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How to Make a Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste for Healthy Teeth and Gums

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Tea tree oil toothpaste is considered effective for treating bad breath, gingivitis and halitosis. Tea tree oil has antibacterial and antifungal functions and can kill fungi and bacteria living in your mouth. It is a good idea to make such a toothpaste at home using only natural ingredients.

Recipe 1


  • water
  • 6 tablespoons of baking soda (it has good cleaning functions according to Wikipedia)
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 20 drops spearmint  or peppermint or essential oil

Take a small bowl, add the baking soda and pour in some water to make a paste. Mix essential oils and add them as well. Mix thoroughly. This toothpaste is suitable for everyday use. It can be kept for several days. If you need less or more just halve the recipe or double it.


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Recipe 2


  • 3 tbsp sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 6 drops tea tree oil
  • 6 drops peppermint oil

Mix the salt and baking soda in a bowl thoroughly. Next you need to mix the essential oils with olive oil.  Choose olive oil brands you may trust. Peppermint oil will add a pleasant flavor to this tea tree oil toothpaste. Pour tea tree oil and peppermint oil in a tablespoon and then add olive oil. You may use sunflower oil too instead of olive one. (Here we’ve compared sunflower oil vs olive oil). Add the oils to the powder. Mix well. You need to receive a consistent texture.  Store in a sealed jar (a glass container is ideal) at room temperature.  Use as any other toothpaste. It won’t leave the icky aftertaste and fight the bacteria.


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If you use a tea tree oil toothpaste never swallow it. The tea tree oil toothpaste is highly beneficial for your teeth and gums but tea tree oil is toxic when ingested. Avoid applying a tea tree toothpaste for children.