Most commercial toothpaste contains sulfates and chemicals that are harmful to the body. This homemade toothpaste recipe is a simple and natural alternative, which is cheap and easy to make.
I use bentonite clay because it binds to toxins and acidic materials in the mouth. It is often used in toothpaste recipes and is known to help remineralize teeth. I also use baking soda, which aids in cleaning, and coconut oil to add antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to this toothpaste.
Adding a few drops of mint extract isn’t necessary. It just makes the toothpaste taste better!
Note: It is important to use non-metal utensils as bentonite will lose its beneficial properties when it comes into contact with metal. The same goes for the storage container.
What You’ll Need
- A non-metallic bowl
- A non-metallic spoon
- A non-metallic container with a tight-fitting lid to store the toothpaste
- The ingredients below
- 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- A few drops of mint extract
- Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly
- Add several drops of mint extract into the mixture and stir well to combine
- Place the mixture into a small container or jar with a tight-fitting lid
- To use the tooth powder, place a normal amount on your toothbrush and brush your teeth as usual.
If you work with melted coconut oil, the mixture will be thin, but once hardened, it will take on the consistency of toothpaste. Please keep it in a cool place to avoid melting. Some people keep this mixture in the refrigerator, although coconut oil at room temperature will not spoil. You may need to add more dry ingredients if the mixture is too thin, but remember that coconut oil melts quickly, so best to make it using the amounts above and add to it later if it’s still too thin.
That’s it! Enjoy!