I’ve been experimenting with my toothpaste recipe recently to try to come up with a softer formula that is easier to use and more resembles the consistency of store-bought toothpaste. Today I’m happy to share my updated remineralizing toothpaste recipe with you! Most of the ingredients are the same as my tooth powder recipe, except this one also contains coconut oil in addition to bentonite clay, both of which are very effective in removing impurities from teeth. I’ve also added distilled water to get a paste-like consistency and activated charcoal to further boost the toothpaste’s ability to whiten teeth and fight cavities. It does still leave some residue on your sink, but that can be easily cleaned off with a wet towel.
- 3 tablespoons raw coconut oil – remineralizes teeth and draws out impurities from teeth
- 3 tablespoons bentonite clay – remineralizes teeth and draws out impurities from teeth
- 2-3 tablespoons distilled water
- 1/4 teaspoon activated charcoal powder (optional) – whitens teeth and helps prevent cavities and bad breath
- 1 teaspoon baking soda – polishes teeth, draws out stains, and freshens breath
- 3/4 teaspoon finely ground unrefined sea salt or Himalayan salt – antiseptic and remineralizes teeth
- 3/4 teaspoon clove powder – adds flavour and has astringent properties
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon – same as clove powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon xylitol powder – natural sweetener and inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause cavities
- 15 drops peppermint essential oil – same as clove powder
- Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler or glass bowl over a small saucepan with an inch of water. Bring water to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer, and stir until the coconut is all melted.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl (you can use your final container).
- Gradually add the melted coconut oil to the dry ingredients, mixing as you go. Remember to mix using a stainless steel or wooden spoon. Do not use metal spoons with bentonite clay, as it can absorb the metals in the spoon and become less effective.
- Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
- Gradually add the water to the mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Just note that the mixture will harden slightly over the next day or so as the bentonite clay continues to absorb the water.
- If required, transfer into a stainless steel or glass jar with an airtight lid.
- To use the toothpaste, add a little to a wet toothbrush (I usually just dip my toothbrush into the jar and that works perfectly fine for me) and brush as normal. Note: As noted before, this toothpaste can leave a residue on your sink, but it can be easily cleaned off with a wet cloth.
No time to make your own toothpaste?
You can order my premade Holistic Essentials Remineralizing Toothpaste.