D.I.Y. Toothpaste (Coconut Oil)

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Coconut oil has the benefit of preventing tooth decay as it’s a natural anti-bacterial and can kill the bacteria that causes plaque. It has many other benefits to your health. It’s also a fave choice among those that do oil-pulling regularly and many have reported that their teeth are much whiter and skin problems cleared up after using coconut oil with oil-pulling.

D.I.Y. Toothpaste (Coconut Oil)


  • Coconut Oil
  • Optional: 1-2 drops Essential Oil s (for toothpaste flavour)
  • Optional: bicarb soda to make it more abrasive


  • Brush teeth and mouth as normal. Brush tongue.
  • Rinse mouth with water.
  • Don't spit coconut oil into the sink - it hardens when cold so can over time cause sink clogging, so spit into a bag/bin or outside.


You can mix a batch of coconut oil with a bit of bicarb soda to make it more abrasive if you want, but the most important thing for your daily teeth-brushing needs is to "disturb" the bacteria so that they cannot form plaque.

Essential Oil ideas for mouth:

  • Peppermint
  • Cinnamon
  • Spearmint
  • Lemon
  • Clove
  • or Ginger (whatever your preference).

Note: not all essential oils are created equal. I use Doterra essential oils which are safe to consume. toothpaste-doterra-oils   If you want to see which toothpaste I’m currently using, click here.  

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Penny... on Health

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