There are many reasons to make your own toothpaste and move away from commercial toothpaste, many of which contains Sodium Fluoride and ingredients that can be harmful for our health.
By using a homemade toothpaste, you can also minimize the impact of chemicals contained in toothpaste and their containers on the environment.
This toothpaste has been made after much experimentation, taking ideas from many other natural recipes I found in various herbal books and through the internet.
This natural toothpaste not only helps to clean your teeth but also to remineralize them and protect them from bacteria.
The below measurements worked well in my own personal experience, but you can play around with the ingredients if you want a different consistency or taste.
IMPORTANT: For this recipe make sure not to use metal utensils and instead use glass, ceramics or plastic, as the ingredients shouldn’t come into contact with metal.
- 1/2 cup bentonite clay
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 2 tbsp xylitol
- 1/2 tsp Seaweed powder (optional)
- 3 drops Tea tree oil
- 10 drops Peppermint oil
- 3 drops Eucalyptus oil
- In a bowl, place all the ingredients together with a non-metal spoon and mix them well. Add more water if you desire a more liquid consistency.
- Store the toothpaste in a non-metal jar with a lid (preferably glass).
- You can use a plastic or ceramic spoon each time you want to use the toothpaste so you do not contaminate the batch with the toothbrush, especially if more people will use this toothpaste.