I’ve posted my recipe for homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste before, and a reader recently shared her adaption that allows it to be squeezable (many thanks to Melina!) It also combines the bentonite clay of the toothpowder recipe with the remineralizing recipe for a double dose of minerals.
The addition of water to this recipe makes it squeezable, but also shortens the shelf life. I haven’t been able to test it past a few weeks because we use it so quickly, but it has lasted at least that long at our house. The squeezable tube also offers the advantage of making a toothpaste that is easier to share without having to dip multiple toothbrushes in to the same container.
If you’d rather use a water free recipe with an indefinite shelf life or a toothpowder recipe, my entire list of oral health recipes is on my Oral Health Resource Page.
Squeezable Remineralizing Toothpaste Ingredients:
- 5 Tablespoons Calcium powder or Calcium Magnesium Powder
- 3 Tablespoons Xylitol Powder- This ingredient is not completely necessary, but just keeps it from tasting bitter. We don’t cook or consumer Xylitol, but there is some evidence that it is beneficial orally)
- 4 Tablespoons coconut oil at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay or you could use additional Calcium powder or Calcium Magnesium Powder
- 3 Tablespoons Distilled Water or slightly more to thin
- 40+ drops of essential oils of choice: Peppermint, Cinnamon, Oregano, Lemon/Lemongrass etc or Brushing Blend
- optional: 20-30 drops of trace minerals
How To Make Natural Remineralizing Toothpaste
Mix all ingredients except clay in a mini-food processor and mix well to incorporate. Once smooth, slowly add in the bentonite clay and mix by hand with a plastic utensil (bentonite clay should not come in contact with metal). If you don’t have a food processor, you can use an immersion blender or even a whisk/fork in a bowl.
Store in a small jar or a squeezable tube like this BPA free GoTube.
Due to the nature of the coconut oil, this toothpaste will be thicker when cooler and thinner when heated but should be a squeezable consistency at normal room temp (70-75 degrees). If it is too runny or too thick, try adding more water or calcium to get desired thickness. Use essential oils to taste.
Use as you would regular toothpaste.
Ever made your own toothpaste or oral health products? How did it go? Share below!