Clean and Detoxify Your Teeth with Probiotic Toothpaste

Posted by: Ursula Zamora on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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. 

Probiotic Toothpaste

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.   






Adam commented on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Is there any reason you choose to use the Ultimate Care or would any probiotic work?
John commented on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
You should make this for sale for those that just want to buy some thing like this.
Garden of Life commented on Friday, August 22, 2014
HI Adam-You can choose whichever probiotic you'd like. I'll adjust that in the recipe.

Adam commented on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
I have made this and used it for a couple days and I like it, however after the first day it hardened up to the point that it is hard to "scoop" out of the container. Is this normal?
Garden of Life commented on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
I'm not sure Adam. I have not had drying with the container I have mine in, however it is a bit tough to get out...especially for my very helpful 3 year old! You could probably either add a bit of water or coconut oil to moisten it or move to a 4oz wide mouth canning jar or if you can find a refillable tube for toothpaste try that.
Cheri Hardin commented on Sunday, September 07, 2014
Can this mixture be used without damaging porcelain veneers?
Garden of Life commented on Thursday, September 11, 2014
Hi Cheri-I'm not sure. It may be best to check with your dentist.
Allena commented on Friday, September 12, 2014
i am finding some important stuff to read and you provide it.thank for sharing it.
mleelan - amirkhanpour commented on Sunday, August 09, 2015
I'm very interest to know more & more about probiotic in toothpaste & other cosmetic & hygienic because then I can help to factories to put in their formulations.

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