How to make natural toothpaste

how to make natural #toothpaste #recipe

Why do you need natural toothpaste?

Commercial toothpaste contains flouride

There is a lot of debate about Flouride and whether it does or doesn’t have negative effects on our bodies. It is a key ingredient in most tubes of toothpaste that you find in the grocery store today. It also gets added to the local water supplies in most parts of the U.S. I don’t want to start a big debate about whether it is good that it is put into our water supply or not, but just know that even the supporters of flouride use agree that too much can lead to Fluorosis.

Personally, I am a bit of a natural health freak and try to avoid flouride and if you are like me you are well aware that there are few options in the grocery store. Even a lot of the natural and organic toothpastes seem to contain flouride.

Other artificial ingredients

But, regardless of where you stand on the flouride issue, there are many other artificial ingredients contained in commercial toothpaste, like sweeteners (usually saccharin), emulsifiers, preservatives, and artificial flavors. While they may not be as bad as drinking bleach, they aren’t benefiting your body.

How to make natural #toothpaste #recipe  /how-to-make-natural-toothpaste/...I decided to do some digging and see what it actually takes to make your own toothpaste. It turns out it only requires a few natural and easy to find ingredients. I don't have kids yet, but this seems like one of those projects that may be good to get your kids involved with. I know I never wanted to brush my teeth when I was 5, but this might have made it more fun!...


Make your own toothpaste

I decided to do some digging and see what it actually takes to make your own toothpaste. It turns out it only requires a few natural and easy to find ingredients. I don’t have kids yet, but this seems like one of those projects that may be good to get your kids involved with. I know I never wanted to brush my teeth when I was 5, but this might have made it more fun!

Ingredients needed to make natural toothpaste

  1. Baking soda (works as a natural cleansing agent and it polishes and whitens your teeth as well!)
  2. Table salt
  3. Hydrogen Peroxide (naturally disinfects your mouth)
  4. Stevia (optional as sweetener)
  5. Peppermint oil (optional)

Both 4 and 5 can be found at a health food store


Steps to make your toothpaste

  1. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into a mixing bowl
  2. Add a dash of salt
  3. Add 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide
  4. Add 1 drop of peppermint oil
  5. Add a dash of stevia (more if you want it sweeter)
  6. Mix it all up until it becomes paste like. You may have to add more hydrogen peroxide to get the right consistency.

A few notes about the homemade toothpaste

  • You can store it in a plastic container to keep it from drying out.
  • If you’re not into the peppermint flavor, you could try ground cinnamon or vanilla extract.

Another quick and easy option is to get Peppermint extract (1/4 tsp.) from the Spice section of the grocery store and mix it with 1 tbsp. of baking soda. Add a dash of salt, mix it up, and you are good to go.

In trying this out, I thought I added a dash of salt, apparently I added way too much because it tasted like the Gulf of Mexico. Next time, I am going to lay off the salt. Brushing with it felt nice and left my teeth feeling so fresh and so clean, clean! I think I am going to try it with cinnamon next time to see what that tastes like.

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  1. Tristan

    “In trying this out, I thought I added a dash of salt, apparently I added way too much because it tasted like the Gulf of Mexico.”

    –Now that made me laugh. πŸ™‚

    Interesting post, Bob. Jamey and I will have to try that.

    • naomi-kati

      i heard that salt is too abrasive, is this true?

  2. bob

    That’s what I am here for tristan! πŸ™‚

  3. Kyria

    We’ve known about the dangers of fluoride for a while. I just use plain baking soda and my kids use Aerobic 07 drops. Can’t get my husband to give up his toothpaste, though. I’ll give this a try. I think we’d like the cinnamon or vanilla flavor.

    And did you know that stevia is actually good for your teeth? There are whole books on the subject.

  4. bob

    I didn’t know that, but I still think it is funny that the FDA won’t allow it to be labeled as a sweetener πŸ˜‰

  5. Scott @ The Passive Dad

    Interesting that you mentioned adding stevia to the toothpaste. I read another post this week about stevia as an alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. Very interesting. Never new you could make toothpaste with a few ingredients. would be a fun school project.

