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Freshen Up with Homemade Toothpaste & Mouthwash Recipes

We’ve already covered the drawbacks of fluoride, one of the most contentious ingredients that goes into ordinary toothpaste – and with a host of other nasties, like SLS, artificial flavours, colours and sweeteners that make their way into the toothpaste tubes, many families are seeking a safer, “crunchier” dental care alternative. So our green team is going to show you how to whip up your very own natural tooth powder, homemade toothpaste & mouthwash.

These home recipes are surprisingly quick and easy to make, and rely on only natural ingredients, so you can be absolutely sure of what’s going onto your toothbrush.

Did You Know? Toothpaste is regulated as a cosmetic product and not a food – even though we put it in our mouths every day and swallow small amounts every time we brush!

1. Natural “Squeezable” Coconut Homemade Toothpaste

What You Need:

What To Do:

  • Coconut oil at room temperature will be quite solid, so you’ll need to thin it a bit. Blend together the coconut oil and water, then allow to cool slightly.
  • Add the salt, baking soda and essential oils.
  • Mix in the bentonite clay, using a plastic or wooden spoon.
  • Slowly add more water if needed, one tablespoon at a time.
  • Once you have a smooth paste, spoon it into the empty tube. Brush your teeth as normal.

2. Detoxifying Tooth Powder

What You Need:

What To Do:

  • Use a plastic or wooden spoon (NOT metal) to mix all ingredients together in a clean glass jar.
  • Add a little powder to a wet toothbrush and simply brush as normal.

Bentonite clay helps to detoxify and alkalise the mouth; it also provides essential minerals. Baking soda is also alkalising, while the herbs used are antibacterial and give the powder a pleasant natural flavour.

If you prefer tooth powder to paste, you might be interested in trying one of our Olgani herbal brushing salts, available in three natural flavours. Combine your favourite brushing salt with our much-love environmental toothbrush for all-round eco-friendly oral care.

3. Minty Antibacterial Mouthwash

What You Need:

What To Do:

  • Simply mix all ingredients together in a clean mason jar or glass bottle.
  • Shake the container well before each use & gargle 2-3tsp of the mouth wash for about a minute.
  • For best results, use daily after brushing your teeth.
  • As with any mouthwash, try to avoid swallowing the mixture while gargling.

Tea tree oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. Peppermint is cooling and also has antibacterial properties – plus it adds a traditional minty flavour to the mouth rinse.


If DIY isn’t your thing, luckily we have an incredible selection of natural oral care products available on our site.


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