaste

Making your own toothpaste is really easy. You have a free choice of ingredients for your own toothpaste. First, you should think about what properties your toothpaste should have. Then you can choose the right ingredients and make your own toothpaste. A homemade toothpaste should have the following properties:

  • Your toothpaste gently cleans your teeth
  • The homemade toothpaste also cares for your gums
  • The toothpaste prevents inflammation and tooth decay
  • The toothpaste from own production has a good taste
  • Your homemade toothpaste is made purely from natural ingredients
  • The toothpaste is uncomplicated & can be made regularly

And it is precisely according to these properties that we now select the perfect ingredients for our own toothpaste.

Make your own toothpaste - the perfect ingredients

We don't want aspartame, fluoride, triclosan or microplastics in our homemade toothpaste. That's why we only choose natural ingredients to make our own toothpaste. The following ingredients provide the perfect basis for a hygienic and tasty toothpaste:

1. coconut oil for healthy, white teeth

The fact that coconut oil optimally cleans and protects teeth makes choosing this ingredient for toothpaste really easy. Choose virgin and cold-pressed coconut oil, because then you can be sure that the coconut oil is also natural. This means that valuable minerals and vitamins remain in the coconut oil. Caprylic acid and lauric acid in coconut oil reduce the risk of tooth decay. Coconut oil has an antibacterial effect without any artificial additives. Coconut oil alone has a cleansing effect on your teeth and is also a recommended toothpaste, for example. Wisdom tooth surgery home remedy.

You can simply put a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and let it work its magic. This is because coconut oil has the ability to bind harmful substances and whitens teeth. That's why you shouldn't swallow our homemade toothpaste, as this prevents the bound bacteria from entering your body in the first place. You can also use coconut oil or coconut fat to do a wonderful oil pulling. I always use this coconut oil*, as it is native and cold-pressed, comes from a well-known manufacturer and is also available in a plastic-free and reusable preserving jar.

2. sodium bicarbonate to bind pollutants

Baking soda cleans the teeth and, like coconut oil, binds harmful substances in the mouth. Simply use a little baking soda powder to make your own plastic-free toothpaste. Baking soda is a tried-and-tested household remedy for white teeth and can also be used as a wonderful mouthwash. In addition to making your own toothpaste, baking soda can also be used to make many other cosmetics, such as your own deodorant, perfectly suitable. I use this sodium bicarbonate powderto make my own toothpaste, as it comes in plastic-free packaging and is really cheap.

3. xylitol (birch sugar) for a good taste

As you have learned today, there are many sweeteners in our toothpaste to give us a good taste experience. But these substances, such as aspartame, are anything but healthy. The perfect natural alternative is therefore xylitol, known as birch sugar. Xylitol is the perfect sugar substitute that provides no basis for bacteria that cause tooth decay and protects your teeth from cavities, tartar and plaque. Birch sugar also reduces bad breath.

Unrefined sugar has exactly the opposite effect to conventional refined sugar and is also perfect for your meals. I use this birch sugarto be able to make my own toothpaste. Xylitol is the perfect addition to the other ingredients in homemade toothpaste.

4. stevia as a sweetener substitute

Just like xylitol, you can also use the natural effect of the stevia plant for your homemade toothpaste. Stevia is actually 300 times sweeter than sugar, but the plant has significantly fewer calories. The plant's natural active ingredient also has an antibacterial effect and is ideal as an ingredient for our homemade toothpaste. Stevia helps to naturally treat bleeding gums, inflammation, tooth decay and plaque. Like xylitol, stevia prevents bacteria from growing, whereas conventional sugar promotes the formation of bacteria. Stevia and xylitol are therefore the perfect "sweeteners" to make your own toothpaste. I have this stevia powder as the perfect ingredient for my toothpaste.

5. turmeric powder for white teeth

The Indian medicinal plant turmeric is another perfect ingredient for making your own healthy toothpaste. Even though the yellow dye is very intense (should not come into contact with clothing), turmeric really whitens your teeth. The plant improves your oral environment and can even relieve swelling.

If, like me, you still have a mercury filling, you will benefit even more from the cleansing effect of the turmeric plant: it helps to eliminate the mercury and protects against the toxicity of the metal. I advise you to this turmeric powderas it is available in plastic-free packaging and quite cheap.

ATTENTION: If you have defective tooth enamel, you should avoid turmeric or try it carefully, as according to one report, your teeth could turn yellow. The same applies to plastic parts in the teeth - these can turn yellow.

