"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

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

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

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