Homemade Toothpaste Recipe: Remineralizing

homemade toothpaste recipe remineralizing

This homemade toothpaste recipe is 100% natural, perfectly edible, and full of the minerals your teeth need to re-build enamel and maintain healthy teeth and gums.

It’s a long-held belief among conventional dentistry that you can’t regrow tooth enamel or heal cavities. But studies done by holistic dental care providers prove otherwise.

When combined with a diet rich in the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K-2 and devoid of mineral-stealing anti-nutrients, a homemade toothpaste recipe like this one can transform your dental health.

Why a homemade toothpaste recipe?

Much of the research on remineralizing teeth was done back in the 20s, so I understand why people give me strange looks when I say I am using holistic dental care to heal my son’s cavity.

Nevertheless, it’s not just a thing of the past. Recently, two of my friends shared their stories about healing their children’s cavities online. (See: How I Healed My Child’s Cavity, and How I Reversed My Daughter’s Tooth Decay.)

Most store-bought toothpaste contains glycerin, which has actually been shown to weaken tooth enamel over the long-term. That’s because it layers the teeth with a film that prevents the minerals in your saliva from interacting with your tooth enamel.

By making a homemade toothpaste recipe, you can leave out the fluoride and glycerin and instead pack your homemade toothpaste with the minerals your tooth enamel needs.

You can also add goodies like xylitol (which has been shown to prevent cavities), and cinnamon and clove oils (which have been used in India to heal cavities for centuries).

And as an added bonus, the combination of xylitol, cinnamon, & clove is rather tasty!

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

homemade toothpaste recipe remineralizing

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe: The Players

I got most of my ingredients from one of my sponsors, VitaCost. They’re quickly becoming one of my favorite places to shop online because they offer all the top, most trusted brands for vitamins, supplements, and whole foods, but at discount prices.

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe: The How-To

Thankfully, I have a stainless steel blade on my food processor, so I have no qualms using my food processor to make this homemade toothpaste recipe.

Bentonite clay can act like a magnet attracting positively charged heavy metals from your utensils, so you only want it to come into contact with a truly stable metal like stainless steel (which is used to mine the clay).

1. Place all dry ingredients in the food processor and pulse until well mixed.

2. In a liquid measuring cup, mix coconut oil, essential oils, trace minerals, and water.

3. Slowly pour the liquids into your food processor while continuing to pulse. Mix until smooth; add more water if necessary to reach desired consistency.

4. Remove homemade toothpaste from food processor and store in a glass jar with a lid. This keeps rather well in a medicine cabinet, although with time the exposure to air may dry it out. If it starts drying out before you’ve had the chance to use it, just mix in a bit more water.

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  1. Cathy says

    Just a PSA here…

    This sounds interesting & I may give it a try.

    BUT – please be aware that xylitol is VERY dangerous for pets, so please keep this in a safe place!

  2. Winniemary says

    THANK YOU!!!
    I LOVE IT!!!
    I look forward to your reply Kristen!!

  3. Tana Howell says

    Hi- it seems most natural toothpastes have a mild abrasive (chalk,etc) in them to scrub the teeth a bit. Does the clay do that? Or do you not think that is necessary/beneficial?

    • heafgadfh says

      Most natural toothpastes are less abrasive than commercial toothpastes (eg baking soda has an abrasiveness of 7, colgate is around 50-100)

  4. Martha says

    Super timing, as this sounds like just the remedy I need right now! Does it matter whether the clay is sodium betonite or calcium betonite?

    • says

      @Martha. Yes. Calcium bentonite contains the calcium that is intended to remineralize the tooth surface. The sodium bentonite would react with calcium and magnesium in your saliva, and possibly your teeth, to inhibit remineralization. That’s what sodium bentonite does when it is used to seal leaks in ponds and water features. The sodium bentonite is drawn into the leak, where it combines with calcium in the soil and water to solidify as calcium bentonite. This blocks the leak.

  5. Peggy says

    I started adding myrrh essential oil last year when my gums started receding and this year added lemon essential oil for a bit of a whitening boost. That’s the great thing about making your own, you can personalize it!

    • Lya says

      Peggy, did you use this recipe when you added the myrrh and lemon essential oils? Sounds very good. Do you still use it?