6. oils for your desired flavor

As tastes are known to differ, you can change the taste with the help of natural oils. For example, add a few drops of peppermint oil to make your own perfect toothpaste. For this I recommend this peppermint oil* that you can use not only to make your own toothpaste, but also for aromatherapy or in your medicine cabinet.

Alternatively, fennel oil, lemon oil and many other combinations are also possible.

Make your own toothpaste - recipe as a base

Although the individual ingredients are also really healthy for your teeth on their own, the combination is absolutely ideal for making your own toothpaste. Now you need to find the right mixing ratio. I'll give you this basic recipe to help you do this:

The coconut oil must be melted (place the jar in hot water). The coconut oil will harden again and again, so you must always stir well. Combine all the ingredients in the specified quantities and stir well. You can add other natural ingredients to this toothpaste recipe. For example, myrrh extract, traganth or activated charcoal powder can be used as additional ingredients.

Toothpaste + toothbrush - My best care tips

It's cool that you can now make your own toothpaste. But so that you don't have to make your own toothpaste every day and your teeth stay nice and clean and white, I have a few care tips for you:

  • Store homemade toothpaste at room temperature (this keeps the toothpaste nice and soft)
  • Apply the homemade toothpaste to the toothbrush with a spoon
  • Use This wooden toothbrush with natural bristles from charcoal, which are biodegradable
  • Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months (this is really important because the bristles on toothbrushes dull very quickly and no longer clean optimally)
  • Keep making your own toothpaste! It couldn't be healthier and you won't produce plastic waste every 2-3 months!

I really hope that my tips and instructions for making your own toothpaste will help you a lot. ? It's really super easy and you can use the ingredients for lots of other things too. It simply feels good to be able to make your own toothpaste. If the toothpaste also tastes good, you have saved money and waste. Now have fun with your homemade toothpaste and wooden toothbrush!

Stay clean,

CareElite Christoph

PS: Do you know why you have to use a toothbrush to brush your teeth? Wooden toothbrush should use? Learn here, Why a wooden toothbrush is healthy in two ways. You will also learn Do It Yourself Blog for example, how to make your own Make deodorant yourself simply by following your heart.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

101 thoughts on “Plastikfreie Zahnpasta selber machen – So geht’s!”

  1. Thank you for the great toothpaste recipe. I tried it immediately and am totally thrilled. My teeth feel great, much stronger and very smooth. Also, thanks to the recipe have said goodbye to two sore and inflamed areas on my gums. I can only recommend the recipe. LG Andrea

    1. Hi Andrea! Great, thanks for your feedback 🙂
      Have fun with the new toothpaste!
      Many greetings

  2. great recipes, just one note. You have to be careful when using coconut oil, because rainforests are cut down for coconut plantations. I try to use the healthy coconut oil very sparingly.

    1. Hi! Thanks for your comment 🙂 Yes, there is indeed need to be careful. Unfortunately, I don't know of any alternative to coconut oil to make your own toothpaste. Feel free to write me if you find something!
      Love greetings

    1. Hi Melanie! Usually not, wouldn't know where the salty should come from with the ingredients 🙂 It should taste rather a bit sweet depending on how much xylitol you added. That's how it is for me too.
      Many greetings,

      1. Manfred Münzebrock

        Hello Christoph,
        well, from the sodium bicarbonate, of course, is actually salt.
        Less of it, more birch sugar and peppermint or lemon oil.
        LG Manfred

  3. Thanks for the quick reply. Can this be due to the sodium bicarbonate? I have used the white green bags from discount stores.

    1. Hi Melanie,
      that can be good! Baking soda develops a slightly salty taste. Maybe you took a little too much? So my toothpaste did not taste salty, I have exactly the dosage mentioned 🙂 .
      Just try again, or do you already have a solution 🙂 .
      Many greetings

  4. Hello,
    Before I try this recipe:
    Coconut oil gets hard in winter and my water pipes are not heated, do I have the problem when I spit it out that the coconut oil clogs my pipe after a while?

