Why DIY toothpaste using clay? Because it’s better for you.
You can read about it here: http://mindbodyrenovation.com/dangers-of-fluoride/
Following is one of the recipes I use 2 -3 times daily. I love how clean my teeth feel afterwards. Nice and smooth
- 3 Tbsp Bentonite Clay (I use this one – http://amzn.to/1GiLWon)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted – I use this one, http://amzn.to/1hMjuEY
- 1 – 3 T Xylitol – http://amzn.to/1hMjhlh you’ll need to experiment to see how much or little you like
- ¾ tsp unrefined high mineral salt- http://amzn.to/1hMjoNu
- 1 tsp baking soda – http://amzn.to/1khKGNK
- 5-10 drops Thieves essential oil.
- 3-5 drops Peppermint essential oil (find essential oil here:http://bit.ly/1iBrCJ9)
- 3 Tbsp distilled water to thin, more as needed
In a glass bowl, blend together the coconut oil, Xylitol, salt, baking soda and essential oil. Mix in the bentonite clay. Stir in the water a tablespoon at a time. When you have you desired consistency you are done! I put my finish product in a smaller glass jar. You can either use a small spoon to put some on your toothbrush or dip your brush right in. Your choice.
*All but the essential oils can be found here – http://mindbodyrenovation.com/about/store/
- In a study to test coconut oil’s biocidal properties against the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, the oil proved to be quite effective. They found that enzyme-modified coconut oil strongly inhibits the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans, an acid-producing bacterium that is a major cause of tooth decay
- Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. (Do not let healing clays like Bentonite come into contact with anything metal, is this will reduce the effectiveness)
- Xylitol has been linked to reductions in cavities.
- Besides a brighter smile, brushing with baking soda helps dislodge plaque built up on the teeth. In addition, plaque accumulates and causes additional yellowish discoloration. Baking soda is effective for both concerns and has a bleach-like action resulting in effective whitening of teeth.