Homemade toothpaste gives us more control over the ingredients we put in our mouth. This way, we can rest easy knowing the toothpaste we're using is free from parabens and other toxic chemicals.
For some, using bentonite clay powder as a toothpaste is quite unusual. It may not be appealing to the eyes but it will surely keep our oral hygiene chemical-free.
Bentonite clay is a staple ingredient in this do-it-yourself toothpaste recipe. Its ability to bind toxins and draw out impurities help cleanse the mouth and whiten our teeth. Additionally, this healing clay is packed with high levels of calcium leaving our teeth strong and healthy.
Here’s the list of ingredients you need to create your personal bentonite clay toothpaste:
4 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp sesame oil
4 tbsp bentonite clay
4 tbsp calcium magnesium powder (for added minerals)
3 tbsp baking soda
15 drops essential oils( 3 drops each of peppermint, cinnamon, spearmint, clove, and myrrh)
How To Do It:
First, put the coconut oil in a jar and let it sit in a pan with boiling water. Once the coconut oil is melted, add the remaining ingredients and mix it in a plastic container using a wooden spoon. Bentonite clay has negative ions that absorbed positive-charged toxins from the metal container so it is important to use non-metal utensils (such as a wooden spoon or plastic bowl) when mixing the ingredients. When the consistency of the mixture becomes more refined, you may now transfer it to a tube and let it cool.