  6. Joyce says

    Just read your recipe and then read the link for your friend who healed her daughter’s tooth decay. In the comments, she mentioned that, per the book “Cure Tooth Decay”, xylitol should not be used. I have the book on order to read and get more in-depth info, but what are your thoughts on the xylitol issue?

  7. Mae says

    Thanks for posting this! I’m really excited to try it! I just have one question – when you say “xylitol powder”, is that different from the stuff that’s just like white sugar? I have a bag of xylitol because we use it to brew hard apple cider, so I’m just wondering if it’s the same thing. Thanks!

  8. Mari says

    Can this be adequately mixed up with a hand utensil? No food processor available and I’m definitely not into trying to dig this out of my blender (the container does not come apart).

    Also, make sure to choose xylitol derived from birch trees (I’ve also seen it sold as “birch sugar”) because it is also manufactured from corn cobs, often from China. (One rather hinky way some companies are getting around having to say “product of China” on the packaging is by importing the xylan, from which xylitol is refined, from China and finishing the process in the US.) Personally, nowadays I do not trust ANY food product that comes out of China. Corncob-derived xylitol IS so thoroughly processed (don’t fool yourself, kids, this stuff is so refined it makes granulated white sugar look like chewing on sugarcane) that it contains none of the proteins that would set off a corn allergy, however we all know about the issue of corn being a GMO crop as often as not (for myself, if it’s not _documented_ as being non-GMO, I have to assume it is). Although some companies say “the refining process leaves no trace of the original DNA so it is exactly the same as non-GMO corn” they’re totally missing the point – purchasing products derived from GMO crops encourages continued PLANTING of them!

    • EKT says

      I have had awful reactions to Xylitol that is not from birch. Gas, bloating, diarrhea…you name it. When I use the birch-based xylitol, internally, or in my homemade toothpowder, I have no adverse reactions at all.

  9. Laurita Dominick says

    I wasn’t sure if you were aware bentonite clay contains aluminum 18.2 per cent ….I am referring to your tooth paste recipe…and pink Himalayan salt contains 87 nutrients and minerals…I was wondering if that could be incorporated instead of the mineral drops?

  10. says

    That is similar to the toothpaste/powder that we make at home. And yes, we leave out the xylitol. They say that xylitol is made with birchwood, but it is often made with corn that is possibly GMO. The process of making xylitol is also very questionable.
    Anyway, this is a great recipe with the xylitol removed. :)

    • Ziggy says

      I’m thinking of substituting Xylitol with organic Stevia. Not sure of measurements – anyone tried that way? My Xylitol says product of USA & not from Corn. Still, now I wonder if I should be cautious because of the process being “questionable” (not even understanding what that means. lol) Thanks, all. Great find here & people’s comments are helping a lot.

  11. says

    Probably nothing in this small dose, as there is research that it helps cheleat aluminum out of the brain; however one dose (40 drops) is equivalent to 1/3 the dose for bipolar disorder. I feel like I probably get enough from my own soil; this would be similar (in my mind) to eating plants with digitalis (heart medication) because it is natural and in the flower bed. Just curious if anyone else was curious.

  12. Denise Hopkins via Facebook says

    I agree with Anne that coconut oil is a disaster for plumbing. I’ve been using a blend of equal parts of bentonite clay, pure sea salt, dried sage, baking soda.

  13. Heather says

    If you melt coconut oil, you can mic this up in a bowl with a fork just fine. The coconut oil will harden back up when it cools off. If you’re worried about your plumbing, send some boiling water and dish soap down the drain every once in awhile. Otherwise, any fat that solid at room temperature can gob up your pipes.

  14. Susan Faia Eaton via Facebook says

    A FB friend makes it and I’m buying a container from her since I didn’t have the clay ordered. I can’t wait to try it.

  15. Robyn Thornburg via Facebook says

    Bentonite clay has tons of uses! I’ve used it to heal bug bites, poison ivy, stomachache, and am currently taking it in capsule form to treat IBS symptoms. It’s awesome!

  16. Kathe Barsotti via Facebook says

    I make mine without xylitol and it tastes great. Xylitol is poisonous to dogs, and is not a naturally grown product but is manufactured.

