DIY Toothpaste or Tooth Powder

This is one DIY that I have really loved. With so few options for waste-free toothpaste, I wanted to try my hand at making my own. I tried four different recipes that were all pretty different. The first uses activated charcoal for its whitening power. The second uses bentonite clay, baking soda, and coconut oil for a simple but effective option. The third uses baking soda, spirulina, and trace minerals for support remineralizing your tooth enamel (Some people think you can actually heal cavities with effective remineralization. I don't know about that, but it doesn't hurt anything to add some extra support for your pearly whites). The final option is similar to the second but omits the oil to provide a powder that you dip a wet toothbrush head into for a fresh and thorough cleaning. I've been to the dentist twice since switching to DIY toothpaste and the dentist has raved about how good my teeth are, so give it a try!

Recipe 1:

  1. 1 tbsp aluminum free baking soda
  2. 6 tbsp coconut oil
  3. 4 tbsp bentonite clay
  4. 2 tsp activated charcoal
  5. 10 drops orange essential oil
  6. 10 drops thieves essential oil

You can choose any essential oils, but the two above are good for oral health because they are antibacterial.

Mix all the ingredients together until well combined. 

Recipe 2:

  1. 1/3 cup coconut oil soft but not melted
  2. 1 TB baking soda
  3. 1 TB bentonite clay
  4. 1/4 tsp liquid stevia
  5. 4-10 drops of your choice of essential oil

Mix the first three ingredients well, then add the last two and combine. Store in a small jar or a squeezable silicone container (Silicone travel containers work well). 

Recipe 3:

  1. 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  2. 2 TB Baking Soda
  3. 1/2 tsp Spirulina Powder
  4. 15-20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix the ingredients together and store in a jar or silicone tube. 

Recipe 4:

  1. 2 TB baking soda
  2. 4 TB bentonite clay
  3. 1/4 tsp stevia drops
  4. 10-15 drops of your choice of essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a small jar. Wet your toothbrush before brushing then dip the head of the toothbrush into the powder until you have an amount similar to a small layer of conventional toothpaste. Then wet again or go straight to brushing. The tooth powder is probably the strangest sensation of the four, but ended up being my preference after the adjustment period.