Hey bunnies! Today we’re going to make natural vegan toothpaste. I have been using this recipe for a couple years now. I love it because you can use the base recipe and make any flavor you want! Today I’m just gonna get you started with peppermint and cinnamon. The classics.
Below I have listed a few storage options. Make to to check them out and decide the best one for you! This toothpaste can come off salty at first… due to it being half salt. But the salt helps to produce saliva helping to clean the mouth. So salt is our friend. If you find you don’t like the ratio I use feel free to change it. Use less salt more baking soda. Everything you need is listed below. Enjoy!
Natural Vegan Toothpaste
1 cup fine ground sea/Himalayan salt
1 cup baking soda
20 drops Young Living peppermint essential oil (or start with 5 drops of cinnamon bark essential oil and move up to preference)
water to thin out the mixture
Add your sea salt and essential oil to a glass jar and shake to combine.
Add essential oils and enough water to mix it into a thick paste. Stir to combine.
How much water you will need also depends on your method of storage.
You can store the toothpaste in a jar, my storage of choice until this blog. This time around I went for a condiment bottle. You can use less water if you use a jar because you can scoop it out with your brush. This method can be a little messy when scooping.
When you use a bottle, you will need to make it thin enough to pass though the bottle tip. Also when using a bottle give it a good shake before use. The water will begin to separate. This storage helps to keep things less messy.
*either method may/will require that more water be added as the water evaporates. Store on the counter.
I wanted to mention this method because I used this one when I first started making the recipe. This method is the cleanest of the bunch. Keep the salt and baking soda mixed in a jar with no water. Then prepare as needed. Add 1 tsp of the dry mixture to a tiny bowl and one drop essential oil. Then add a few drops of water and mix with your brush and use. I may even go back to this method after my bottle. I would keep a condiment cup next to the sink and just leave the dry jar open with a tea spoon in it. Super easy.