    1. Hello Christoph,
      I am for 1.5 years with a very good conscience and a lot of fun to avoid plastic and me as a "herb witch" ? make all sorts of things themselves. Today I landed on your page, find it great and can only say, keep it up ??!!!! Greetings, Pippilotta

      1. Hey Jutta! Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you've been here for so long! Then you have certainly noticed that the plastic free living becomes easier and easier over time 🙂
        Many greetings

  5. Thank you for your detailed article 🙂
    Have until now the toothpaste also made with clove oil. This is supposed to be even better against bad breath next to the peppermint oil. What do you think?
    Many greetings

    1. Hi Viktoria! Thanks for your feedback 🙂 Great idea. You can use clove oil just as well! I'll give it a try.
      Best regards

    2. Clove oil is not only helpful for bad breath, but generally a super ingredient in toothpaste, because it also helps with gingivitis and toothache. What is important with all essential oils is a good quality without any additives. I use the oils from doTERRA, for me the best. 🙂

  6. Hello, Christoph
    What is the shelf life of the toothpaste you describe? For example, can I make a supply for a trip of several months and then use it without hesitation?

    1. Hi Kuno! Yes, but please never forget the lid on the jar 🙂 Because as soon as it gets warmer, the coconut oil becomes liquid! Have fun with your new toothpaste!
      LG Christoph

  7. Theresa-Christine Scherzer

    Hello Christoph,
    as an alternative to coconut oil toothpaste would also go toothpaste powder, for example, with healing clay. There are many recipes on the net 🙂 I take, for example, healing clay, xylitol, clove powder, turmeric and dried herbs.
    What might also be some interesting info: Chamomile and peppermint can reduce the effect of homeopathic remedies (as well as camphor), which is why I avoid these herbs in my toothpaste powder.

  8. Hello,
    first good recipe. Have this also prepared so, only I saw that my coconut oil consists of 99g fat and 0.5g each carbohydrates, of which sugar, protein, etc.. Is this harmful to the teeth or can I use this without hesitation? The coconut oil is called Nutriverde coconut oil.
    Thank you in advance.
    Many greetings

  9. Hello Christoph,
    I just mixed your toothpaste together and I noticed that something settles at the bottom, I assume that it is the soda. Have I done something wrong or the mass must not be homogeneous to show effect?
    Love greetings

    1. Hi Lisa! Cool that you made your own toothpaste 🙂 .
      Did you also add xylitol? It could be that the birch sugar then settles at the bottom.
      In my case, the baking soda does not settle at the bottom. I will pay closer attention to this in my next production, but I assume that the sugar has settled in your case.
      Love greetings
      Christoph 🙂

  10. Correction. Small spelling mistake had in the last comment
    Hello Christoph,
    is it really 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda or do you mean more like teaspoons?
    I have followed the recipe and made >yet < extra more coconut oil ran.
    It still tastes very salty and makes the gums burn & bleed.

    1. Hi Fabian! Yes, are 2-3 tablespoons. But the gums certainly do not bleed because of the natural ingredients.
      I would rather blame that on the toothbrush. Natural toothbrushes sometimes take a little time to get used to. Has the problem resolved in the meantime? Sorry for my late reply!
      Happy New Year to you!
      Best regards

      1. Hi Christoph,
        the problem was probably due to the wrong sodium bicarbonate.
        I first used normal from the discount store. When I ordered the "Natronfee", the problem has been solved.
        But I still halved the amount of baking soda because I think it tastes way too salty otherwise.
        Kind regards
        F. Maasberg

        1. Hello Fabian,
          strong that it works now! Yes, that is also variable and everyone can experiment a bit with the quantities until everything fits. 🙂
          Stay clean,

  11. Hello Christoph,
    I have made the toothpaste exactly according to the recipe as you have written. Now, however, I assumed that you really meant 2 tablespoons of soda, but have corrected you in the last comment. Are these 2 tablespoons now harmless in relation to the teaspoon?

    1. Moin Sven, had mistaken me there. There are 2-3 tablespoons.
      So don't worry. How is the toothpaste? 🙂
      Best regards

  12. Hey Chris,
    I think it is well done, I also do 20 min oil pulling before. Since I do the oil pulling I have noticed that my gums also feel and look much healthier. Think times now in combination with the toothpaste it will be even better.

