Would you like to have more control over what ingredients are included in your toothpaste? There are a lot of ingredients found in commercial toothpastes that may be doing more harm than good to your teeth and that may be preventing your teeth from remineralizing as bones naturally should. This natural toothpaste recipe provided below uses many ingredients that may actually be beneficial to your oral health!
Coconut Oil Toothpaste
- 2 tsp. bentonite clay
- 5 tsp. calcium powder (avoid calcium powder with magnesium)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. xylitol powder
- 1 heaping Tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp. distilled water
- 10+ drops essential oil (Some great oils to use are peppermint, cinnamon, spearmint, or orange.)
- 2 oz. Glass Salve Jar
- Mix all dry ingredients together; then add wet ingredients. Mix well with a plastic utensil or silicone whisk (metal should not be used with bentonite clay).
- Store in a 2 oz. glass salve jar or a squeezable tube.
- To use, dip toothbrush into toothpaste, or squeeze toothpaste on toothbrush; then, brush teeth like normal.
Note 1: Because coconut oil is liquid at room temperature (75 degrees) and solid at less than 70 degrees, the consistency of this toothpaste may change. If you find your toothpaste to be too thick at your room temperature, try adding more distilled water to get your desired thickness. If you find your toothpaste too runny, try adding more calcium powder to get your desired thickness.
Note 2: You can find find bentonite clay, calcium powder, and xylitol powder at most health food stores.