It’s simple to make your own toothpaste at home using natural substances like food-grade diatomaceous earth (a type of magnetic clay), bentonite clay, and/or activated charcoal along with a healthy fat like coconut oil. Add one or more essential oils for the finishing touch.
Store your toothpaste in a sealed container. A small glass mason jar works well. To use, scoop a small amount out of the jar using a clean spoon or popsicle stick, spread on wet toothbrush bristles, and brush teeth as usual.
Recipe used with permission from "Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine For The Modern World"
- 1⁄4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons bentonite clay
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 10 drops of clove
- 1 tablespoon xylitol or 1⁄2 teaspoon stevia for sweetness (optional)
- In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together.
- Put into a rubber tube or sealed glass container.
- Brush your teeth for 2 minutes, two to three times daily.