    I stumbled it.

  6. bob

    Yea, stevia is a pretty amazing herb from everything I know about it… thanks for the stumble

  7. Kelly from Almost Frugal

    This post has been included in the 141st Festival of Frugality at Almost Frugal, going live September 2, 2008. Please make sure to link back to the Festival and or submit it to sites like Digg, Stumble Upon, PF Buzz etc. Thanks for participating!

  8. Don

    Flourosis is only a danger for children, and you can get flouride-free children’s toothpaste. The benefits of flouride for teeth are tested and well-understood, and as an adult I’ll not be passing on that.

    History and “old fashion things” are fun, but I’ll not be giving up modern dental progress for the way things used to be.

  9. bob

    I enjoy the modern conveniences, but as I discover that some of them come at such a tremendous cost (i.e. long term health problems) I am looking for ways to get back to the ways things used to be – before everything was made with chemicals…

  10. Q

    As a poor loan laden dental student I read a few financial blogs to help me to use my money wisely. The rest of the time I study and “practice dentistry”. As a semi-educated individual on the subject I would ask you to please not advise people to make their own toothpaste. If you are reading this post please do not make your own toothpaste at home using a technique popular prior to WW2. People with a complete understanding of the De-mineralization –> Re-mineralization cycle of hydroxyapatite, Acid base chemistry, the Henderson hasselback equation, Solubility Product Constant (Ksp)
    plaque formation, plaque composition and colonization, bacteria metabolic systems, cariogenic Micro flora, and Fluoride and its role in the re-mineralization of carious lesions and ………………..have developed modern day dentifrices as delivery mechanisms for chemotherapeutic agents to fight caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis. Hundreds, if not thousands of articles have been published in scientific journals about the benefits of fluoride in toothpaste and how it prevents tooth decay. Please use a fluoridated toothpaste with the ADA’s seal of approval signifying that evidence has been demonstrated scientifically from multiple long term studies that the product is both safe and effective. Use a pea sized amount and if you are worried don’t swallow any. Also, direct evidence from working with patients and one full year of oral pathology has convinced me never to put hydrogen peroxide in my mouth (It does not react very well with the oral mucosa) unless I am whitening my teeth with a safe and controlled commercial product. If you save $1 dollar every 4 months by making your own toothpaste it will take you 13 years to save enough money to have one filling placed in a dental school, and 66 years to save enough money to have one filling placed by private practice dentist. I don’t think it’s worth it.

  11. bob

    I appreciate your perspective on this and while I don’t want to start a debate about modern vs. alternative health care, I can understand where you are coming from.

  12. Helene

    Thanks for your contribution to my “Take Charge of Your Health Care Carnival.” I was advised many years ago by a periodontist to use baking soda and peroxide. Adding the stevia and pepperment oil just makes it more palatable and helps freshen the breath. Sounds like a good combination to me.

  13. nacole obey

    hey well i just wanted to say that toothpaste is what i will enjoy and i use the toothpaste like im suppose to

  14. tabitha mohr

    I want to now if you put food grad hydrogen peroxide in it
    Or not. tabitha mohr

  15. vm

    I go way back to ditto the first comment on the Gulf of Mexico line – hilarious.
    2 comments: I agree with Q – Much of my family is connected with dentistry in one way or another – he’s right.
    The other comment is about stevia. I have used it for various applications – I even baked a cheesecake using stevia almost exclusively! No one noticed, although I did tell them, as I wanted to let the guests know what was so unique about dessert that night. I give my kids the occasional red dye treatment with Koolaid – but I make it with 1/4 teaspoon (yes, that’s right!)ultra-concentrated stevia along with 2 tablespoons sugar (this small amount of sugar simply takes away the wierd-ish aftertaste of the stevia) – guests/kids cannot tell the difference, are consuming a lot less sugar, and it’s better for oral health. (BTW – the stuff is easy to grow, as well)
    There’s my 2 cents.

