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Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil Recipe

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I’m sharing my homemade toothpaste with coconut oil recipe!

After having some heavy questions about our teeth and cavities I began doing a bit of research.

Have you ever wondered why broken bones can mend but your teeth can’t?

Can you reverse cavities?

How about why you can brush and floss regularly and still get cavities?

How about those cultures that don’t even have toothbrushes but still have amazing teeth?

Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil Recipe

Let’s take a look at other cultures’ cavities and dental health.

The photo below is provided by the Weston A. Price Foundation. See if you can reverse cavities.

remineralize teeth

Our modern food choices have greatly affected our dental health. There are populations throughout the world that still eat a native diet and have no need for braces or dental care.

Dr. Weston A Price was a dentist who traveled the world investigating why some isolated native tribes had nearly perfect white teeth even though they didn’t own a toothbrush.

He compared their food choices with our modern foods and found some interesting things.

The main cause of tooth decay came down to these food results:

  • Too much-processed sugar
  • High phytic-acid rich foods
  • Lack of fat-soluble vitamins
  • Lack of minerals in the diet

Although these tribes of people with great teeth varied in location, they all had one thing in common. They all consumed foods high in fats.

Their fats came from organic meat products, seafood, and unpasteurized dairy. Most tribes also consumed fermented dairy daily such as cultured butter or kefir. Their foods were natural, low in grains, and unprocessed.

Foods that are high in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D.

I want to take a minute to talk about Phytic acid rich foods. Phytic acid is found in grains, nuts, seeds, and beans. This acid actually blocks calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and copper from being absorbed and can leech minerals out of bones and teeth.

Overconsumption of these phytic acid foods along with high sugar creates the perfect environment for tooth decay. This anti-nutrient can be decreased by soaking or sprouting your grains, seeds, or nuts before consuming.

Simple food adjustments can help remineralize teeth, cutting back on sugar processed foods, and reducing grain consumption are a great start.

Adding in fish and cod liver oil, unpasteurized grass-fed dairy products, and good animal fats as well as bone broth will give you a head start on your cavities.

Here is the toothpaste recipe we use to help remineralize our children’s teeth and helps reverse cavities.

It supplies the vital nutrients our bodies need form bone and enamel. It also helps to balance the PH of saliva which reduces bacteria growth in the mouth.

homemade toothpaste recipe with coconut oil reverse cavities

homemade toothpaste with coconut oil reverse cavities

Homemade Toothpaste with Coconut Oil Recipe

Yield: varies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade toothpaste with coconut oil and essential oils. This recipe is easy to adjust to your needs and it's healthy for your teeth!


  • 5 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 tea. Stevia powder
  • 4 Tbsp. Calcium Carbonate Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 Tbsp. Bentonite Clay
  • 25 drops of Trace Minerals
  • 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil


  1. Mix ingredients together into a paste.
  2. You can adjust the stiffness by adding more or less oil.
  3. Coconut may harden when it gets cold so you can use a tiny bit of oil that doesn't harden to keep the product from getting so stiff.
  4. Keep in a jar with a lid and enjoy!

Here are the links to the exact products I used to make my toothpaste:

Remember to adjust as needed to get the consistency you want. You can add a bit of liquid oil or water if it’s too stiff for you.

Room temperature may make the product more or less stiff because of the coconut oil.

You can even add in a different essential oil if you want a cinnamon flavor or maybe lemon.

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  1. I’m concerned about the use of trace minerals as it seems to have a high amount of arsenic in it. A comment on Amazon showed the breakdown of safe levels of arsenic to be no more than 22 drops per 8 oz of water according to FDA safety levels.

    1. Hey Sarah, depending on what trace minerals product you choose the trace arsenic levels would vary but are all minuscule. For the purpose of this article, you would be making toothpaste out of the trace minerals and not swallowing it. I don’t think this is any more of a threat than natural arsenic found in fruits and seeds. Hope that helps.

  2. Hi, do you have feedback on the question above? Also i dont like stevia can I use something else?



    1. Hi Rose, some people use Xylitol as a sweetener in natural toothpaste so you could use that in place of stevia. You will have to play around with the amount to get it how you like it.

  3. Hi, did you use normal essential oils? I have a toddler with cavities and want to make toothpaste for her but my main concern are the essential oils. I was thinking that maybe if I only put a small amount it wouldnt be bad. Or did you use food grade essential oils? If so where did you get it (I have a hard time finding some but its just as expensive)? Does it matter to use food grade or not. When it comes to toddlers does it need to be diluted greatly? Also, instead of essential oils what about using food extracts? Thanks for your help!

    1. The peppermint essential oil is only for flavor, it can be left out. The K2 vitamin is also great for reducing cavities.

    1. The toothpaste recipe has links to Amazon where the items can be purchased. I don’t have my own products, I just recommend what worked for me from Amazon.

  4. Excuse me..
    do you think it’s safe for children?
    it looks like the essential oil of peppermint doesn’t need to be added

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