How To Make Healthy Kids Toothpaste | Growing Up Herbal | Learn how to make your own toothpaste at home to clean your child's teeth naturally!

Did you know it’s insanely easy to make healthy kids toothpaste at home… one that your kids will love?

It is, and today I’m going to show you how.

Not only is it healthier than store-bought (and some natural) toothpaste, but it’s cheap and fun. Your kids will love helping you, and they’ll look forward to brushing their teeth with their yummy creation.

Homemade Healthy Kid’s Toothpaste (Made Three Ways)

How To Make Healthy Kids Toothpaste | Growing Up Herbal | Learn how to make your own toothpaste at home to clean your child's teeth naturally!

Below you’ll find one of my kid’s favorite toothpaste recipes. This toothpaste can be made in a variety of ways. With clay. Without clay. Thick. Thin. The choice is yours!

Try one version. If you like it, stick with it. If you don’t, try a different one.

Ingredients: (for all versions)

* I always grind my xylitol into as fine of a powder as I can so that it’s less abrasive on the teeth. I use a mortar and pestle, but you could use a coffee grinder if you were grinding a lot at once.

Directions: (with clay and thick)

  1. Combine coconut oil, clay, and powdered xylitol in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add essential oils to taste. 
  3. Transfer to a glass jar for easy dipping.

Directions: (without clay)

  1. Combine coconut oil, baking soda, and powdered xylitol in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add essential oils to taste. 
  3. Transfer to a glass jar for easy dipping.

Directions: (with clay and thin)

  1. Combine coconut oil, grapeseed oil, clay, and powdered xylitol in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add essential oils to taste. 
  3. Transfer to a glass jar for easy dipping.

See how easy that was?

And, you have options, mama! I like options. Don’t you?

How To Make Healthy Kids Toothpaste | Growing Up Herbal | Learn how to make your own toothpaste at home to clean your child's teeth naturally!

Be sure to check out my herbal remineralizing tooth powder/paste recipe here, and don’t forget to check back in this week for a new series of posts about fluoride and your kiddo’s teeth!

Oh, and if you’re concerned about lead in bentonite clay, CLICK HERE to find out why I’m not worried about it.

This post was originally written on January 15th, 2013 and has been updated.

Have you ever made homemade toothpaste for your kids? How’d they like it?