Toothpaste and its taste can make a big difference in whether your child brushes joyfully or not. If your child is having any difficulties brushing or if it’s time for a cavity check, call Drs. Jim & Sam Owens. Our friendly dental staff will schedule an appointment at your convenience.
Make a squeezable homemade toothpaste that’s safe for kids (and in flavors they love) with our simple recipe. Making homemade kid-friendly squeezable toothpaste can be a fun project to do with your kids. It’s an all-natural recipe that you can feel good about your children using and one that promotes healthy teeth and gums.
It is important to also note that when making homemade toothpaste you should use top quality ingredients.
3 tablespoons coconut oil, solid form (where to buy)
3 tablespoons boiling water to thin, more as needed
¾ teaspoon unrefined high mineral salt (you can buy it at some wholesale clubs)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons Bentonite clay (where to buy)
1/4 teaspoon Thieves (vitality) essential oil (where to buy)
1/4 teaspoon Peppermint (vitality) essential oil (where to buy)
ground stevia (optional)
Blend together the coconut oil and water.
Let cool slightly. Add salt, baking soda and essential oil.
Mix in the bentonite clay and then slowly add more water, if needed, a tablespoon at a time.
Once it’s smooth, you’re ready to fill your 3-ounce tube BPA-free tube. These tubes are FDA food-safe – 100% BPA, PC, and phthalate free.
Once you scoop the toothpaste into the tube, you’re good to go. Use it to brush just like you normally would.
You really don’t have to use the stevia, but if your kids like sweets, just add about 1 teaspoon at the same time as the salt. This might make the difference in your child enjoying brushing with the homemade toothpaste or not! Plus the natural stevia is what gives this toothpaste its green tint!
You could substitute Xylitol for the stevia. Not only does it help prevent cavities but Xylitol can even help remineralize the teeth and get rid of small ‘just appearing’ decay! You’d have to experiment with the amount based on 5mg per day depending on the batch quantity you make!
If your kids aren’t a fan of peppermint, use an alternative essential oil like sweet orange.
Hopefully, this will be a fun recipe to make with your children’s help and help promote great oral health!