How to Make Charcoal Toothpaste

Last Updated on November 12, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Wondering how to make charcoal toothpaste? Learn how to make this activated charcoal toothpaste that works to remineralize your teeth.

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Lately, I’ve been more concerned about toxins in the products I use for personal care and in my home. And, this DIY charcoal toothpaste powder is a great example of something I can make. 

Wondering how to make charcoal toothpaste? Learn how to make this activated charcoal toothpaste that works to remineralize your teeth.

How to Make a Charcoal Toothpaste

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 homemade toothpaste recipe.

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 remineralizing tooth powder. Because I can’t find one locally, and the options online are rather expensive, I decided to learn how to make charcoal toothpaste myself.

There 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.

bottles of essential oils on a white table

Ingredients for homemade toothpaste

  • 4 tablespoons bentonite clay
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 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)

Wondering how to make charcoal toothpaste? Learn how to make this activated charcoal toothpaste that works to remineralize your teeth.

How to make charcoal toothpaste

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and store in a glass jar.
  2. 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 tooth powder. Brush and rinse as normal. Keeping this in powder form will make it last 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.

charcoal toothpaste in a jar with a toothbrush on the table

I use this brand of Bentonite Healing Clay and really recommend it for quality. Learn more about activated charcoal benefits. I really think this is the best homemade toothpaste recipe I’ve tried.

How often should you brush your teeth with this?

I generally use this every other day. You can use it daily. But, if you have sensitive teeth, some people recommend every other day instead. Experiment and find out what works best for you.

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20 thoughts on “How to Make Charcoal Toothpaste”

  1. do you brush as normal? i read that charcoal can be abrasive and harm the enamel. some places say just press it on your teeth and leave it there for awhile and rinse. 
  2. love the idea of non chemical toothpaste, but could you please tell me how much the clay capsules hold, as i bought it in a large quantity.
  3. I love that this recipe is natural without nasty chemicals. We try very hard to live natural and organic lifestyle at our house.
  4. This sounds like a great option to some of the harsh chemicals that are found in many store toothpaste brands. Also like that you gave more than one oil suggestion.
  5. We have been doing a lot clean out in our house to get rid of chemicals. The husband has discovered that he can't handle regular toothpaste due to the floride. So this would be an awesome alternative for him 

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