I’ve been using bentonite clay and baking soda to brush my teeth with for years! I love the way my teeth feel after scrubbing them with my tooth powder. The thing is, my kids don’t really like to brush with my tooth powder. I’ve been working on making a coconut oil toothpaste that they would like. The winning recipe was a paste made with baking soda, bentonite clay, essential oils, green stevia and coconut oil!
Why Make Your Own Tooth Paste?
Most commercial tooth pastes are contaminated with fluoride, sulfates and chemicals that are harmful to the body. Not something I want to put in my mouth — or my kids mouths for that matter!
Bentonite clay is naturally cleansing and will bind to toxins and acidic materials in the mouth. It is often used in tooth powder recipes and is known to help remineralized teeth. Baking soda aids in cleaning and coconut oil adds antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to this tooth scrub. Add a few drops of naturally microbial peppermint essential oil and you have a super germ fighting tooth scrub that doesn’t taste so bad…. once you get used to it!
Coconut Oil Tooth Scrub
- 4 Tablespoons Coconut oil, whipped or melted
- 2 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay
- 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon Natural Green Stevia
- 10-15 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients until smooth and blended (I used my food processor to mix them up). You may add more coconut oil or dry ingredients to create a paste with a texture you prefer. To use, just spread a small amount of tooth scrub on your tooth-brush and brush your teeth like you would with tooth paste. Store in an airtight container.