a person holding a toothbrush with a toothpaste on it

It couldn’t be easier to make!

  • 2 parts Baking Soda
  • 1 part Coconut Oil
  • A few drops of peppermint oil for flavor.

Mix together and keep in a small jar.

How To Use

Dip your toothbrush head in your new toothpaste and off you go!

Go Deeper

In a randomized, blinded, parallel-group clinical study toothpaste containing baking soda was found to be more than twice as effective as triclosan toothpaste (another common antimicrobial) at reducing plaque over a 4 week period.


  1. Hi, I would change the picture of the toothpaste on the toothbrush because way too much toothpaste is being used and therefore wasted. Dentist recommend using the amount of toothpaste that matches the size of a small pea, one can go even though little smaller than that and have a good job brushing your teeth. As you know, it takes thinking about all of one’s actions to do the best job of getting closer to zero waste. Thanks for all you are doing.

    1. Great suggestion, thanks Robert! It’s just a stock photo to get the idea across 🙂 but it’s always great to keep in mind ways to prevent waste.

  2. Dentists also say you need fluoride to fight cavities. Does drinking water contain enough fluoride to do this? (Let’s not be anti-science for the sake of the environment.)

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