Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Homemade All Natural Toothpaste Fail

I found this simple toothpaste recipe on I changed it just a bit to suit my own tastes.

Here is the recipe I used.

  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 6 tbsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp (65 drops) peppermint essential oil
  • 3/4 tsp stevia

When I used this for the first time this afternoon, it was awful. Even though I had drastically increased the amount of essential oil, the coconut flavor was overwhelming. I definitely did not enjoy it. I will let the toothpaste sit and see if the flavors blend better over time. In the meantime I will look for a recipe that does not contain coconut oil or at least a much smaller proportion.

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