5 CBD toothpaste recipes that are safe for your pets

Published Aug 12, 2020 12:00 p.m. ET
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We brush our teeth every day, but a lot of people with pets forget that they need a bit of extra care too. Brushing your pet's teeth might sound like a bit of an odd chore, but it can help to do things like reduce plaque and inflammation, and reduce their risk of decay which could lead to more severe health problems down the road, so it’s a really good habit to get into.

CBD toothpaste works best on certain types of pets

Everyone has their limits when it comes to what they’re willing to do for their pets, and in the case of smaller household critters like rats, rabbit, or guinea pigs a CBD toothpaste mixture might be nearly impossible to use, but the truth is that this cannabinoid alongside good oral hygiene is good for every kind of animal with teeth, so use your judgment to determine which pets you’d feel comfortable using this kind of toothpaste on.

CBD toothpaste recipes for pets

You could always choose from one of the best toothpaste brands on the market for your furry friends, but they won’t have CBD, because this kind of product is incredibly hard to come by in most regions. However, that doesn’t have to stop you from giving your pets oral health the best care possible, because you can make your own CBD toothpaste from scratch at home for an affordable cost.

1. Meaty goodness

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • ½ tablespoon bone broth
  • ½ tablespoon CBD infused coconut oil

2. Icy fresh mint

  • ¼ cup CBD infused coconut oil
  • 1 cube beef bullion
  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 4 mint leaves

3. Sweet and spicy chicken

  • 1/3 cup CBD infused coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon (dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

4. Herbal blend

  • ½ cup CBD infused coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kelp
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon parsley flakes

5. Tea tree and cloves

  • ½ cup CBD infused coconut oil
  • 1 beef bouillon cube (dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves

Combining the ingredients

All of these homemade CBD toothpaste recipes for pets are easy to make because none of them requires cooking. The only thing that you’ll need to have on hand is a food processor so that you can add all of the ingredients to it, and then blend them together on high until smooth.

How to use CBD toothpaste on your pets

Using CBD toothpaste on your furry friends will take some getting used to if you haven't established a good routine of tooth brushing, but it’s really easy to do.

  1. Purchase a pet toothbrush or a child-sized version.

  2. Place a pea-sized amount of the toothpaste onto the toothbrush.

  3. Brush your pet's teeth just as you would your own, with the most focus on the hidden places and back molars.

There is no need to train them to spit it out when they’re done, as all of the ingredients are healthy for your pet to ingest, so once you’ve got those pearly whites scrubbed up, you can rinse off the toothbrush, so that it’s soft, clean, and ready to do all again tomorrow.

Storage

Once you’ve combined all of the CBD toothpaste ingredients, its shelf life begins, and from that point on, it should be stored in a completely sealed container in the fridge until you need it. Most of these recipes produce a bulk amount of toothpaste, and it will stay fresh for approximately 5 days in cooler temperatures, and what is left should be disposed of, and a new batch made. It can last several months in the freezer too, but since you can’t use it in its frozen form, this method of storage is not preferred.

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