    1. Hello Sven! Super, thanks for your feedback on the self-righteous toothpaste.
      Oil pulling is great! If you like, you are welcome to write an article about it, which we then include here 🙂
      Best regards

  13. Hello Christoph,
    very interesting article. I unfortunately have severe periodontitis and have lost a lot of my gums. Now the necks of my teeth are relatively wide open and I am very sensitive to temperature. Therefore, I take Elmex Sensitive Professional (alternatively Eurodont Soft&Sensitive). If I leave it out for just a few days, I can't let anything touch my teeth because they are so sensitive. On the first tube it says: Active ingredient: arginine and both contain 1450ppm fluoride. Is there a natural active ingredient that can be added that is healthier and still works? Would be very happy if there is 😉
    Love greetings

    1. Hi Bernd! Wow, unfortunately I am completely out of my depth. Can someone from the community help 🙂
      Wish you all the best in any case!
      Best regards

      1. Hello to each other,
        the active ingredient for desensitization is arginine. There is l-arginine for muscle building to buy. This in powder form could be added to homemade toothpaste and then TEST the effect.
        In the case of sensitive teeth, always consider whether teeth grinding and clenching are involved. An interesting topic!

  14. Hello Christoph,
    Turmeric, as you wrote in your toothpaste recipe, is very color intensive.
    How can it be that it still makes the teeth whiter? Does nothing remain on the teeth?
    When cooking, it has happened to me that I got some turmeric on my fingers and had to scrub thoroughly afterwards to get the color off again.
    Best regards

    1. Hi Christopher, sorry for my late feedback and thanks for your comment. Don't worry, even if turmeric is hard to remove from fingers or clothes, it has a positive effect for white teeth 🙂
      Many greetings

  15. Hello,
    when I told my dentist that I was thinking of using baking soda to brush my teeth, she advised me against it. She said that the soda would act on the enamel like a scouring powder and grind it down!
    Can you say something about that?
    Many greetings,

    1. Hi Suzan! Thank you for your comment. She is a dentist so she should know better. But what exactly does she advise you to do? If she advises you to use conventional toothpaste with all the dangerous ingredients, I think that's nonsense.
      Myself and many others have also tried the homemade toothpaste with baking soda in the long run and it all works perfectly 🙂
      But I am also not an expert and if there are studies/evidence about the danger of sodium bicarbonate, I will be taught better.
      Many greetings,

  16. Hello.
    I came across your site by chance and find it super?
    Can my 7 year old daughter use the homemade toothpaste or is there another recipe for children?
    And I read that you can also make toothpaste from Himalayan salt....Perhaps for some an alternative for coconut oil ??
    Love greetings

    1. Hi Yvonne,
      thank you for your comment and your great feedback 🙂 .
      Since homemade toothpaste is made only from natural ingredients, you can definitely do that.
      Have fun with the toothpaste and all the best to you! 🙂
      Many greetings

  17. BÄÄH MUCH too salty!!! I think 2-3 teaspoons of sodium bicarbonate are enough. The sezt itself but anyway below.
    Will rather look for another recipe

    1. Hello Layla,
      thanks for your tip! Can you say nicer, but you're definitely right. 2-3 teaspoons of baking soda are really enough.
      A tip for you in life: Try not to complain about other things, but to make them better.
      Through your tip I could correct the error in the toothpaste recipe now and also help others with it. Thanks for that!
      Many greetings,

  18. Moin Moin,
    is there any way to make the toothpaste a little kid friendly too? Something to make the taste a little better for children?

    1. Hi Stefan, if this is just about the taste you can sweeten the homemade toothpaste a little with birch sugar or with any oil, such as this peppermint oil or other organic oils.
      Have fun trying it out!
      Kind regards,

  19. Hello, we also tried the recipe... cooked. I bad. Now we do the long term test. What amazes me is that you always link to Amazon. Would it not be more ecological to buy in the health food store or organic supermarket around the corner? You can go there by bike.
    Greetings Carsten

    1. Hi Carsten! Thank you for trying it out and your positive feedback 🙂
      Makes just as much sense, will just always add to that and keep both alternatives open for all readers. The links help us fund the project, so this is hugely important.
      Many greetings,

      1. Thank you 🙂
        I have tried the recipe. Unfortunately, the toothpaste turned a bit yellow and the ingredients like baking soda settle at the bottom of the container.
        Is this normal or ?

        1. Hi Natasha,
          sorry for my late feedback. Then you have used turmeric powder right? Then the color yellow is normal 😉
          If the baking soda settles at the bottom, just stir your toothpaste again when it's more solid.
          Stay clean,

  20. Isn't sodium bicarbonate much too abrasive for daily use??? As far as I know, it can irritate and even destroy the enamel and gums in the long term.

