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Old 09-01-2014, 07:01 PM   #1
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Homemade Toothpaste

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Does anyone here use homemade toothpaste? I use clay homemade toothpaste and haven't seen anyone make it the wat I do and was curious if someone like this would interest people here for testing?

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Old 09-01-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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I'm interested! I buy earthpaste. It's made with clay. I could easily make my own but i like to support Wahms to!
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:35 PM   #3
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:27 PM   #4
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Re: Homemade Toothpaste

I make my own toothpaste. There are a couple ingredients that are part of the recipe that I have yet to add though. I haven't been able to get them but it works well the way it is. It's basically coconut oil, baking soda, Himalayan pink salt and peppermint essential oil for now. What I need to still add is calcium powder with trace minerals and diatomaceous earth. I also rinse my toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide before brushing.
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I'd test it. I'm an earthpaste user. Finding toothpaste without glycerine is fairly hard and earthpaste is one of the few options out there.
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I'd test as well! Especially if you have a kiddie-friendly flavor! that would be awesome!
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Another Earthpaste user! How do you plan to package your toothpaste? I love the ease of having a tube, but would consider other packaging styles if they were more ecofriendly. I would love to be a tester, will you supply your ingredient list & do you use essential oils or keep it unscented/flavored?
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It is tricky to make a product containing water (or aloe or other such hydro based ingredients) to be safe for production. A unique recipe would need to go through laboratory testing. And you could not put a pasty toothpaste containing water and no broad spectrum preservatives into a jar for dipping. It would be considered a safety hazard with mold growth long preceding visible mold growth. I've always wondered how earthpaste came up with a recipe that they were allowed to sell on the market without added broad spectrum preservatives (essential oils are not sufficient for this purpose, and the research on grapefruit seed extract has been disappointing). Earthpaste must benefit from a precisely high enough amount of salt, I guess, and the lack of any starch or fat containing ingredients (which are a problem when water is present), although I'm sure the shelf life is still limited. So those are just things to research, if you haven't already, as you go forward. Of course, if you are using oils *instead* of water, you will have more leeway, but the jar set up would still be a safety hazard to warn people about. A damp finger or toothbrush dipping into a jar without ample preservatives (like optiphen plus) would be a problem for safety, and realistically, I think that is how people would use it if it were not in a tube. Good luck with it!
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An awesome eco tube for toothpaste is in the works. A bit of a wait though with expected production set for 2017. http://ecovisionpackaging.com/index.html ~ You could always make the toothpaste in powder form, but I personally like the convenience of a liquid in a tube. Also check out labeling laws for your product.
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Re: Homemade Toothpaste

This forum is very helpful. I have been interested in making my own toothpaste for a while now.. I actually converted to the natural brands..great thread.
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