  16. poor boomer

    Once you make the toothpaste, how do you get it in the tube?

    • david mundy

      If you cut off the bottom of the tube with a scissors first. Then just spoon
      it into the tube until it is full. then fold the end over on itself just like it
      was before. Fold it a couple times and smash with pliers or hammer. Then put a couple staples in the folded part… and that’s how you get the toothpaste back in the tube!

  17. rameshraju

    Mix Gooseberry (Amblica Officinalis) powder, Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula)fruit powder and Bibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica) fruit powder in equal amounts and store in glass jar. Use this powder as a tooth powder. This is much better and safe than the above product. Neem leaf paste or tender neem stick can also be used for cleaning teeth.

  18. Walter

    The above recipe looks interesting, though some ingredients may be difficult to find. But a comment regarding fluoride. I recently read that fluoride lessens cavities by 20-30% (not actually that great, however much the pro-fluoride people advocate it), while zylitol, a natural sweetener derived from wood, lessens cavities by 60-70%, and it doesn’t have the harmful effects fluoride does. (Fluoride may remineralize the tooth structure, but it pulls electrons out of the enamel and thus harms it). Zylitol already exists in a commercial toothpaste, though that toothpaste still has the disadvantage of having glycerine, which coats the teeth and prevents re-enamilization of the teeth, which otherwise happens naturally. Zylitol is easily found in many grocery stores (found it today at Whole Foods myself). Just need to figure out a recipe for a toothpaste or powder with it.

  19. Walter

    Correction to my comment about glycerine. See, which gives a Dr. Keyes findings about that. That site has some good info. And it’s Xylitol, not as I typo’d above.

  20. Ninnoekuu Joachim

    I am a third year chemistry student of KNUST. I want to use the white latex of jatropha to make a natural toothpaste. How do i do that? I am working on it as my project.

  21. Jessica

    was this hard i am going to do this for sience fair.

  22. Matt

    Fluoride is a toxic chemical. I don’t care what schooling you have. I know its fun and makes you feel good to show everyone what you know. I’ve been taught many lies in school….high school, undergrad and graduate. Bottom line, fluoride is TOXIC. It may help with tooth decay, but other things do too. Why not choose the non-toxic thing that prevents tooth decay?

  23. Krista

    I agree with Matt on Q’s comments. I have also been handed many lies in H.S., college, and grad school. And while the information above had good intentions, I felt the lengthy lecture with industry jargon to be a little patronizing. (Mentioning loan debt doesn’t equal reliability and expertise and pre-WWII methods of health care are only as illegitimate as the value systems that we place on them are.)

    Regardless of what is ‘healthier,’ I find people are wanting to have more agency (also read: freedom) with their body and lifestyle. Even though science has helped us a lot, we place way too much validity in it and I commend those who seek alternate methods regarding health.

  24. Anne

    Bob, this is perfect! Thanks so much for writing this up – and I’m glad we’re still reading and commenting a year later!

    I have perioral dermatitis, and both sodium lauryl sulfate and fluoride aggravate the condition – this is something I really NEED.

  25. Rob in Madrid

    just a note but the life expectancy pre WW1 was about a third less than today. Does seem odd, more pollution, more harmful things about but we live much longer and (generally) healthier lives than our grandparents.

    • MIka


      Life expectancy was lower for a few reasons:

      1) Infant mortality was extremely high
      2) War casualties rarely survived wounds
      3) Hardly any middle class – most people were dirt poor
      4) No working conditions or safety

  26. Justin in Montserrat

    I could say a lot about this article. but heres a questopn for Rob in Madrid. Which do you prefer…live longer sicker? oor living shorter healthier?

    Would you like to live 50 years with the health and fllexibility of a 20 year old? oooor 100 years with the health and flexibility of a 70 year old.

    Its not just about Quantity of life but also about Quality of LIFE.

    I”ll go the natural way and enjoy BOTH!

  27. Edward

    For more information on the bad effects of fluoride check out the research done in India and why they don’t want it over there.

    As for why American companies don’t seem to mind so much. I like how my friend put it, “Funny how money makes things look better.”

