How to Make an Inexpensive, Safe Toothpaste With Less Than 4 Ingredients

Last Update: February 25, 2023

We created the Health Hacks on a Budget video course series to make it as easy as possible for everyone to save time and money while living a healthy life. In this series, we share simple recipes, easy tips, and educational information to help you and your family thrive.

Want a super cheap and easy way to brush teeth without fluoride-filled toothpastes? We’ve got just the recipe for you. Not only is this DIY a safe alternative to commercial toothpastes—it’s effective and costs next to nothing if you consider how many batches you can make with just a few staple ingredients.

Getting kids to brush will no longer feel like pulling teeth; get them involved in making this easy recipe and they’ll have a new appreciation for this dreaded bedtime and morning routine.

Pick up the following ingredients from Thrive Market at 25 to 50 percent less than supermarket prices and watch this video to see how to make your own toothpaste.


⅔ cup baking soda
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
10 to 15 drops peppermint oil
Distilled water


Not ready to experiment with homemade toothpaste? No problem—we’ve also got natural toothpastes for fresh and clean teeth.

This is one video in a series that’s free for all Thrive Gives recipients. See the rest of the videos here. Applying for a free membership through our Giving program is easy—just click here.

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