    1. Hi Miri,
      in small quantities, I think it's okay. The main part of the toothpaste is coconut oil.
      However, you should not brush your teeth regularly exclusively with baking soda, you are definitely right.
      Stay clean,

    2. Hello, I just got around to it. I have brushed my teeth with soda pure and found it quite great that I thereby save plastic. Since I worked in prophylaxis I saw no disadvantage in it. Of course, I asked my dentist to confirm with a professional what I actually saw and felt myself. He confirmed to me that my gums are impeccable and the teeth anyway. So go without hesitation, however, I take, just because of the taste, now also the CareElite.

      1. Hi Dagmar! Super, that makes me very happy 🙂
        Regarding the taste, you can vary it a bit yourself.
        Best regards

  21. Hello 🙂
    Is the toothpaste really as effective as the conventional toothpaste against caries and deposits?
    LG Jule

    1. Hi Jule, there are no suitable studies on the subject, but we use the toothpaste forever and everything is fine:) The ingredients are antibacterial, odor neutralizing and also have a positive effect for white teeth.
      Stay clean,

  22. Great recipe! I use coconut oil a lot in the bathroom - but I couldn't handle it with toothpaste. Somehow everything was greasy, especially since I like to use cold water in the summer. At another supplier, I found a tooth powder whose ingredients inspired me: instead of coconut oil, it had Rügen chalk in it. You can order it on the Internet - it arrived to me packed in paper bags. I now get along very well with the healing chalk instead of coconut oil. And a tip for those who try it new: do not take too much sodium bicarbonate. Possibly dilute a little more.
    And another idea, if it must go fast: I use city turmeric Christmas spice (since I had once expired and just tried it for brushing my teeth) or ground cinnamon and cloves. Approximately in the ratio 3-4 times as much cinnamon as cloves.
    The idea came from a book of recipes of natural cosmetics.
    By the way: am grateful that there are like-minded people here. In my environment I'm rather seen as exotic experimental...

    1. Hi Herdis! Also cool! I'll try your variant also times, I did not know yet 🙂
      Stay clean,

  23. Hello
    My toothpaste is too warm at the moment 🙁
    The melting point of coconut oil is 25 degrees Celsius.
    Is it ok if it is in the refrigerator???
    Love greetings

    1. Hi Kolla! Of course, just mix it again beforehand and then put the toothpaste in the refrigerator 🙂
      Stay clean,

  24. Hi Christoph,
    how do you do it with the toothpaste in these hot temperatures? If I keep them in the bathroom, I have only liquid toothpaste, because the coconut oil does not solidify. If I have them overnight in the refrigerator, I have in the morning rock hard toothpaste, which is also not suitable for brushing ... I would be grateful for a tip!
    Love greetings

    1. Hi Melike. I have them at the temperatures also in the refrigerator. In the morning then simply scrape out with a spoon. The toothpaste dissolves immediately in the mouth. Alternatively, first put out of the refrigerator, breakfast in peace and then use the slightly softer toothpaste 😉
      Stay clean,

  25. Good morning,
    I just woke up and am now full of beans! I will try it out immediately! Thank you for this detailed tutorial.
    Love greetings

  26. I had plaque on my teeth, had to have my teeth cleaned professionally every 6 months, and my teeth were sensitive to cold and heat, my gums were receding, and I kept getting cavities. I didn't like the taste of sodium and took ultra-fine healing clay instead. Since then my teeth and gums are top notch according to my dentist. No more teeth cleaning needed, no treatment needed. My dentist wondered and asked what I was doing differently. After I told him, he said I shouldn't advertise it or he'd go broke....
    Thanks and greetings

  27. Hey Christoph,
    great recipe, I've been making my own toothpaste for a year now.
    But on the subject of plastic-free baking soda, I'm afraid I have to disappoint you. The sachets are only coated with paper on the outside, similar to a Tetra Pak. For me, however, the best alternative on the market at the moment.
    LG Paul

    1. Hello Paul! Thanks for your feedback!
      Is right, I'm working on a completely plastic free solution and will share it here when I do 🙂

  28. Hi. Good recipe. Had previously tried a tooth powder with lots of ground herbs: can't deal with that. Note: the soda varieties vary in salt taste and grain size! I always grind it dust fine for toothpaste. That's probably why experiences with baking soda vary so much. And yes: coarse baking soda is very acidifying, finely ground is not. L.G.

  29. Hello Christoph.
    I took a similar recipe to yours last time and have to say the same: It really is way too much salt. Even with Tl. Especially since I make the toothpaste for my daughter.
    I would suggest using 1 tsp baking soda and 2-3 tsp birch sugar. I liked the variant better last time. At least for children.
    Kind regards ?

