"Fresh mint" classic toothpaste

"Fresh mint" classic toothpaste

Formula: 418713

Phase Ingredients for ~ 50 ml Quantity
A calcium carbonate 25 gr
A sodium bicarbonate 2 gr
A optional: spirulina or chlorophyll powder 0,2 gr/0,05 gr
B flat mineral water 34 gr
B guar gum 0,3 gr
C peppermint essential oil 14 drops
C cosgard 13 drops

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:
Mix the phase A ingredients in a bowl.

A light gel is formed from the ingredients of phase B: the guar gum is added to the water, in a motion, and mixed until the gum is completely dispersed. The solution is left to rest for approximately 5 minutes for gel formation.

Phase A is added to the phase B gel, and mixed well until a homogeneous paste is obtained. A pestle can also be used to facilitate homogenization.

Add the phase C ingredients to the homogeneous paste and mix thoroughly. The resulting paste is transferred to the dedicated container. 

The result is classic toothpaste, with a fresh aroma and medium abrasiveness. It does not foam because the formula does not contain foaming agents, but has an optimal texture. It is not sweet, it has a specific refreshing taste given by peppermint essential oil. It is a simple formula, easy to prepare.

Options and explanations:

  • the following essential oils can be used instead of, or in combination with peppermint essential oil: lime, orange and sage (small amount), sweet fennel, myrrh, tea tree, clove leaf or cinnamon
  • spirulina or chlorophyll are for coloring the paste, they can be removed from the recipe; the color given by spirulina fades over time but the color given by chlorophyll is stable
  • to obtain a foaming paste, approximately 1 gr of Cocamidopropyl betaine powder will be included in phase A


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, 2 bowls, teaspoon
  • Recommended container: Soft Tube, 50 ml or tube type container
  • Shelf-life: 3 months - prepared in optimal conditions of hygiene, kept in a cool place

Posted on 07/20/2015 Personal Hygiene recipes, Oral hygiene 0