We’ve been using “organic” fluoride free toothpaste for several years…it seems like no matter what we do, our kids burn through about a tube a week. At $4.50 or more a tube, that adds up fast. I hate having to pay through the nose just to avoid fluoride and some of the other junk in conventional toothpastes. I recently saw this recipe for homemade toothpaste, and thought I’d try it. I had no cost outside the GoToob (link shown) as I already had everything needed.
Homemade Diatomaceous Earth Toothpaste from Love Love Thing
***Due to fears of my bathroom sink solidifying shut from coconut oil, I did do what she mentions in this post – using 3 T. coconut oil and 3 T. olive oil instead of 6 T. coconut oil.
I mixed this up yesterday, and we’ve been able to use it a couple times. We were just using Earthpaste, and I must say I like this better.
Looks horrible, I know. I posted this on Facebook, and a friend said it looked like newborn baby poop. 🙂 True story. At least it tastes decent! And it has alot of tooth remineralizing properties, which will be great for all the dental issues we’ve had over the past year.
I also bought this nifty little GoToob on Amazon. So far so good as far as how that works. (**I’m not an affiliate, link for informational purposes only.) Almost all of the toothpaste fit into the 3 oz size. I had just a dab that wouldn’t fit. It does not spoon in easily, I had to use a funnel and the flat end of a kebab stick to cram it into the tube. But I think we will like this, and it will be a nice cost savings from what we were doing.