3 tbsp Calcium Carbonate (Food Grade)
1 tbsp Bentonite Clay
1 tbsp Zeolite Powder
3 tbsp Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Liquid State)
1 tsp Green Stevia Powder
2 tsp Xylitol (Fine Ground)
1 tsp Himalayan Salt (Fine Ground)
1 tsp Baking Soda
30 drops Thieves Oil
Optional – Peppermint Oil
Optional – 1 tbsp filtered water
Optional – 1 tbsp activated coconut shell charcoal powder
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl. Slowly add your wet ingredients until it makes a paste. If your ingredients have clumped together, add a teaspoon of the optional water at a time until you end up with a nice smooth paste.
Place your toothpaste in a sealed container (squeezable lotion tubes work best). Your toothpaste is now ready to use!
Why do we include these ingredients in a toothpaste?
Calcium Carbonate helps to re-mineralise teeth and remove any stains. Bentonite Clay is a wonderful medium to help draw out any toxins and give your teeth a deep clean as is Zeolite. Zeolite also assists with removing the bacteria that causes bad breath. Coconut Oil is excellent against cavity causing bacteria, reduces plaque and improves gum health. Green Stevia Powder limits the Streptococcus mutans bacteria, found in the mouth which can cause tooth cavities. Xylitol is also another wonderful addition and helps prevent tooth decay and demineralisation of the teeth. Himalayan Salt will help keep a healthy pH balance in the mouth as well as prevent infections and gum disease. Baking Soda is a wonderful whitening solution as well as another medium for removing plaque and last but not least is Thieves Oil. This amazing essential oil works wonders in the mouth, being anti-viral, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-infectious. The perfect last ingredient to add to your immune boosting, plaque fighting toothpaste!!!
Note: I also now add the charcoal powder. It is great for removing toxins from your teeth and it is great at whitening them. Best to use in the shower as it gets quite messy or when expelling from the mouth, do so as close to the bottom of the sink as you can. The black charcoal will wash out if you spill it on your clothes or towels.
Important Notes: If you add the charcoal powder, your toothpaste will be black, otherwise your toothpaste will have a grey/green colour. This is normal and is due to the Calcium Carbonate, Clays and Green Stevia Powder. If you are not happy with the flavour, try adding some of the optional Peppermint Oil to the mix.
In humid weather, your toothpaste can become runny due to the coconut oil base. In this case, don’t include any of the optional water and increase the Bentonite & Zeolite Clays. If you are in colder weather/climates, your toothpaste may become hard, also due to the Coconut Oil base. In this case, definitely add the optional water. If this isn’t enough, slowly add more until your toothpaste is again a smooth paste. If you prefer not to change the mix, you can also leave your tube of toothpaste resting in a cup of hot water to soften the coconut oil.
For more information, please contact Melanie’s Holistic Healing