A Simple Toothpaste Recipe – Natural Teeth Whitening With Coconut Oil and Turmeric


Homemade toothpaste tastes good, totally natural and easy to make. And use homemade toothpaste with natural ingredients can help you avoid the common dangerous ingredients that existed in the commercial toothpaste.

Here is a simple and effective turmeric-coconut oil toothpaste you can make to help you remove the stains and keep your teeth healthy.


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • A few drops of peppermint oil

You can use other essential oils instead of peppermint oil as you wish, and mix the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.

Place the toothpaste on your toothbrush and brush normally.

Why Coconut Oil is Good For Your Teeth

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which can kill the bacterias that cause gum disease, bad breath, and tooth decay.

The buildup of dental plaque is one of the most common causes for gum disease, many studies have found that oil pulling with coconut oil can decrease plaque buildup effectively, thus preventing gum disease.

Turmeric Is A Powerful Ingredient For Homemade Toothpaste

Lots of studies have found that curcumin in turmeric has antibacterial properties, makes it a good agent to kill the harmful bacterias and keep your teeth healthy.

Turmeric also has an amazing whitening effect.

Turmeric cleans your mouth as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps reduce the swelling and irritation of gums.

Peppermint Oil Makes Your Toothpaste Smells Good

The join of peppermint oil helps you freshen the breath thanks to its pleasant smell. Besides, it also has anti-infectious properties to help you treat the gum and dental infections.

Other Good Oils You Can Choose For Homemade Toothpaste

Choose the right essential oils will give you the right scent, and also help kill off the bacteria at the same time, except peppermint oil, there are more options for you:

  • Tea tree oil
  • Orange oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Rosemary oil
  • Thyme oil
  • Oregano oil
  • Cinnamon Bark oil
  • Chamomile oil

Sources: authoritynutrition.com/ bestherbalhealth.com/ healthdiaries.com

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Heidi Kristoffer
I am Heidi Kristoffer, as an expert on natural health and holistic medicine, I am willing to help people live happier capable lives by sharing my health opinions with others. I am good at writing topics such as: medicine, natural remedies, foods and mental health. I think living a simple and healthy life, including eating healthy, exercising regularly and positively thinking, is the best medicine.

  • Xmen442002

    Really not the best idea for toothpaste……

  • Jack H

    How about adding some baking soda to that for the scubbing effect?

  • Hayekian

    Neem oil, coconut oil, baking soda, mint, others for aroma. For scrubbing and calcium, powdered egg shells. Please feedback.

  • seekless

    charcoal, have been using it for years