The toothpaste you use can have a huge effect on your health, the health of your family and the health of the planet. Learn to make your own with our natural DIY Toothpaste Recipe from our mates at Biome!
Many commercial toothpastes contain ingredients that we know a lot of you try and avoid… artificial colours/dyes, synthetic flavours, artificial sweeteners, triclosan, palm derived glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride, microbeads, just to name a few…
So we have put together a homemade natural toothpaste recipe using simple, natural ingredients, many of which you will already have in your pantry. These include:
Coconut oil – known to help boost the microbiome in your gut (gut health begins in the mouth), and naturally prevent candida in the mouth.
Bentonite clay – a natural polisher, rich in minerals that isn’t too abrasive. It is also alkaline, helping to reduce acidity in the mouth.
Bi-carb soda – another alkaline ingredient, that will help to neutralise acids from the foods we eat, without being too abrasive
This is a very simple recipe, and very cost effective. Here is how to make it.
How to Make Your Own DIY Natural Toothpaste
- 1/4 cup aluminium free bi-carb
- 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- Distilled water or cooled boiled water
- 6-8 drops peppermint essential oil
- 3 drops of stevia liquid to taste (optional)
- In a small 120ml glass jar, combine the bi-carb and bentonite clay and mix with a wooden utensil (a metal utensil will react with the clay).
- In a separate jug or jar, melt the coconut oil by sitting it in a saucepan of water (double boiler method).
- Carefully pour the coconut oil into the bi-carb and bentonite clay mixture to make a paste. Mix in some water, a little at a time to help create your desired texture. Add more coconut oil if needed.
- Add 5-6 drops of peppermint oil to the mixture
- Add one drop of stevia liquid at a time to taste (optional).
- Store out of direct sunlight and use within 6 months.
How to Use
Using a small non metallic spoon or utensil, scoop a small amount of toothpaste onto your brush. Brush as normal and rinse your mouth with water.
Brush 2-3 times a day, combined with flossing, tongue scraping, a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lots of water.