DIY Kids Toothpaste

Ever considered a DIY kids toothpaste?  I bet you were sure it has to taste horrible and be just like brushing with baking soda.  Well, friends, it can be much more appealing to the tastebuds than that.  And let’s just be real: kids toothpaste on the store shelves DOES appeal to their tastebuds.

Materials:

  • non-metalic spoon
  • non-metalic bowl
  • squeeze bottle (but honestly, I just use a 4oz mason jar)
  • 1/3 c softened (not melted) coconut oil
  • 1T baking soda
  • 1T bentonite clay (bentonite clay as I understand it should not come into contact with metal)
  • 30 drops Slique Essence (you could substitute this for 1/4 t of liquid stevia)
  • 2 drops Thieves Essential Oil Blend
  • 10 drops Orange (or Tangerine) Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Citrus Fresh Essential Oil Blend

How To DIY Kids Toothpaste:

  1. In your non-metallic bowl combine coconut oil, baking soda and bentonite clay until well blended.
  2. Add essential oils.  The Slique Essence has non-gmo, organically grown stevia in it.
  3. Put in your container of choice.

Making the Switch:

This is probably the real “kicker”:  how do you  transition your child(ren) from blue, glittery toothpaste to this “blah” (as my 5 year old would call it) looking toothpaste?

I think gradually is the answer.  I am not expert, but let me just share my experience. my kids were 1.5, 3 and 5 when I switched toothpaste.  That being said, we still get a conventional toothpastes from our dentists when they have check ups.

I started by switching every other tooth brushing from their exciting blue stuff to Slique Kids Toothpaste by Young Living (my kids call it “monster toothpaste”).

Then I would do  mostly the Slique one wit a little blue glitter toothpaste on the brush.

Eventually my kids were totally fine with the Young Living brand.  Then tragedy struck: it went out of stock one month (1 tube lasts us 2 months).  My 5 year old and I had to make our own, because I couldn’t “go back” to the blue stuff.  It was abrupt and bumpy but my kids adjusted for the few weeks I couldn’t get the monster toothpaste in.

I actually still buy the monster toothpaste and have the DIY as a back up.  It took some tweaking to get it to have a “sweetness” to it, that didn’t worry me about tooth decay and the kids purposefully ingesting toothpaste.

We go low on the Thieves, high on the citrus and could stand to use more Stevia, I am sure.

 

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