  17. says

    Oh wow!! I’ve been looking for this!!! THANK YOU. But as an FYI, it is FLUORIDE this is the greater harm to teeth in toothpaste. A potent poison, and carcinogen, it acts much like glycerin…. but also causes mottling of the teeth and makes them brittle because it strips calcium from teeth, and bones in general.

  18. Laura Smith via Facebook says

    Thanks will give it a go! I stopped using toothpaste 3 months ago. I always wanted to as I imagine it’s poison. I’ve been using hydrogen peroxide and I’m loving it.

  19. Nadine Reid via Facebook says

    Is substitute the water for colloidal silver. Then you’ve the added benefit of killing viral and bacterial germs too.

  20. Anne Hamilton via Facebook says

    Actually, all of the random clay and chemical stuff is not necessary. Equal parts coconut oil, baking soda and a dash of sea salt and VOILA! Great for your gums, teeth and enamel. (and no scary chemicals or clay for your teeth) :)

  21. Sarah Brunelle Quallen via Facebook says

    Jennifer, I buy a toothpaste similar to this – I wonder if it’s worth the time to make?

  22. Kathi Peterson Thomas via Facebook says

    Bentonite clay pulls out the metals in our body an has many uses. I use a clove/cinnamon water reduction versus the chemical sweetener. Also store clay in glass with no metal, due to it’s reactions. One of these days I plan to start oil pulling with coconut oil…

    • ReDesigned says

      You might want to read up on Hydrogen Peroxide a bit more. It is the primary oxidizer created by our bodies for all the crucial oxidization functions, so crucial that you could not live without the bodies ability to create H2O2.

      Hydrogen Peroxide is not carcinogenic in the slightest, it is water with an extra oxygen H2O2, when that oxygen comes off to oxidize reactive substances, you are left with pure water, H2O. In fact, oxidization is one of the bodies primary way of terminating cancer cells. If you google “is hydrogen peroxide carcinogenic” you’ll see there have been hundreds of studies, and indeed it is not carcinogenic.

      It is completely safe to use as a mouth rinse.

  23. Rebecca Culley-Healey via Facebook says

    What’s the best way to get it from the jar to the toothbrush? I don’t like the idea of dipping toothbrush into the toothpaste, or for that matter fingers. What is the obvious thing I’m missing?

  24. Heather Garcia via Facebook says

    I love Bentonite clay.. it is amazing .. has cleared up bad tooth infection , taken skin cancer off my face, my teenage daughters use it as a mask on their face,, they have no pimples. I do detox foot baths ,,and Yes .. I brush my teeth with it!!! Food Babe thank you for all you do!

  25. Janet Ray via Facebook says

    can you explain why you would use Xylitol? I find it hard to believe that it actually helps “prevent” decay other than it is a substitute for sugar. Why do we need sweet toothpaste? I think Xylitol is just another gimmick..it is not natural and I don’t think I’d want to buy candy or gum made with it to give my kids..better they learn proper eating habits..like no candy or crap don’t you think? I love your FB page and thank you for the info you put up but I have to question this one..sorry

    • Sherri says

      Xylitol has been proven to actually trick bacteria to think it is sugar. They consume it and are will die rather that grow with sugar.

  26. Brandi Melvin-Scammell via Facebook says

    I have sensitive teeth but I love the idea of this toothpaste. Does it/would it help with sensitivity?

  27. Michelle Nielsen via Facebook says

    I use coconut oil, baking soda, natural stevia and essential oil flavoring. Super easy and I have even been able to get my son with autism to change over. Any Autism Mom’s out there, will not this is not easy!

  28. Emily Fraser via Facebook says

    Okay, I totally believe in remineralizing teeth through diet, but since when did teeth/mineral absorb more minerals and rebuild through that manner? Minerals are solely brought into teeth via the root, via your blood stream. Also, you can rebuild your inner teeth and get rid of cavities, but enamel you cannot, unless you are prepubescent. Notice the study provided was done on children only? No adults. Enamel only reforms in children. There is a gene in humans that stops enamel from reforming once adulthood is reached. Crazy claims like this damage people’s credibility. Research stuff before you post it

