We are often asked if it is safe to use essential oils in homemade toothpaste and for good toothpaste recipes. We have gathered together several different resources for you in this post. There are a few different, yet similar, toothpaste recipes and farther down you will see several links to dental care and tips.
When using homemade toothpaste for children, just as if you are using store bought toothpaste, you need to be certain that if you are adding essential oils to the toothpaste that a child is old enough to spit the toothpaste out and not swallow. (That goes for adults too! Please see the meme below!) When making homemade toothpaste for children, please always be sure to use child safe oils. Spearmint and Orange are good options for little ones. More info on using essential oils safely with children, please see our Children's page here. Using Essential Oils Safely with Children.
If you are pregnant or nursing you also need to take into consideration the safety of the oils which you choose for your toothpaste. More about safely using oils while pregnant or nursing here. Using Essential Oils Safely During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Oral Care Tips & Info
Lea Harris is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website, and its sister website, LearningAboutEOs, is home to educational advice and information about using essential oils safely. Lea founded and runs the Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group, with hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the creator of Safe Essential Oil Labels and the UEOS App. You can find FREE classes here: Free Essential Oil Classes.
Lea received her herbalist certification through The Herbal Academy of New England. Lea is a contributing writer for Natural Herbal Living magazine, and blogs about herbs and natural living on her website, Nourishing Treasures.
Lea is Professional level member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists.
Businesses, groups, and individuals can hire Lea to consult on safety, product formulation, and more on her website Lea Harris CCA.