There are lots of natural toothpastes on the market, and I know you’ll love this homemade toothpaste recipe to make your own toothpaste or tooth powder. Our family likes this bentonite clay essential oil toothpaste recipe for a clean, healthy mouth!
I’m not going to lie. Clay isn’t the most wonderful tasting thing, but some coconut oil to make it smooth, stevia to sweeten, and a few essential oils for freshness and you’ll soon get used to it.
The Importance of Oral Health
Oral health is vital to abundant living when it comes to physical health and wellness. An estimated 80% of disease symptoms are caused by problems in the mouth, and millions are exposed to disease-promoting dental procedures every day. Dental hygiene is so overlooked health issues in conventional and integrative medicine.
For example we know that oral bacteria plays a factor in almost 90% of all heart attacks. It’s important to take care of your mouth to stay healthy from the inside out.
That’s where essential oils can come into play. Research is showing how essential oils can improve oral health so incorporating some of these beneficial ingredients in your homemade toothpastes.
This recipe is for tooth powder, but it makes a great toothpaste too!
Note: The color of your finished product may vary depending on the color of your clay and the essential oils used.
- Mix your essential oils in a small glass bowl and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix the hot water and coconut oil and let stand until the coconut oil melts.
- Put the bentonite clay, stevia, and sea salt in the food processor and process until combined.
- Add the water and coconut oil mixture gradually and process until combined.
- Add the essential oils and process for a few more seconds. The mixture should be granular and slightly damp.
- Store in a glass jar with a lid.
- Apply enough to cover your toothbrush. Wet with water and brush as usual.
Bergamot, lemon, and grapefruit
Sweet or wild orange, clove, peppermint, spearmint
Cinnamon bark or cinnamon leaf, clove, sweet or wild orange
Roman chamomile, spearmint, wintergreen
Frankincense, lime, myrrh.
To make the toothpowder into toothpaste, gradually add more coconut oil, blending as you go until you reach the desired consistency.