    • Mmom says

      That’s not true. I had pretty bad enamel erosion along gum line when I was around 30 y.o. on two teeth. I am not sure what worked then (I changed my diet to homemade natural and stopped using fluoridated toothpaste) and my teeth healed, became glossy regaining white heard enamel over those erosions. Those teeth were supper sensitive and now I can scrape there and I don’t feel a thing. I still have grooves there, but they look just like healthy teeth. Later on I got pregnant and I got new similar problems when I was 34. I had two kids 2 years apart. My holistic doctor did not want to do anything, but he was watching. He said that they probably will heal once my body regains it health after continuous pregnancy-breastfeeding-pregnancy-breastfeeding cycle. I stopped breastfeeding a year ago and It started glaze over and sensitivity goes away slowly. The erosions are getting whiter. I’ve healed 2 teeth before and these 2 teeth seemed to be healing well too. Now I eat traditional diet, fermented cod liver oil with HV butter, use coconut oil/backing soda TP and sea salt water rinse. Also, I want to say that backing soda is not very abrasive if you do not apply it dry on your teeth directly and brush. You should dissolve it in a bit of water or in oil. Also you need to use so little of it, just a dusting. My sensitive teeth got better. Experiment. Get dirty pot and put some backing soda in the pot. Add water and let soda dissolve, then try to scrub of the dirt. Boy, you’ll need lots of elbow grease. Now, take a dirty pot and poor some dry backing soda. Take slightly wet rag and rub. Well, that will do the work. There’ll be a good abrasion to get sticky dirt of the pot with dry backing soda.

  29. says

    Brandi, I am a dental hygienist, and it will not help with sensitivity. I also have sensitivity, and can’t seem to find any natural remedies. Fluoride and potassium nitrate (found in sensodyne) are the only desensitizers that I have had any luck with. I am not a fluoride hater, BTW. But, if you are totally against it, as many people are, an electric tooth brush with an extra soft head (I recommend Oral-B), is a lot more gentle than a manual TB. I think the clay will make hypersensitive teeth worse, as it is abrasive.

  30. Nicole says

    Is there any other concerns about anything reacting with things in your mouth….
    -> Fillings, both white and silver
    -> permanant retainer on a few of my teeth

    etc etc

    • says

      No. Bentonite Clay is actually prescribed by holistic dentists to help detox your body from said fillings. The way bentonite interacts with metals and toxins is such that it attracts, then binds them so they can be safely eliminated by the body. It’s wonderful!

  31. Emily Fraser via Facebook says

    I also just read someone saying baking soda is great for enamel. Baking soda is abrasive and wears enamel. That is why it is not recommended for cleaning porcelain sinks or tubs lol ….sigh

  32. julie sharpe says

    I sliced the top off an old toothpaste tube and filled it up w homemade stuff. Duct-taped and binder-clipped the top. Just like filling a pastery bag. Next time I’m planning to use an old hand soap pump. That way, the kids can use the toothpaste and I dont have to find the tube left open.

  33. says

    Emily, that is not true. You cannot stop a cavity from the inside out. Teeth a formed during childhood. Ingested fluoride and calcium depict how strong a tooth will be when it erupts. This is why drinking fluoridated water as an adult has absolutely no effect on teeth. Unfortunately, a cavity can never be “cured”. It can be stopped from progressing, but the only thing that will remineralize is fluoride. It is true that too much fluoride can mottle teeth, but it is rare. Unless you are cavity prone (which most adults aren’t), I don’t think adults need to use fluoride. I am not against it, as a lot of natural/holistic people are. I feel that having a degree in dental hygiene has afforded me with a lot more information than most on the fluoride subject. But, I understand being cautious about what we put in our bodies, I certainly am. That being said, I think ingesting bentonite clay and using it topically are wonderful. I think it is pretty abrasive to use on teeth, and will most likely cause enamel erosion and sensitivity in the long run. I would use coconut oil as a natural TP, as it has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

  34. Laura Woody via Facebook says

    Brandi I don’t know if this homemade toothpaste would help with your sensitivity but I started using earthpaste and my sensitivity that I got after accidentally using sensodyne is gone.

  35. Christine Whitcomb via Facebook says

    Coconut oil and baking soda. Plain and simple. Why do you need to taste something when you are brushing your teeth?

