Why do I need to know how to make a mineralizing toothpaste? Lately, I’ve been more concerned about toxins in the products I use for personal care and in my home. I can’t make everything I use myself. I just don’t have time, and sometimes homemade versions just don’t work as well. However, there are products that I can make myself that work well like this mineralizing toothpaste. This post contains affiliate links.
How to Make a Mineralizing Toothpaste
So, what’s a mineralizing toothpaste? When your tooth enamel becomes weak, it’s less able to fight off decay. A Weston Price theory is that a lack of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals in your diet and eating phytates (from seeds, grains, nuts and legumes) your body chemistry gets out of whack which results in your body pulling minerals from your bones and teeth. I’m not a doctor or a dentist so this is my general interpretation and my advice is always to check with a doctor or dentist before trying anything new.
I’ve been exploring some natural dentistry options for myself and one of the suggestions I read was to use a remineralizing toothpaste. Because I can’t find one locally, and the options online are rather expensive, I decided to learn how to make a mineralizing toothpaste myself. Three are a number of different recipes out there. I combined a few different ones based on what I had and what I could buy locally.
- 4 tablespoons bentonite clay
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1½ tsp sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
- 15 to 20 drops of essential oils. I like clove & peppermint but you could do citrus if you want a citrus based toothpaste too.
- 4 capsules of activated charcoal (opened)
- Mix all of the ingredients together and store in a glass jar.
- Do NOT use a metal bowl or metal spoon because the clay may draw out the metal. Bentonite clay has a strong negative electromagnetic charge that works with the water to draw metals and toxins from your body.
To use this, just wet your toothbrush and add a little bit of the toothpaste powder. Brush and rinse as normal. Keeping this toothpaste in powder form will make it las a lot longer than if you added water and coconut oil to the powder. You can take a bit of the powder out and put it in a glass bowl and add a tiny bit of coconut oil and water if you want to. If you’re already doing oil pulling with coconut oil, you don’t really need to add the coconut oil to the toothpowder too. You can if you want to though.
You can probably find most of these ingredients at your standard health food coop. I use this brand of Bentonite Clay and really recommend it for quality.