With so many toothpastes you find on store shelves containing things like fluoride and triclosan, it can be hard to find a tooth cleaner that doesn’t contain some of those chemicals.
Recently Dr. Josh Axe posted a Probiotic Toothpaste recipe on his website and I couldn’t wait to try it! The more I learned about one of the main ingredients-Bentonite Clay-the more eager I was to make it.
Bentonite is healing clay comprised of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium. Bentonite carries a negative charge that when mixed with a liquid absorbs toxins while remineralizing the teeth. Used correctly it can also help heal the gut.
Bentonite clay can be used in a variety of natural beauty and health regimens from face masks to poultices and as toothpaste/powder. It has a fine texture that you will feel as you use it and is non-staining. When buying Bentonite, it should be a grayish color and never a pure white.
You don’t have to add any flavor to the mix; however you can feel free to use any essential oil of your choosing. Common oils used are peppermint, lemon, orange and cinnamon. You can also find many essential oil companies have an immunity blend like doTerra’s OnGuard, Young Living Thieves oil and Spark Naturals Shield Protective Blend now that back to school season is upon us.
Making the probiotic toothpaste is amazingly easy! It is made of four ingredients that over time actually will save you a little money when you consider some healthier toothpastes can cost you $5-$10 per tube.
¼ cup Garden of Life Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp. Bentonite Clay
2 probiotic capsules-I chose our Raw Probiotics Ultimate Care
10 drops essential oil(s) of your choosing
Mix together and store in a reusable toothpaste tube or small jar.
*Do not use any metal containers as they will deactivate the natural detoxing energy of the clay.
I’m actually typing this blog post having just brushed my teeth and I love the clean and healthy feeling my teeth have! My mouth feels refreshed and my teeth feel amazing.