  28. ronnie c reams

    I would like to know more about a lot more natural things that i can make bob

  29. sharmaine

    what are the processes involved in making toothpaste?

  30. sexybeast

    I used your toothpaste and my teeth got whiter!

  31. cleanfreak

    if fluoride is so safe, why is it banned from being mixed in with the water supply in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Austria, France and The Netherlands?

    Anything the government puts in the water sounds pretty suspicious to me, never mind all the data questioning the benefits of fluoride.

  32. brittany blanks

    dis is a good project

  33. Jenny

    Flouride has also been linked to bone cancer. Just an FYI.

  34. Confused

    I just want clean teeth – noting fancy, not dangerous!

  35. Brad

    I made this toothpaste, put it in a plastic container and it foamed and spilled all over my sink while I was away. I guess it expands? Or the peroxide causes foaming? I dont know, but it made a mess…my counters are polished now! lol How do you keep it from erupting everywhere? I thought maybe to not fill the container all the way. Maybe that would help. Any thoughts from someone who’s had good experiences containing this volcanic toothpaste?

    • Bob

      Brad, I would suggest mixing it in a separate container and make it into an actual paste and then transferred it to the appropriate container for storage – after the volcanic reaction πŸ˜‰

  36. Linda

    Because of my thyroid disease I have been looking for a toothpaste recipe that doesn’t contain floride. Little bear toothpaste gets expensive-lol. Thanks Bob.

    Agree with tothers above:1. This will be a good homeschool project and we want more!

  37. Kathy

    I have heard that that the baking soda/peroxide combo can eat away at composite fillings. Do you know if that’s true or simply an old wives tale? I make most of my own stuff, buy organic & natural whenever possible. Would like to add toothpaste to the list. Thanks for having this site & enjoyed the comments. πŸ™‚

    • Kate

      If one researches making toothpaste, it seems oil based is what cleans and protects the best. If one uses hydrogen peroxide it should be food grade 3%. Other has fillers that are not good for internal use. Salt is abrasive on not good for keeping enamel.

  38. David

    This is great, i have yet to make it, but I plan on soon. I love leaning essentials needed that i can take out on a camping trip that i made, rather than store bought. I don’t know why i never thought of toothpaste. I would also like to know Kathy’s question as well. The more natural the better.

  39. MK

    No need for the peroxide, really. Just mix the baking soda, sea salt and add some “spice” if you like. I have only short-term experience on this, though – it would be good to hear comments from people who have used home-made toothpastes for a long time.

    At least for my hair the baking soda was not good, even after a couple of washes it left the tops really dry. I swapped to Meera Herbal Hair Wash (available through e-bay) and quit rinsing with lemon.

    • joe

      It left your hair dry because you didn’t use a conditioner like apple cider vinegar! Try it and you will see the difference.

  40. Gloria

    I have been using baking sode & salt to brush my teeth for over a year and its working great. No problems. I don’t make a paste. I just wet my brush with water and then dip it in the powder. Easy.

  41. The Resistance

    So Don, I guess that before flouride everyone’s mouth was rotten and decayed right? Seriously, humans did just fine before flouride, they’ll do just fine without it. Flouride is a close second to arsenic, it’s second on the list. And speaking of WW2, did you know Nazis put flouride in the jews drinking water? Why you ask? To keep them calm, docile and open to suggestion, to easier manipulate them. Do some research, history is full of sorcery tactics and now here we are present day America, preparing for own holocaust. Nowadays there’s a warning on the back of toothpaste tubes “WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately”. Really?! Posion control?! There was never such a disclaimer when I was a kid. Sure it was never reccomended to swallow it, lest you’re looking for a belly ache, but it certainly wouldn’t kill you.

    • Val

      Also most people didn’t own their own toothbrush preWWII. I believe access to equipment (toothbrush, floss, ect) and education has led to improved dental health in the past several decades. I would think mixing the bakingsoda and peroxide would cause them to neutralize. The blend that I use, I dip my brush in the peroxide, then into the tooth powder. I think having that reaction ‘on’ your teeth aids in whitening. It’s kind of tedious, though.

