Using Essential Oils Safely for Toothpaste

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


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Lea Jacobson is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website is home to educational advice and empowering information about using essential oils safely. The Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group founded and run by Lea and her team has over 140,000 members and hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of her bestseller Essential Oil Profiles (available as a full color print book as well as an ebook). Based off the information in the popular Top 60 Essential Oils APP, the print version has sold out in days each time it's been offered. Other books by Lea: The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the Hydrosols Quick Start Guide.

Lea is the creator of Safe Essential Oil Labels, designed to wrap around any size or brand bottle, as well as apps for essential oils and carriers, and hydrosols.

You can find FREE classes here: Free Essential Oil Classes, and sign up for the Using Essential Oils Safely BASICS course Lea teaches where you can earn your "Essential Oil Safety Advocate" title.

Lea is Professional level member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and received her herbalist certification through The Herbal Academy of New England.

Businesses, groups, and individuals can hire Lea to consult on safety, product formulation, and more on her website Lea Jacobson CCA.



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