I love DIYs, especially the ones related to natural health and beauty. I wanted to make my own toothpaste so I made one using all natural, high quality ingredients. Making your own toothpaste is easy and safe, and a great way to know and control the ingredients that go into your mouth. You do absorb in your body some of the ingredients in your toothpaste so it’s great in my opinion to have a natural alternative. This toothpaste is remineralizing because it contains full of minerals that help maintain healthy teeth and gums, and re-build enamel .
It’s great to use natural toothpaste but the best way to keep healthy gums and teeth, and to avoid cavities is to have a healthy and balanced diet that focuses on fresh, wholesome foods, and food that are rich in nutrients needed for oral health such as vitamin A, D, E and K, as well as minerals. Coconut oil, gelatin, cultured butter, fermented cod liver oil, high-quality animal products and bone broth are excellent for oral health. If you are vegan, eat food like dark leafy greens, watercress, coconut oil, mushrooms, carrots and avocado. And of course, you want to stay away or limit consumption of refined sugar and processed foods.
If you try to make your own toothpaste, I’d love to hear from you and know how it turned out, or simply know what you like to put in yours. It doesn’t taste the same as regular toothpaste of course but it’s a taste we get use to. Also, make sure to also incorporate flossing into your daily oral care routine.
- ¼ cup bentonite clay
- 2 tbsp Ca/Mg powder
- ¼ tsp pink or Celtic sea salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp pure stevia powder, or xylitol
- 1 capsule probiotic
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 10 drops trace minerals (I use ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops)
- 20 drops OnGuard essential oil
- 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
- ⅓ cup + 1 Tbsp filtered water
- In a medium bow, combine dry ingredients together and mix with a wooden spatula.
- In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil, trace minerals and essential oils. Mix to combine.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry one and stir.
- Add the water slowly and gradually until you get a nice paste.
- Transfer your new toothpaste into a sterilized glass jar or into a new squeezable plastic tube.