How to Make a Remineralizing Toothpaste
I’ve been experimenting with my toothpaste recipe recently to try to come up with a softer formula that is easier to use and more resembles the consistency of store-bought toothpaste. Today I’m happy to share my updated remineralizing toothpaste recipe with you! Most of the ingredients are the same as my tooth powder recipe, except this one also contains fractionated coconut oil in addition to bentonite clay, both of which are very effective in removing impurities from teeth. I’ve also added a little bit of activated charcoal to further boost the toothpaste’s ability to whiten teeth and fight cavities. It does still leave some residue on your sink, but that can be easily cleaned off with a wet towel. I like to put this in a refillable silicone tube for easy dispensing but you could always just use a glass jar if you cannot find a silicone tube. You would just need to dip your toothpaste into the jar, which I find works just as well.
- 50 mL fractionated coconut oil – remineralizes teeth and draws out impurities from teeth
- 2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon (35 mL) bentonite clay – remineralizes teeth and draws out impurities from teeth
- 1 teaspoon (5 mL) baking soda – polishes teeth, draws out stains, and freshens breath
- A pinch finely ground Himalayan salt – antiseptic and remineralizes teeth
- ½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) clove powder – adds flavour and has astringent properties
- 1 teaspoon (5 mL) ground cinnamon – same as clove powder
- 1 teaspoon (5 mL) xylitol powder – natural sweetener and inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause cavities
- 15 drops peppermint / spearmint essential oil
- 2 oz. (60 mL) silicone bottle
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl (can use a measuring cup).
- Gradually add coconut oil to the dry ingredients, mixing as you go. Remember to mix using a stainless steel or wooden spoon. Do not use metal spoons with bentonite clay, as it can absorb the metals in the spoon and become less effective.
- Transfer into silicone bottle using funnel.