D.I.Y. Toothpaste (Coconut Oil)

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.


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


Step 1

Brush teeth and mouth as normal. Brush tongue.

Step 2

Rinse mouth with water.

Step 3

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.

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.

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.

If you want to see which toothpaste I’m currently using, click here.

Ingredients: Baking Soda, Coconut Oil, Essential Oils, Olive Oil