    • Bull Shooter

      Are you serious? Do you really not remember a generation of oldsters who were mostly toothless by the time they became senior citizens? Well in that case progress has come a long way in a couple of decades, but I’m afraid it isn’t all good for you! My parents have both been wearing dentures since they were about 55, and I remember no teeth and a diet of soft food as a common trait of age before dentures became widely available – these people had their best days prior to WWII! There still are a lot of people with few or no teeth, who cannot afford (or would not bother with) dentures! I would be very careful with putting large quantities of salt or hydrogen peroxide in my mouth and then scuffing up my teeth with it!

  42. The Resistance

    Sorry that comment was directed towards the poster “Q”. Didn’t mean to attack you Don, but still your comment was rather unsettling considering the naivette of it. You should do some research as well. Don’t just blindly accept what you’re told because “science” said so. “Moderen dental progress”, modern mind control is what is is.

  43. Sharon

    I like your website. It is very interesting and has a lot of good information.
    I am going to make some homemade tooth paste!

  44. coco

    Bravo for the resistance guy.If you dont know what he sad go to Rockefeller file(,go to house of Rothschilds.They put flouride in our water supply to do genocide.

  45. Danni

    A good cleansing healing add is tea trea oil.

  46. Lydia

    thank you Bob,
    It’s better to have a natural way of cleaning gum and teeth. I also believe that fluoride is toxic, it probably reduce plaque and prevent tooth decay but that is the only good about it while the rest of your body suffer gradually from other deadly disease that it cause, say for instance cancer the cells of our body get sick from toxic that we take into our system plus more toxic that we get from any other unhealthy food that we eat. So for those who like to live the healthy way go natural it’s the best!

  47. DSL

    I did this for one month, it does not make my teeth bright white but help to cure little in bad breath.

  48. Morgan

    Do you think I could use tea tree oil instead of the perioxide?

  49. Jess

    Instead of baking soda I would use food grade diatomaceous earth (I buy mine on ebay. It’s quite affordable). It has been proven to prevent cavities and preserve teeth by hardening the enamel. It also prevents bleeding gums, gum atrophy, and recession and lessens inflammation. It is abaisive enough to clean teeth yet still gentle so it won’t cause any damage. You can take it internally without a problem.

    Oh and I stopped using flouride toothpaste over 10 years ago because I have perorial dermatitis and I get less cavities than my friends and family members who DO use flouride toothpase. At my most recent visit my denist said my teeth looked very strong.

  50. Jess

    “Do you think I could use tea tree oil instead of the perioxide?”

    I don’t think that would be good. A drop of tea tree oil would be beneficial but to use as the actual liquid base? No tea tree is far too strong on it’s own and I think it you have any cuts along the gum line that would be very painful. HP is good because it is one of the most powerful oxidizers known. If you still don’t want to use it and perhaps want something a bit more gentle maybe try aloe vera juice.

  51. Destiny

    I’ve just tried this mixture & my teeth feel clean but instead of table salt I used sea salt since its natural. I had a question about where I should store the toothpaste…..because I think I should put it in my refrigerator. So if anyone can tell me where I should store that would be alot of help. Thank you.

    I also enjoy making my own toothpaste…..I never trust dentist

  52. creepy bug

    normal teeth was white+++a little bit of yellow… πŸ™‚

  53. mosie

    well thanx 4 da lesson iam looking forward to making one too but the dis-advantages mentioned by one that it does over flow from the tube what do i do in order not toget that coz i will not be able to make it daily i need to store in something like a tin/tube thanx

  54. karen there are several websites out there talking and teaching on the effects of fluoride on the teeth and body check it out be informed . Fluoride is not only in our toothpaste but in the medicines we take food we eat and drink and in our drinking water . Folks FLUORIDE IS A TOXIC WASTE PRODUCT . NOT MY FAMILY !!! Thank you for the toothpaste recipe.

