Most of us are brought up to brush our teeth with Colgate, Zendium and Oral-B, and yes the list is many, but the fact is that these toothpastes are added ingredients, which probably have an active effect in the toothpaste, but which are neither necessary nor good for us.

These ingredients are:

  • Glycerin
  • SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) or SLES (Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate)
  • Fluorine (sodium fluoride)

Glycerin in toothpaste

Most toothpastes contain glycerin. Glycerin in toothpaste acts in such a way that it sticks to the teeth and therefore inhibits the natural maintenance of the tooth enamel that is formed and maintained by enzymes and minerals.

SLS / SLES in toothpaste

SLS / SLES are foaming ingredients derived from coconut oil. They are used in brake and antifreeze and unfortunately also in a lot of care products such as toothpaste, shampoo, whirlpool and soap. There is evidence that the substance is not only allergenic but also carcinogenic.

Flour in toothpaste

Fluoride is a mineral that is thought to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities in the teeth. But there are two types of fluoride. Fluoride added to the regular toothpaste. A fluoride that has been used as a rat poison – of course in completely different amounts than the one we know from toothpaste. Green tea has a natural content of fluoride compounds, which counteracts cavities in the teeth. Another reason to drink Green Tea every day.

This homemade toothpaste contains coconut oil:

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid and is known for its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal effect

In addition, it does not develop trans fatty acids to the same extent as many other oils when exposed to high heat, making it suitable for frying. The oil is also very moisturizing and can easily penetrate both skin and hair compared to other oils.



  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 10 – 15 drops of peppermint, essential oil
  • 1 small bag of ActiGreen tea (if you want a natural content of fluoride)

Course of action:

  1. You mix it all in a small jar, with a tight lid. Set the coconut oil at room temperature to make it easier to mix. Do not put the toothbrush into the toothpaste due to bacteria. Brush your teeth as usual and finish by “squeezing” the toothpaste in between the teeth, so that there is also cleaning inside between the teeth.


Squeeze a pea-sized amount of your toothpaste onto your toothbrush. Do not brush too hard. Not too long. Just enough to make your mouth “happy”. Then rinse.