Monday, 30 April 2012

Colgate it aint!!

My lovely family laughed at me for washing my hair in bicarb and vinegar but funnily enough the only reaction I got when trying my own homemade toothpaste was EEUUGH! It's a taste you have to get used to and maybe some people would really have to remember hard why they're putting themselves through it really isn't that bad after a while!! It's quite interesting to see what actually goes into commercial toothpastes (Mother Nature Network - what's in your toothpaste) ,personally I'd prefer to keep it simple and know exactly what's going in my mouth!

Like many others before me, I've spent hours trawling the internet for alternatives to some of the basic toiletries, cleaning products and healthier food and this is the recipe I've stuck with for toothpaste, incredibly simple and quick to make.

4tbsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2tbsp melted Coconut Oil
3tsp  Xylitol (sugar substitute)
5-15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (depending on taste)

Xylitol and Coconut Oil can be bought from most health food stores.
Simply mix it all up together until it forms a smooth paste and put into a glass jar or airtight pot, this should keep on your bathroom shelf for a few months perfectly fine. Either dip your toothbrush in or use a little spoon to dig some out and brush as normal.

Keep with it, you really do get used to it!!


  1. Think I might try this.. toothpaste has concerned me for a while :)

    1. I've found it does tend to go hard in our house (it's a bit chilly in the bathroom!) so I always bash it up a bit them use it. Have a go, it really does make your teeth feel clean and fresh.x