I love DIYs, especially the natural health/beauty ones. I got inspired 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. This toothpaste is remineralizing because it contains full of minerals that help maintain healthy teeth and gums, as well as re-build enamel .
It’s really great to have a homemade, all natural, remineralizing toothpaste, but the best way to keep healthy gums and teeth, and to avoid cavities is of course, to have a healthy and balanced diet that includes a lot of fresh, wholesome foods. We need to avoid sugar, refined and processed foods, and focus on getting nutrients that are needed for oral health such as vitamins A, D, E and K, which are our fat soluble vitamins, 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.
Also, remember that phytic acid, a component found in certain foods – such as soy, beans, grains and nuts, can block mineral absorption thereby affect oral health. One of the best thing you can do if you eat these foods regularly is to soak your nuts, grains or legumes overnight prior to cook them, or eat them fermented, such as miso, tempeh or natto.
I hope you like this homemade toothpaste. It doesn’t “taste” like a normal toothpaste but you get use to it. It’s very different but will help remineralize your teeth. 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.