Bicarbonate of soda and coconut oil toothpaste

This page is a translated version of the page Dentifrice bicarbonate-huile de coco and the translation is 100% complete.

Tutorial de avatarNomade des Mers | Categories : Hygiene

This tutorial will show you how to quickly make your own toothpaste using natural ingredients.

2 hour(s)
2 EUR (€)
Other languages:
British English • ‎français
License : Attribution (CC BY)


Along with soap, toothpaste is an important part of a daily personal hygiene routine but it can be expensive and difficult to acquire

It's possible to make your own toothpaste using coconut oil and bicarbonate of soda. These two ingredients are the basis of the toothpaste in this tutorial but it is also possible to add a few drops of essential oils to add to the taste and the antibacterial properties.

This toothpaste, made entirely of non-harmful natural products, can be thrown out without risk of pollution in cases where there is no water treatment available.


  • Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • Coconut oil
  • Tea tree oil and peppermint oil (optional)


  • A small resealable jar
  • A tablespoon

Step 1 - Make the base

Add 1 volume of bicarbonate of soda to 2 volumes of coconut oil. Mix well.

The bicarbonate acts as an abrasive helping to eliminate plaque while the coconut oil is used as a thinner.

It is possible to extract your own coconut oil, to do this you can refer to the first part of the following tutorial: tuto savon à huile de coco.

Step 2 - Add the essential oils. (optional)

If you have tea tree oil or peppermint oil, or both, you can add two drops of each to the toothpaste.

Peppermint oil has a fresh taste and tea tree oil has several antibacterial properties.

Step 3 - Preservation

The homemade toothpaste is to be kept in a jar or resealable pot. You can store it in the fridge where it will be solid or at room temperature where it will remain liquid.

Notes and references

Tutorial by Thoman Piboum and Karel Janik for Normade des Mers.

This English translation has been possible thanks to the PerMondo project: Free translation of website and documents for non-profit organisations. A project managed by Mondo Agit. Translator: Amber Dennis