Monday, January 28, 2013

How to Make: Toothpaste Dots

A quick and simple way to bring toothpaste on the trail without having to carry a tube of toothpaste. To use, just pop one of the dots in your mouth with a small amount of water, then start brushing!

  • Make sure the toothpaste you are using isn't the kind with gel in it. My first attempt at making these I used gel toothpaste and it never set.
  • Put small dollops of toothpaste on a sheet of foil, make them as big as you want them to be. 
  • Make just a few or stock up for your next few trips. 

  • After 2 - 3 days gently peel off the toothpaste dots and coat them with baking soda so they don't stick to each other.
  • Store them in a small baggie or container.


I was just reading about the toothpaste dots in a book called Ultralight Backpackin' Tips by Mike Clelland. So I came looking for images or a video online and found your blog. Thanks for sharing the photos and info on the toothpaste dots. Very cool and useful tip.

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed my post!


PLEASE HELP! I have been drying mine out for two days and my trip is in a few hours and they still aren't set, what should I do?????

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