Many people prefer to use regular toothpaste because it contains fluorine. I understand that well. Dentists do recommend the use of fluorine. The most convenient source of fluorine is toothpaste. You can’t add fluorine to homemade toothpaste.
Homemade toothpaste is based on minerals. The minerals are obtained in the form of a paste by mixing them with coconut oil. You can select suitable minerals for your paste. At the end of this post you can find also instructions how to make a toothpaste.
Kaolin clay or bentonite clay
I’ve told about Kaolin clay here. It suits well for toothpastes because it mixes well with other ingredients. Kaolin is also almost pure white in colour. For some reason we want to use as white colours as possible when making toothpaste.
Clays are effective in attracting dirt and toxic substances. That’s why every toothpaste always contains little bit of clay.
Bentonite clay is also suitable for this toothpaste. Bentonite clay especially is rich in magnesium, which is good for oral health.
Baking soda removes odours and is an antibacterial agent. Baking soda does not dissolve so quickly in water. Therefore, its small crystals act as an abrasive. Baking soda also has teeth whitening properties.
Diatomite is only suitable for super-cleansing, rarely used toothpaste. Diatomite is very abrasive so be careful if you want to use it. For some people it is not suitable at all, it may ruin softer teeth’s surface.
Calcium carbonate powder aka chalk powder
Calcium carbonate powder is a very good toothpaste base. It is soft and does not damage teeth. Originally, I bought it as a nutritional supplement. Nowadays I use the same powder to make toothpaste.
Magnesium powder in toothpaste is a very good source of minerals. If you do not have magnesium powder you can also use natural unsweetened cocoa powder. Cocoa is extremely rich in magnesium. Cocoa also improves the taste of toothpaste.
Clay is also rich in magnesium.
Sea salt is another ingredient in toothpaste that I wouldn’t miss. You do not need it much. A pinch of fine sea salt is enough. Using salt is probably the oldest way to clean teeth. So, in case there is nothing else available except salt you can manage to keep your teeth clean. I myself have never used only salt for longer period.
Salt disinfects the mouth. Bacteria do not survive long in a saline mouth.
Salt also gives the toothpaste more taste.
Xylitol is a well-known friend of teeth. Adding xylitol to toothpaste will stop the acid attack and you’ll get the desired sweetness to the paste.
Coconut is very antibacterial. It takes care of gums and oral health. To create a paste, it is recommended to mix coconut oil with the above-mentioned powders. This gives the product a pasty appearance. In case you do not like coconut oil you can use the same product in powder form. The powder is also pretty handy to use.
Beeswax is a highly antibacterial agent. It is also said to treat teeth, especially gums and gingivitis. Beeswax also clearly prevents tartar formation. Many natural-quality toothpastes contain beeswax.
Flavourings aka essential oils
You can get extra taste to your toothpaste with essential oils of you like.
Peppermint oil refreshes the mouth and fights bacteria. Peppermint tastes good as well.
Clove is very common in dental care. Clove oil effectively cures gingivitis. Clove also has a very strong taste and some people do not like its taste.
- 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay
- 2 tablespoons of natural cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons xylitol powder, you can also choose flavoured with real berries -quality
- 1 teaspoon of calcium powder (chalk powder) (you can leave it out if you don’t have it, the bentonite clay contains calcium)
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (leave out if you want to use this product as a powder)
- 5-10 drops of essential oils, for example peppermint or cloves
How to do:
- Mix all the powders together
- Add coconut oil if desired, mix well and add essential oils
- Pack the toothpaste in a glass jar and dispense with a spatula or spoon
You can develop this homemade toothpaste yourself to suit your own preferences. If you want more abrasion, for example when removing tooth discoloration, you can add a little diatomite to the paste. However, do not constantly use this because it will scratch your teeth.
Discoloured, yellow teeth can also be treated with activated carbon powder. You can add it to your paste/powder if you are a coffee or tea lover. Activated carbon is effective in toothpaste if you keep the paste in your mouth for a few minutes.
Try this toothpaste and let me know how did you like it!