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: 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.
- 1/2 c. bentonite clay (where to buy bentonite clay powder)
- 3 Tbsp. xylitol powder (where to buy xylitol)
- 4 Tbsp. coconut oil, warmed to liquid
- 20 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 20 drops clove essential oil
- 30 drops Concentrace trace minerals (where to buy trace mineral drops)
- 3 Tbsp. water (possibly more)
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.