  36. says

    Baking soda is a bit too abrasive for enamel, too. Plaque, which is what you are removing by brushing and flossing, is so soft it could be removed with a q-tip. The bristles on the brush are really for stimulating the gum tissue to keep it healthy. You do not need abrasives in TP.

    • Mmom says

      Backing soda is not very abrasive if you do not apply it dry on your teeth directly and brush. You should dissolve it in a bit of water or in oil. Also you need to use so little of it, just a dusting. My sensitive teeth got better. Experiment. Get dirty pot and put some backing soda in the pot. Add water and let soda dissolve, then try to scrub of the dirt. Boy, you’ll need lots of elbow grease. Now, take a dirty pot and poor some dry backing soda. Take slightly wet rag and rub. Well, that will do the work. There’ll be a good abrasion to get sticky dirt of the pot with dry backing soda.

  37. Rachel Holmes via Facebook says

    We use Redmans natural toothpaste and oil pulling can totally help with sensitivity-it works for me!

  38. Amy Verschueren Pimentel via Facebook says

    I don’t know how to send you a picture, but I made this today for my picky three year old and she absolutely loves it!

    • Marcia says

      You CAN use bentonite clay if you have fillings……I have and I have been using it for over a year, it doesn’t affect them, google it, there is heaps of info online :)

  39. Emily Fraser via Facebook says

    yep Marilynn. There is a gene in the cells of our gums that stimulate enamel production, but that gene turns off at puberty. Only children can rebuild enamel, adults cannot

    • Janet says

      With the blessings of his dentist and hygienist, my husband uses no toothpaste when he brushes. It’s been several years now with no tooth decay.

  40. says

    Liz Gallucci — Yes, bentonite clay is safe for mercury fillings. It’s actually prescribed bio holistic dentists to help assist your body in detoxing from said fillings. The bentonite acts sort of like a magnet, attracting the heavy metal and other toxins to it, then binding the toxins so they can be safely removed from the body.

    • marykay says

      So if we have metal fillings and use the bentonite clay, then we should not swallow the toothpaste like someone suggested earlier. You will be putting the toxins into your system.

  41. says

    @Tamara — The reason you don’t want it reacting with metal utensils isn’t because it’s bad or causes a bad reaction, it’s because it prematurely “uses up” the detoxing potential of the clay. There are only so many negatively charged ions in the clay that can attract and bind the metals/toxins. Once bound, they stay bound. If you use metal utensils to work with the clay when making homemade personal care items (like skin masks or toothpaste), then you are “wasting” all the detoxing potential of the clay while whipping together your recipe rather than “saving” it for when it comes in contact with the toxins & metals inside (or on) your body. Make sense?

  42. Florence Aleman via Facebook says

    Does anyone know if fluoride reacts with metal in the mouth? When I was making my own toothpaste similar to this recipe, all my sensitivity went away.

  43. Jennifer Stinemetz Wallman via Facebook says

    Miranda Spangler Reed Yes! And I completely forgot to order bentonite clay when I made my Vitacost order!! :(

  44. Natasha McCray via Facebook says

    never use any tooth product with flouride, also when going to dentist – tell the hygentist that u do not want the rinse (it has flouride in it), read up and change the facets add on a componet that actually removes the flouride in your house – bathroom and kitchen – (don’t change to bottled water – just change what u do to yr home supply – see dr. mercola’s writings on flouride. if making your own tooth paste or powder i would leave out the xylitol – if it’s not natural it really doesn’t need to be in there. i use eco-dent daily care flouride free low abrasion in orginal mint the bottle is deep blue colored, the tooth powder is enough for 200 brushings – about 3 months.

  45. says

    I am so appreciative of your research and advice. Today however I have a concern about your toothpaste recipe. I have been making toothpaste for several years using essentially your recipe but using baking soda instead of bentonite clay.

    I would be very reluctant to use any product containing aluminum. Can you please clarify your choice of bentonite?

    Thank you for helping us make the healthiest food choices.

    • says

      The aluminum silicates in bentonite clay are one of the reasons it is so effective in binding and eliminating toxins from the body. It’s the unique structure of the aluminum, silicon, and oxygen combined into a single molecule that creates the anionic negative charge that attracts all the positively charged toxins & metals. In other words, that aluminum is already bound up and can not be absorbed by our bodies. You need not fear it “getting loose” and causing any kind of damage.

