Taking care of your teeth and oral hygiene is really important. Going to dentist is still a horrible experience for most of the adults. And having a dental operation can be a nightmare. So, it is important to take care of our teeth. In this post, I would like to about homemade mint toothpaste recipe.
I love the freshness of mint when I am brushing my teeth. But, when I use those commercial toothpastes, I am not that comfortable. Most of the time, they are full of harmful chemicals. And I hate the idea of brushing my teeth with those chemicals.
I will go for the mint flavours in this recipe. Of course, there are other flavours you can add to your recipe. But this time, I want that freshness.
So, I will try peppermint essential oil in this one. Let’s first see the benefits of homemade mint toothpaste and then look at how to make our toothpaste.
Benefits of Homemade Toothpaste
Making your own toothpaste as home has great benefits. First of all, you don’t need to spend time on reading all those labels when you are shopping.
This is boring and time consuming and I know it. DIY mint toothpaste will eliminate all these problems for you.
Second, you are not bound by the flavours presented to you by different brands. You can always play with different ingredients to obtain different tastes. For this recipe,
I wanted to use peppermint essential oil. But if you are going to make a homemade mint toothpaste for you kids, peppermint may not be a good option. Instead, try sweater tastes like orange essential oil or strawberry flavour.
How to Choose Your Ingredients for DIY Mint Toothpaste
If you made up your mind to make your own toothpaste at home, then you need to be careful about the ingredients you are using.
Our main purpose is to avoid all these chemical and harmful ingredients in those commercial products. For this reason, we need to be super careful about all those ingredients we choose.
You need to find a reliable supplier. And you need to be careful about how healthy the products you are buying are. Also, I am always using the healthies products to make my own cosmetic products. This is the same for toothpaste as well.
Homemade Mint Toothpaste Recipe
Homemade Mint Toothpaste Ingredients
- 2 table spoons of raw organic coconut oil*
- 1 table spoon of xylitol
- 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil
* It is better to choose an organic coconut oil. There are tons of options on online stores or in local stores. You can make a little research to find the best coconut oil on the market.
How to Make Homemade Mint Toothpaste
Take coconut oil to a bowl and warm the oil to achieve slightly liquid structure.
Mix this coconut oil, xylitol, and peppermint essential oil inside the bowl.
Transfer this mixture into a clean container.
Your DIY fresh mint toothpaste is ready.
How to Use Homemade Mint Toothpaste
You can use this homemade mint toothpaste like any other toothpaste. Since it is not inside a tube, you need to take a small piece of toothpaste from the container you are using. But, you need to remember one thing when you are using this toothpaste.
It is better to use a small spoon like a tea spoon to take this homemade mint toothpaste from the container and apply it on your toothbrush. This way you will not contaminate the mixture. It is important to keep this mixture clean. If it gets wet, you cannot store this mixture for a long time.
If you use this amazing toothpaste carefully, you can store it up to 1 month. Try to keep it in cool and dry area to minimise any risk of contamination.
Also, you can always complete your oral care with your own DIY mouthwash. It is super easy and super fun to make all your oral care products at home. Just get the ingredients you need, mix things up, and enjoy your homemade mint toothpaste and mouthwash.