Homemade Toothpaste: Natural Recipes from Grandmothers 5/7


Recipe for solid homemade toothpaste

This is a classic recipe based on coconut oil and clay, to which SCI surfactant is added to obtain the solid consistency of toothpaste. Don’t be fooled by the name, SCI surfactant is a granulated powder made from coconut oil.

  1. Difficulty: Easy
  2. Preparation time: 10 minutes
  3. Quantity: 75g
  4. Resting time: 2 hours
  5. Efficiency: 5/5


  • 10 g of green clay
  • 15 g of coconut oil
  • 20 g of SCI surfactant
  • 30 g of sodium bicarbonate or calcium carbonate
  • 20 drops of essential oil

Materials needed:

  • A mortar and pestle.
  • A jar with a lid to store your toothpaste.

Preparation steps:

  • Pour the SCI surfactant into a bowl.
  • Add coconut oil, baking soda or calcium carbonate, and clay.
  • Heat in a double boiler to melt the mixture and stir gently until smooth.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, add the essential oil, and stir.
  • Gently pour your mixture into the silicone mold(s).
  • Dip one or more wooden sticks into the center of the mold(s).
  • Place your toothpaste in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to solidify.


  • Moisten your toothbrush.
  • Rub it against your solid toothpaste.
  • Brush your teeth as usual.
  • This toothpaste can be stored for several months.

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