DIY Tooth Soap

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photo by Heather @Mommypotamus

photo by Heather @Mommypotamus

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Are you interested in natural skin-care and personal care products? I’ve been using natural, commercially made products for a while, but except for soap-making, I’ve been slow moving towards making my own. A spa-night with friends where we made our own skin-care products began the change, but Heather Dessinger’s ebook DIY Natural Beauty Recipes has been the real impetus I needed.

Heather has given me permission to share her recipe for the Tooth Soap that she developed. Her book also has recipes for tooth powder, toothpaste, and an amazing recipe for whitening teeth using activated charcoal.

Mommypotamus’ Tooth Soap


  • 1 T. castile soap (where to purchase)
  • 4 T. melted coconut oil (where to purchase)
  • 2 T. olive oil (I purchase directly from this farm)
  • 1 t. water (I will leave this out next time as the soap is a bit runny)
  • 20 drops essential oil* (I used this)
  • 1 T. raw honey or a few drops of stevia extract (optional – I didn’t use any and it’s fine)
Tooth soap

I didn’t have a dropper bottle, so I used a little tea-pot.

* Cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint, anise, fennel, sweet orange and clove are recommended. Sweet orange is best for toddlers who have not yet learned to spit after brushing. The number of drops will vary based on the strength of the essential oil. Clove is very antiseptic but only a few drops should be used in combination with another oil due to the potential for gum irritation.


In a bowl, mix water, honey and olive oil until well blended. Add remaining ingredients and whisk thoroughly. Pour mixture into a vial with dropper or soap dispenser and store out of direct sunlight. Put a few drops onto your toothbrush and brush. Shelf life is about 3 months. Note that the honey will settle to the bottom. Stir a bit with the dropper before using.

Do you make your own toothpaste? What recipe do you use?



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    • Rachel says

      I love coconut oil for many reasons. One of them is oil pulling and to save your drains I recommend spitting in the wastebasket or the toilet instead of down the sink. I am definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks!

  1. Becca says

    Just bought some castile soap. Sure am finding it’s good for like, everything. ­čśë Pinned this.
    Again, would love to have you share this or/and or other healthy posts at my hop. :)

  2. Melissa says

    For many years, I had no cavities, regardless of what I ate. I just took really good care of my teeth. However, after I hit my 40s things changed hormonally. In just a year, I had 3 cavities and gingivitis. Since toothpaste aggravates my teeth, I only use it occasionally and have been using peppermint and myrrh essentials oils to clean my teeth as well as baking soda. My teeth hurt much less. I am curious about the castille soap in your tooth soap. I don’t know much about castille soap. Why did you choose this ingredient?

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  5. Brittany says

    Am I doing something wrong, or does this have a TERRIBLE taste? It reminds me of the aftertaste following vomit. I put more peppermint essential oil than the recipe calls for and I gag every time I use this. I LOVE the way my teeth feel though and am pleased with it overall, just wish the taste were better :)

    • Susan says

      Oh, my. Well, it’s not the same as toothpaste, but I certainly wouldn’t say it was like vomit. :) Hope you can get used to the taste since it’s working so nicely for you.

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