  55. Trying To Protect What Is Valuable To Me

    Thank you so much for this . I cannot wait to make this :)..My four year old will find this fun too πŸ™‚ This is also good for low income families who are on state support, a good bit of the ingrediants can be purchased with “Food-stamps” God Bless every one of you who are standing up against the unhealthy habbits our world today claims to be “healthy”. If God wanted floruide to be apart of our life style he would have created it naturally with what ever we use, eat, or drink and we wouldn’t have to add to our everyday livelyhood… Just like the dumb vaccines they try to pump into our systems……

  56. hassan

    I am bachelor of chemistry ,I want to make a natural dye(herbal colour for hair) ,can you help me ?

  57. Jillybean30

    I stopped a long time ago using regular toothpaste. Thanks for the tips on making my own. I use BS but my kids hate that. They might like this with the stevia.

    @Hassan “I am bachelor of chemistry ,I want to make a natural dye(herbal colour for hair) ,can you help me ?”

    Henna and indigo are good herbs to dye hair with. Been used for a very long time. You just need to learn how to make the right color with them.

  58. Mefas

    I was researching about natural oral care and found this woman that sells natural products… I would suggest just copy whatever she uses to make these products and enjoy your healthy teeth πŸ™‚

  59. Kathryn R

    I am 56 and for YEARS I have suffered from Fibromyalgia. Chronic aching pains in my arms and legs. Through much online research and trial and error experimentation, I discovered that I must have a Flouride sensitivity (allergy?) … and when I eliminated Fluoride (as much as possible) from my life a VAST improvement – virtually an elimination of the pain!!!! I now make my own toothpaste, mouthwashes, etc. and live a pain free life. I generally follow your recipe except that I use coconut oil instead of hydrogen peroxide mixed with baking soda, etc. My solution may not be for everyone, but I encourage you to try it as a possible solution if you have had the same struggles I have. Thank you.

  60. Charliene

    I made this today, but cannot seem to get it to be a paste. It’s more liquid and I wonder how I am to get it onto my toothbrush. πŸ˜› Also, Kathryn R, I was planning to add coconut oil to our toothpaste as well. Do you just OMIT the hydrogen peroxide & baking soda and replace it with coconut oil? What amount of coconut oil? Thanks.

    • Tay

      Charliene – I just made it, too and it was liquidy for me so I just added a tiny bit more baking soda until it resembled more of a paste. I just used it and the mouth feels really clean!

  61. Mags

    Dear Q: why is triclosan, an endocrine disruptor, in toothpaste? You’re spouting the praises of the modern chemical industry but we with endocrine or immune system disorders, contaminated with everything from BPA to Teflon, are just fed up of sacrificing our bodies for other people’s profit.

  62. mon

    if kept away from sunlight, how long it will last??

  63. Heather

    Hi, thanks for this interesting website. My mom taught me to brush with straight baking soda once in a while, but not every day, to really clean your teeth and make them feel smooth. She always said it was too abrasive to use every day. I would do it as she taught me, I never liked the taste. I had never thought of actually making a paste with baking soda and peroxide. So I made some today, using baking soda, peroxide, splenda, a pinch of salt, mint extract, and water. I like it… I think I may start using it daily… This time I had only splenda to use (bad, I know) but next time I want to use xylitol sweetener in my toothpaste, since it’s said to be every bit, if not more, beneficial to tooth enamel than floride, and it’s non toxic edible substance, unlike floride, which is very toxic.

    So, if we can get the same benefits from xylitol, a non-toxic edible substance, as toxic floride, then why not try it?

  64. Sally

    I agree flouride is bad for you. My own experience with toothpaste is that flouride toothpaste causes cavities and discoloration of teeth. That is my opinion. I used to be an every 2 nd year dental checkup person and , no surprise, I would have at least 3-4 cavities every 2 years and would need a very extensive plaque scraping (teeth cleaning).My mouth is a war zone for fillings. 4 years ago, I noticed my teeth were way less sensitive when I just used baking soda, so I stopped using regular toothpaste. Then I bought some health food natural stuff that I use every now and then. (Embarrassed to say, not a regular brusher) Last checkup, a month ago, I was shocked to find 0 cavities. So 4 years cavity free! Love dentists, they do lots of good but it makes me wonder who funds these schools that they go to.