  46. Bianca Ahmad via Facebook says

    I’m not into home made toothpaste, but I do buy natural toothpaste and mouthwash: desert essence, natures gate, Jason etc etc. not sure if they’re good for my teeth but I still use them. I haven’t used flouride for years and years but I did get my first cavity at age 30. Surprisingly when I was a kid I ate junk 24 7. I never are heAlthy food until I was in my 20s and I was never sick.

  47. Meg Robison McCarty via Facebook says

    I made some just this morning from a slightly different recipe. My teeth have never felt so clean! Loved it.

  48. Christie Baréns via Facebook says

    For a natural deodorant recipe I did some research on bentonite and found that it actually contains Aluminum …. isn’t that the ingredient we want to get away from? … some articles say it’s safe, but I don’t trust it …. aluminum “IS” aluminum! So maybe just leaving it out will do….? I use Jason too and love it.

  49. Phy Flesher via Facebook says

    I use ‘Earth Paste”. It’s made up of these exact same ingredients and found in better stores that sell healthier products and online. I love it!

  50. Carson Kutsch via Facebook says

    It doesn’t really matter what you use to brush your teeth as long as it isn’t acidic. Most toothpastes and mouth wash on the market are as acidic as soda pop. Fluoride probably makes little difference compared to diet and other medical factors. Check out Carifree.com. They have a book called “Balance” that is great for describing exactly how decay works and you can create your own methods of reducing your risk. Decay is caused by bacteria and it all boils down to pH.

  51. says

    Christie Baréns — The aluminum silicates in bentonite clay are one of the reasons it is so effective in binding and eliminating toxins from the body. It’s the unique structure of the aluminum, silicon, and oxygen combined into a single molecule that creates the anionic negative charge that attracts all the positively charged toxins & metals. In other words, that aluminum is already bound up and can not be absorbed by our bodies. You need not fear it “getting loose” and causing any kind of damage.

  52. Kevin Kmc via Facebook says

    this is the first I’ve heard of bentonite….and seeing so many opinions on it makes my head spin :( I have many fillings sadly so don’t think i want to chance using it on my teeth due to what I’ve read…..will be trying it on my skin though.

  53. Marynes Pastrana via Facebook says

    Funny today i did toothpaste. You can as well use french green clay… I purchase the Now brand… but all products from vitacost all great thats where y buy everything. This one is more simple and I like that it doesn’t include baking soda. .. because it can be abrasive. Arrowroots its good to, thats what I used today to make my paste.

  54. Susie Dunlap via Facebook says

    Made mine some time ago. Love it! When I try using the store bought toothpaste, it hurts my teeth. Must be the chemicals and sweeteners.

  55. Mitch Stuck via Facebook says

    Bentonite is well known to cause cancer, eye, skin and respiratory tract irritation! If skin contact occurs, get medical aid and flush skin for 15 minutes! Why would you recommend such a harmful product putting all your friends and followers at such horrible risk?http://apps.risd.edu/_msds/Bentonite.pdf

  56. Julie Bunn via Facebook says

    I just use organic turmeric on a wet toothbrush. Dont get it on your skin it will stain but turmeric will help heal gum disease and it makes your teeth WHITE! (yes I know its yellow but it wont stain real teeth-only makes them white)

  57. Katinhat says

    I can comment from my own experience on the tooth sensitivity. I’ve been using a similar recipe w/out coconut oil for about a year now. I had two teeth that were quite sensitive for some years but I no longer have any sensitive teeth. It took almost the whole year to really tell a difference but it really has helped.

  58. Kelly says

    The link to xylitol is Vitacost which is made by Jarrow. Double whammy of evil. This xylitol is made from CORN and usually, in this form,comes from China. Buy Emerald Forest or one comparable to get REAL xylitol made form North American birch trees. This is how it was made originally and why it is good.

    I personally avoid anything of Jarrow brands as I choose not to support the evil holocaust being carried out by the Zionists on the innocent Palestinian people.

  59. christina says

    I don’t care what dentist or hygenist say. I’ve been making toothpaste for a year now.and my teeth are no longer sensitive. If I run out of toothpaste and use my husband natural stuff he buys from the organic store, they are imediatly sensative again and I get cold sores, and tonsil stones. As long as i use my toothpaste I have no problems with any of that. Everyone should stop buying toothpaste.