  30. If you add baking soda/ healing clay/ etc. to liquid coconut oil, it will naturally settle at the bottom !!!!
    Why rather take soft coconut oil.
    For the people who have concerns about sodium bicarbonate :
    Mix turmeric & healing clay in coconut oil, Add for the fresh peppermint, for possible gum problems sage essential oil.

  31. Hey Christoph,
    Thank you for your dedication and sharing your experience....
    I've been in the topic for some time and am currently trying to convert our household and everything that belongs to a plastic-free (eren) life.
    For a few days I use the homemade toothpaste, which is not particularly well received by the rest of the family, because finally I want to convince my daughter 8 and my husband with me to really step on it and reduce plastic, not easy just when it comes to zahnpasta....
    I think I need to work in small steps. Can you tell me something about the laminate tubes that HappyBrush uses, are these and the pasta a (transitional) alternative to the usual plastic tubes. I could not find anything concrete on the net.
    Thanks and greetings

    1. Hi Simone! Thanks for your feedback and your message! Great that you are so meticulous about it 🙂 .
      I do not know the tubes, so I can not say anything about it. Does that not work well enough with the homemade toothpaste?
      Many greetings

  32. Hey Christoph,
    Thank you for your reply.
    For me, the homemade toothpaste fits great, and also my dentist very much welcomes this way of brushing teeth and also has positive feedback and results from other patients.
    I am looking for a way to convince my daughter and husband....
    And must pack the actions into smaller stages....
    Ps: geschirrspültaps, wc Tabs (one needs now vll. Not mandatory) washing powder and deodorant are since just ready to test...the result of an entertaining Sunday morning....Toothpaste is also all and will be filled later...

    1. Hi Simone,
      great, thanks for your feedback 🙂 Haha, it will work out. Just keep letting them try it out until they get used to it.
      Good luck and best regards

  33. Great tips. I wanted to do something like that, but did not know what ingredients I need. And before I'm ready for dentures in Hungary afterwards, I wanted to find out first. Thanks 🙂

  34. I have tried the toothpaste and am super satisfied with it. I find it much better than the purchased in tubes, but of course more expensive.

    1. Hi Anna! Great, I'm glad you're doing well with the homemade toothpaste 🙂
      Since you buy the ingredients in larger packages or jars, it is of course a bit more expensive at the beginning. In the long run, however, you save money because you can make much more toothpaste with it.
      Many greetings

  35. Hello Christoph,
    I made today with enthusiasm the toothpaste. Only unfortunately it becomes with me no longer hard and the soda and xylitol sugar settle at the bottom!? Also, I used Lemon as an essential oil, even just half a tsp. Do you have any idea?
    Many thanks already
    Warm regards

    1. Hi Maike, coconut oil becomes liquid at temperatures around 25° C. Then it is probably too warm in your room. If you put your toothpaste in the refrigerator, you are on the safe side. In your mouth, the toothpaste will automatically become liquid.
      I hope that I have been able to help you.
      LG Christoph

  36. Dear Christoph,
    my rummage for toothpaste as natural as possible was disturbingly short.
    Since bamboo toothbrushes are already in my possession and I may gradually make some things myself... why not continue / start with toothpaste?
    Thank you for your contribution - and the site, your commitment in general! 🙂
    Just recently stumbled across the solar as well as ecopunk movement (first as a literary genre), which is so full of ideas and possibilities and energy (ha) that it's impossible for me to let my love of handmade, DIY go dormant any longer.
    Roll up your sleeves and go! 🙂
    Thank you,
    love greetings,

    1. Hi Greta! Great, thanks for your great feedback!
      I'm so glad that you have lit your DIY fire 😉
      Best regards and good luck,

  37. Hello Christoph!
    I made your toothpaste myself yesterday and tried it. Unfortunately, it made my gums bleed and they are a little open. Do you think this could be because the baking soda expired back in 2012? *laughs
    Read it too late, unfortunately, and I think it's almost too bad to throw it away and try a new one (with new baking soda), if it's not that. ? maybe you can help me?
    Greetings Sabrina

    1. Hi Sabrina! Oh, I'm sorry. So from the toothpaste the gums should not get bloody. Did you perhaps use a wooden toothbrush for the first time? Then the reason can also be the accustoming.
      Baking soda has an eternal shelf life and before you throw it away, you can also use it for example for oven cleaning or similar 🙂 Check out the best sodium bicarbonate applications.
      I hope that I have been able to help you.
      Best regards

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