All right, folks! I’m loving the homemade toothpaste business. I have really missed it these last few months. I ran out right before moving and decided not to make anymore until we were settled. We are settled and I’m back in business! My toothpaste recipe is super duper easy thanks to essential oils.
Oh wait. I have a further ado.
Ado: Before starting remember not to use any metal or plastic during this recipe. Bentonite clay pulls and absorbs metals and toxins out of your body, so you don’t want it absorbing metal or toxins from your spoon or bowl into itself and having that be in your toothpaste. Wooden spoons and glass bowls work great. 🙂
- 1 Tbs. baking soda (mild abrasive to remove plaque)
- 1 tsp. Real Salt (antibacterial)
- 3/4 cup warm water
- Stevia extract, to taste (10 drops or so) (sweetener)
- 1 – 2 cups bentonite clay (balances pH, re-mineralizes)
- 10 drops clove essential oil (antiseptic & analgesic)
- 12 drops cinnamon essential oil (antiseptic & antimicrobial)
- 20 drop peppermint essential oil (antiseptic, analgesic, deodorizing)
- 7 drops myrrh essential oil (antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic)
Now get your muscles ready. Add 1 cup of the clay. Mix and mix and mix until there are no lumps. Add more clay little by little if it’s too moist. Keep in mind, though, that it does continue to thicken once you store it. Sometimes I end up adding a little water to the bottle later and mixing it in if it gets too thick. This is not so much a science but a personal preference.
After you get that mixture nice and smooth add in your essential oils. I tend to prefer lots of essential oils but if you are making this for the first time or have kids using this, you might want to reduce the amount. You can always add more later!!!
Once you get those mixed in well, scoop it into your bottle and get ready to be blown away. Joke. Or to be grossed out by the un-foaminess and weird gray color. I never said homemade beauty products were perfect. 🙂 Give it some time. I think you will learn to love it! Took me some time, but now I miss it when I run out and don’t make more right away. It happens.
And here’s to those pearly whites!