  60. says

    Thanks for sharing this educational information. I’m among those who think that regrowing tooth enamel or healing cavities is just impossible. As the matter of fact, I have given up my teeth completely and what I do now is preventing them from being even worse. Now I would love to do everything to make my teeth slightly better.

  61. Courtney Brown via Facebook says

    Some questions/concerns… 1.) how to avoid the clay clogging drains (I’m concerned even if it is spit in the trash that having to rinse the toothbrush could possibly clog things)…. 2.) xylitol isn’t bad for teeth or could it be substituted for stevia? 3.) How does this stay preserved and for how long? 4.) Do you put this in a tube/squeezable container, if not, how do you keep it sanitary when it is used? 5.) Could this be a significant help to someone with several cavities? Thanks!

  62. Nick Vanwagner via Facebook says

    checkout Shoshanna’s Kitchen – Episode 87 – Bentonite Clay Toothpaste
    on youtube for a simpler version. I used Himalayan salt, and sweetleaf stevia. This stuff is great!

  63. Jennifer Gray Reimer via Facebook says

    I wonder if the bentonite clay would react negatively with metal fillings? Anyone know ?

  64. Linda Weidenborner Quinn via Facebook says

    i’ve read that it is best to not use metal to mix bentonite clay….that it is best to add it after the other ingredients by using a plastic or wooden utensil?!

  65. Amber says

    I’m disappointed that you recommended/linked to Frontier bentonite clay powder. From what I understand, they’re clay is more sodium based- which will NOT remineralize teeth, but prevent it. What you need is a calcium based powder. Frontier lists nothing saying this, but thankfully others have done the research and shared with the rest of us! Please let me know if you know anything different. Thanks!

    • jill says

      i was wondering if the frontier was a good brand, can you let me know where to get info on that brand, and if it is not good, what is a good type of bentonite clay is good for both internal and external????

  66. Geoffrey Noelle Stiles via Facebook says

    i use stevia instead of xylitol…i’ve been told …don’t use a metal blender blade to mix the bentonite…..yet I have been told that on the teeth the bentonite is not there long enough to react to the fillings????OK what’s the diff???

  67. Bea Labade via Facebook says

    I didn’t like the sandy feeling of bentonite clay in my mouth and I am using diatomaceous earth instead. Like that the toothpaste gets a very smooth and creamy texture – BIG improvement.
    Also, I find 3 tbsp if Xylitol extremely sweet. One will do just fine.
    Last but not least I added Peppermint essential oil. It’s a personal preference of mine but it makes it fresh :)

  68. Lora Kirk via Facebook says

    I have been making my own toothpaste for a couple of years now. I have been thinking about adding magnesium to it next time I make it.

  69. Jan Grumbine via Facebook says

    I think this is the one that will work for me…May try Stevia instead of Xylotol or just no sweetner.

  70. Judy says

    Are the clove and cinnamon essential oils necessary? I’m not a big fan of the taste, but will include them if they help in the remineralizing process.

  71. Tom Stevens via Facebook says

    A couple weeks ago we began using our home made toothpaste made from bentonite clay (from a place that provides food grade bentonite clay) mixed with coconut oil, cloves, colloidal minerals, baking soda, water, cinnamon. Works great! Even though it is a different sensation than other toothpastes (the homemade stuff doesn’t have that minty freshness), I can feel the benefits and my teeth don’t feel sensitive any more. Also the toxins in normal commercial toothpaste irritated my throat.

  72. Polly Pierce via Facebook says

    Thanks for posting! I’ve been using just baking soda. I like the recipe above with baking soda instead of xylitol.

  73. Erica says

    I just bought all the stuff to make this and then happened across some info that said Concentrace contains arsenic and mercury. I’m very concerned about the safety of this product now. Do you know anything about this?

  74. Amy says

    I have been brushing with coconut oil recently. Does anyone know if it is okay to use as a toothpaste while pregnant?

  75. Susu says

    Instead of buying trace minerals, can you use sole’ made with Real Salt? It’s basically a super concentrated saline with 60+ minerals. I add it to all my non-dairy beverages, which basically makes them into Gatorade.

