A simple alternative to commercial pastes
This easy-to-make, therapeutic herbal toothpaste has great texture and taste.
By Faith Rodgers
This herbal toothpaste is loaded with oral health-boosting herbs and tastes great. Photo by iStock
This toothpaste recipe comes courtesy Faith Rodgers, a certified herbalist and founder of The Little Herbal blog. It has been formulated and perfected over time—not only is it loaded with therapeutic herbs, but it has a great texture, taste and overall palatability.
• 4 tablespoons coconut oil
• 5 tablespoons baking soda
• 1⁄4 teaspoon kaolin clay (available at your local health-food store)
• 2 teaspoons echinacea tincture
• 1⁄4 teaspoon stevia liquid extract (optional)
• 30 drops spearmint essential oil
1. Slowly melt coconut oil in a double boiler until liquid.
2. Combine baking soda and kaolin clay in a mixing bowl.
3. Pour liquefied coconut oil in with the baking soda and clay mixture, and combine.
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