I have been using homemade toothpaste for a few years. This toothpaste works great but recently I discovered that my daughter has weak tooth enamel. Our dentist recommended that we dab fluoride on her tooth daily and I am just not comfortable with that. I researched remineralizing teeth and began my quest to create my own homemade remineralizing toothpaste.
I wanted to make a homemade remineralizing toothpaste that would work well, help to stop the enamel loss in Audrey’s mouth and pass my kids taste test. I tweaked a few recipes and came up with one that fits our needs and our tastes and Audrey’s loss of enamel has not gotten any worse and is isolated to just the one tooth. I specify squeezable because that is what toothpaste is to my kids, squeezable (and it is much less clean up for me).
Our entire family has been using this toothpaste and I can see a difference. Everyone’s teeth look whiter and I am very happy that my teeth are much less sensitive to cold. This toothpaste contains no fluoride so it is safe for everyone, babies and toddlers included!
If you are ready to ditch store-bought toothpaste or try a new recipe that will help improve the health of your teeth you should try out this homemade remineralizing toothpaste. It is fairly simple to make and once you have the ingredients on hand you can experiment with flavors that your family will enjoy.
What you need:
This recipe makes enough for my children and myself and lasts a few weeks, you can double or cut it in half depending on your needs.
- 10 Tbsp Calcium Carbonate Powder
- 2 Tbsp Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (you can omit this but I add DE to my daily diet for the trace mineral and silica)
- 2 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 6 Tbsp Xylitol Powder
- 4 Tbsp Bentonite Clay
- 8 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 6 Tbsp Distilled Water
- Flavor: this is where you can really get creative. I use flavored Liguid Stevia in my children’s homemade toothpaste (Ava prefers chocolate Alex likes strawberry). I add a several drops of the Stevia and perform a taste test until it is sweet and yummy. In my toothpaste I use the following: peppermint essential oil (40-60 drops) or OraWellness HealThy Mouth Blend. You can really choose any flavor or oil that works for your taste buds.
What you do:
Mix all of the ingredients (except bentonite clay) with a fork or in a food processor until blended.
Transfer mixture to a bowl. Heads up, do not use a metal bowl as bentonite clay should not come in contact with metal!
Next, add the bentonite clay and stir using a plastic or wooden utensil.
I store our homemade toothpaste in these handy-dandy bpa free GoToob’s. Storing our toothpaste in these tubes is easy, mess free and my kids love them!
I hope you enjoy this toothpaste!
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