Better than the above recipe is this, I just made it this morning: Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9005283
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Baking Soda
Mix them together well.
Rinse periodically with 3% Hydrogen Peroxide per instructions on label.
This is exactly what I have been using for the last few months and it works great! And your breath stays fresher way longer than it does with regular poison-paste! I still have not convinced my son to use it though, he tried it and said it's gross, lol (he's 14) so he won't use it. The taste may take some people time to get used to, but I don't mind it at all. I actually like it - especially knowing the health benefits.
Coconut oil also has strong anti-bacterial properties! And baking soda is an acid neutralizer. Acids formed from foods are the main cause of cavities!
I purchased a 4 pack of empty plastic "travel" bottles (tubes) at Cub Foods grocery store for about $3.50 which I use to store my homemade toothpaste in. They work perfectly! They have a flip-top cap just like regular toothpaste tubes have, so the paste squeezes out easily. The package of bottles I purchased came with 4 different colors of tubes: blue, pink, purple and green.
I am thinking about mixing up homemade toothpastes with different flavors for the different bottles, using natural flavorings. I'm thinking Pina Colada, strawberry and spearmint. The one I am using now is just plain coconut oil and baking soda.
I have used fluoride toothpaste twice since I started using the homemade toothpaste and both times I did so, I felt ill later that evening or next day.