    And btw, I buy my Real Salt from Vitacost :)

  76. Susan says

    So does this actually work? I need to do this really bad, because I can actually see my tongue when I put it up against the back of my teeth. I don’t know what the deal is. I ask my dentist and all he said was teeth are actually very transparent. Wth?

    • Rachel in Oklahoma says

      Mine did that while I was using store-bought toothpaste (Tom’s)– I have been using homemade toothpaste like this for several months and they are almost completely opaque again. Yay!

  77. Diantha Lee says

    You may not want to mix this with a blender. Bentonite can actually pick up impurities from the metal blades. Plastic utensils are recommended by many websites when working with Bentonite for this reason.

  78. Mary Light via Facebook says

    Doesn’t the mineralization come from nutrition? Is this to swallow as a supplement? I am curious as I can find nothing to support how a dental cleanser remineralizes the actual living tooth.

  79. Mary Light via Facebook says

    I do think it is good to feature a natural and non tixic tooth cleanser, but misleading to convey that the product “remineralizes”.

  80. Alex Koski via Facebook says

    According to ramiel nagal its all in the nutrition. the minerals in the toothepaste will do nothing for remineralizing…but while eating a remineralizing diet, homemade or natural toothpaste are a must because conventional toothpaste will hinder the remineralization.

  81. Melissa says

    I made this toothpaste and stored it as directed and it developed mold within a couple weeks. I am wondering why this happened?

    • Rachel says

      Hi Melissa-
      Though I have never made homemade toothpaste, I have become health conscious and make my own lotions and body wash. In many of those recipes, particularly body wash, they advise against the use of water as it contains bacteria and will create mold. I would assume that would be your issue here. Hope this helps.

  82. Annie Schwiderski via Facebook says

    I can’t say thanks enough for sharing this post. I have very sensitive teeth and have tried a lot of more natural no fluoride toothpastes, but I always go back to pro enamel b/c my teeth eventually start hurting. Definitely going to try to make my own. And I belong to a company that sells essential oils so I can have all sorts of flavors. Woohoo!

  83. Sandy says

    I just read that coconut oil contains 50% Lauric acid – will using it in toothpaste damage tooth enamel? Has anyone heard of this?

  84. Cibeles says

    I’m fairly certain that trace minerals contain flouride; personally, I don’t have a problem with that. I just don’t see how this recipe eliminates the flouride.

  85. Melisse says

    Hi. Just wondering if you can site the source proving that glycerin coats the teeth in the way you describe, preventing the minerals from being absorbed. Thank you!

  86. Whitney says

    Is it okay to let this go down the drain? While making it there was a lot left in my food processor that got washed and the remains went down the drain, plus when I’m spitting it out when brushing my teeth – will the clay clog the drain?

  87. victoria says

    Re ‘Liz’ or someone raising concern with lithium present in mineral drops. NO. There should be no concern whatsoevet and in fact, is a concern that those concerned with health do not know more about this critical trace mineral. It is lithium orotatte, the very necessary essential mineral in which most of us are deficient, one which helps vitamin B get into brain cells, protects from toxic metals and ammonia and helps many other functions. It is not lithium carbonate, the lab-produced form which does not penetrate cells and requires huge doses with loads of side effects. If you drink St. Pellegrino, eat veg grown in mineral rich soil or are lucky to live in an area where municipality adds trace lithium (orotate) to water – you should be happy about it. I take an extra 120g lithium orotate pill which provides 5g of trace lithium in addition to my vitamins, eating cleanly and using bentonite clay mixed with activated charcoal, sea salt and thieves oil and lemon oil for teeth.

  88. Daniel Norton Luna says

    Hi there! Thanks for the recipe! It’s been very helpful! Only thing: I seem to be having trouble finding a bentonite clay that is safe for internal use at the VitaCost online store. Reading the reviews of the clay for the link you provided reveals the Frontier brand product should only be used for external use. The single comment on the other bentonite clay product by Now Foods revealed the same information, for external use only.
    Perhaps it is unclear to me whether the bentonite clay in homemade toothpaste should be identified as okay for internal use.
    It’s my first time making toothpaste, I just want to be safe about it. Any advice at this point in the quest would be much appreciated.

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