  65. Jessica

    This about this everyone, why would flouride be added to the water JUST for the benifit of teeth when out of the hundreds of gallons my family uses (watering the lawn, dishes, showers, flushing the toilet, filling pools, washing cars, cleaing the house) we drink maybe a gallon a day collectivly. Why the expense of putting it into the water? It would be far cheaper to BUY every house in America toothpaste! Or mouth rinse! And I don’t know about you all but when I drink my water I usually gulp it down, less than 5% of the water I drink touches my teeth. So further broken down, if we were to use 500 gallons of water per month, maybe .001 percent of that is touching the teeth?????? I made up that .001 percent, if my husband was home he could probably get a more accurate number but I just needed to point out how rediculous it is to think the flouride is being added to the water for dental benifit. Also flouride cannot be boiled out of water, it concentrates so when we are making pasta we are pretty much eating the stuff it warns us not to swallow on the back of the toothpaste tube. I have not tried making my own yet but I need a kid friendly version, I do not think my kids will use this one, but they might with the coconut oil. Thanks to the pp for that!

  66. AnonymousWatch

    I have a feeling that Q’s and the like are paid for by the establishment foreigners in a cubicle somewhere in a faraway land, whose daily pay comes from scouring the web for any anti-establishment – in this case, toothpaste and dental health – pages and trying to come up with some believable scenarios or stories, fearmongering for their living.
    Must be bad for the soul.
    Be on the watch.

  67. K.D.

    Have you tried oil pulling for whiter teeth and healthier gums? Its pretty amazing! I have been making my own toothpaste for quite sometime as I am allergic to artificial sweeteners. The saccharin gives me a terrible headache! But seriously google oil pulling!

  68. Misty

    Fluoride causes GERD and bone disease and areas with high floride levels in drinking water have lower IQ. Kentucky is at the top of the list of high fluoride in drinking water but half the kids have rotten teeth and a very high percent of Kentucky adults have no teeth. But fluoride prevents cavaties? Nah… and we all are being forced agsint our will to drink this toxin known as fluoride.

  69. RomeoOne

    I appreciate the information, thank you very much!

  70. Stephanie

    When I was at my dentists office waiting to have my teeth drilled on, there was an elderly woman who’s whole mouth was full of cracked teeth that were so weak and brittle. The dentist asked her what she had used and she said, she used baking soda to brush her teeth and used peroxide to use as a mouth rinse every day for 40 years. He said, well the baking soda was ok, but the Peroxide ate away at her teeth, that you should never use more then a cap full a week if not every other week for a gentle cleaning. Because it does eat away at your enamel. So, this was an over heard conversation from an old Dentist who’s been around for a while and was not about getting money who was sincere about his patients. I personally go in and let him know I do not have extra money, and he’ll forgo the office visit charges. He truly cares about his patients. After all, Peroxide is a chemical and aren’t we trying to avoid putting chemicals in our mouths?

  71. Stephanie

    I just got off of the Wikipedia site, which I know can be ill informed information but while trying to find out more information about my lemon thyme because my friend recommended lemon, honey and peppermint tea for my cold, I didn’t have any lemon but lemon thyme I was wondering if I could replace it with the other so I went to find out more information on lemon thyme (I had originally got the lemon thyme because I had read somewhere that lemon thyme kept mosquitos and bugs away, make a tea out of it put it in a plant spritzer and spritz around the windows and doorways to keep the bugs out) I found out more information about thyme then I had known, that it’s a antiseptic, like mouthwash, so if you want to replace mouth wash, you could grow lemon thyme or just thyme and chew on your own mouthwash πŸ™‚ You don’t even need peroxide just chew on some thyme leaves and there ya go, or make a tea and rinse. All natural no chemicals and you know right where it came from if you grow your own thyme. Sorry for more postings but figured the more information out there the better.