Homemade Baking Soda Toothpaste

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  1. Patricia says:

    How can I make this without the coconut oil? All the “healthy” DIY
    Recipes have coconut something in them, and I am allergic to coconut.

    • You could use shea butter mixed with olive oil instead.

      • Karis says:

        Why the oils at all? I’ve read on other sites where people have complained of the mess that the coconut oil leaves in their sinks, so I leave it out and moisten my paste with water. However, I’m curious about the recommendation of shea or olive oil instead of coconut oil. I’m chronically tired (Dr. Axe, I wish you were my doctor :) ), and frequently washing out my sink is not my first priority, but are the health benefits worth it?

      • I personally like to use coconut oil in the recipe because baking soda alone can be hard on your teeth and also because of the antimicrobial benefits of coconut oil. You can use less coconut oil if you are worried about it making a mess but it shouldn’t be a problem in your sink because you are using a very small amount of the mixture on your toothbrush.

  2. Dirrie says:

    What is the equivocal measurement of one drop in the mineralizing toothpaste recipe. How much will that be converted in teaspoon?

  3. Amy says:

    My daughter was prescribed sodium floride toothpaste (prescription) because she doesn’t brush well (hypotonia). Is this harmful for her?

  4. Anne-Marie says:

    is this toothpaste suitable for children?

  5. Christal says:

    how often should I use this toothpaste? daily or weekly with my regular toothpaste?

  6. Leon says:

    If you don’t have xylitol can you substitute it with stevia or something else?

  7. David says:

    I mixed everything as instructed, and I personally have on problems with the toothpaste, in fact i can already feel it effecting my teeth after only a week of use. My wife however has a problem with the taste, so if there anything i would add that would safely make it taste better without ruining the toothpaste? More peppermint oil for example?

  8. Jay says:

    i am yet to try this recipe . But this is by far the easiest recipe and the ingredients are handy. But i have Q do we need to add calcium mag powder to this or trace minerals would provide for calcium and magnesium?

  9. Shelly says:

    Looking at essential oils and there are two choices for cinnamon, bark and leaf. Which one do you recommend?

  10. Eileen says:

    Where do i buy ‘trace minerals’ & are there diff types id have to choose from?

  11. Russel says:

    Is this a suitable alternative for the trace minerals, if not what would you recommend as a cheaper substitute?

  12. Misty Harvey says:

    Dr Axe,

    Thank you so much for this! I am unfortunately one of those that has had several dental issues over the years and I have had horrible experiences with dentists (my experiences with dentists is the reasons for my dental issues – I hate going back, even for cleanings!). On the minor side, my experiences have been very painful (a root canal that was worked on repeatedly for 5 years before I finally told them to take it out) and on the major side, my experiences have been physically chronic (my wisdom teeth being pulled and not clotting for 18 hours despite following directions to the letter, has left me intollerable to metal silverware and the sound of metal scraping as 19 years later it still gives me a physical reaction). Because of my experiences, taking care of my teeth is more of a chore than a joy and I avoid the dentist like the plague as I can’t handle having my teeth cleaned without being sedated. Anyhow, I digress.

    I’ve tried to get better at taking care of my teeth, but being health conscious makes it hard with all the crap on the market that isn’t good for us, or that is straight up poisonous to us, and all the supposed better products being financially unfeasible when raising a family. So, I was grateful to find your recipe yesterday and decided to take a chance.

    My husband and I did our first oil pulling this morning followed by brushing with your toothpaste. The taste during the pulling is something we will both have to learn to deal with (him more than me lol), and even though he didn’t care for the taste of the toothpaste, I can honestly say that for the first time in forever, my teeth actually feel clean! I mean a REAL clean! I couldn’t afford the cinnamon oil this time around, so I subbed in tea tree oil and added more peppermint oil for taste. But whether he likes it or not, we’re going to keep doing it (he hates going to the dentist, too) and I will just do my best to modify the taste for him.

    Thank you for giving me a real flouride-free option that is healthy, natural, and will actually give me better oral health that I can stick with than what all the propaganda out there tries to push on us!

    Truly yours,

    Misty :)

  13. Andreas Burger says:


    Isn’t the baking powder bad for your enamel?

  14. Rina says:

    Hi Dr. Axe, can I replace trace minerals with calcium plus (carbonate with vit D) I bought from Costco (Kirkland brand), I plan to make powder from it?

  15. Cathy says:

    Baking soda dissolves in water and is a fraction of the abrasivity found in traditional toothpastes.

  16. Cyd says:

    My mouth seems to be allergic to cinnamon. I’ve tried the thieves oil and that didn’t work either. Can you suggest a different eo? I’m not sure if Clove will make me sore also (afraid to try!). I really have a tough time with my teeth and have to get one pulled tomorrow. I really hope this stuff works!! Any other suggestions I can do to make my teeth stronger? I’m also a grinder. Thanks!!!

  17. Tracy G. says:

    I saw another recipe for a natural toothpaste but they used some kind of clay base. What are your thoughts on this.

  18. anna says:

    hi dr Axe ,thank you all times for helping us and give us from your time to answer our questions ,I have bone loss all over my mouth ,Iwas so depressed when i found that through the xrays ,dr said no cure and at certain time my teeth will start to fall down , I did a homemade tooth past ,and start to visit dr for cleaning every four months ,is there anything can help in rebuilt the bone around the teeth ,what should i add to my toothpast to prevent my teeth from falling ..

  19. Aimee says:

    Is there a clinical value to the cinnamon oil? Just wondering if it could be left out, or if it contains a specific function other than taste. Thanks!

  20. Jennie says:

    I use a sensative toothpaste. What can I use to make this recipe into the same ? Can one purchase potassium nitrate…the active ingredient? Is this a safe way to go or is this toxic?

  21. Stacy says:

    What is the benefit of the xylitol powder? Is is just for the taste? I just made some toothpaste with what I have on hand which is baking powder, coconut oil, and peppermint essential oil. My teeth feel very clean and my 2-year-old wanted to try it and had no problem with the taste. Thank you for the recipe :)