Here is what is different about DIY toothpaste; it doesn’t foam and the taste takes some getting use to because the primary ingredient is baking soda.
I tested out the final product and my teeth felt super clean the aftertaste was actually refreshing.
Get a small container (I used an old jam container) and combine 6 tbsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp salt + 4 tsp vegetable glycerine + 15 drops peppermint essential oil. Vegetable glycerine can be found at most health food stores; in Toronto check out Optimum Natural Foods in The Junction. I use a brand called Now as seen below.
The consistency could be described as a loose paste. To keep things sanitary, I just added a small spoon to the jar which can be used to scoop paste onto my toothbrush.
If you have kids, I hear that an orange or vanilla essential oil works well instead of peppermint.
Let me know what you think of these recipes!