DIY Re-Mineralizing Toothpaste

Lately I’ve been experimenting with making my own DIY toothpaste, especially after reading that some “natural” toothpaste products aren’t so natural. I also find that brushing with these ingredients helps to prevent sensitivity, whiten, and  re-mineralize my teeth!

This toothpaste is very easy to make, the harder part is cleaning up the sink after you’ve brushed your teeth with it… Not to worry though, it’s all worthwhile in the end, since you’ll have the healthiest gums and teeth around!

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Activated charcoal is getting a lot of hype these days. Activated charcoal is great for detoxing, because it is adsorptive. This means that it actually binds to toxins, chemicals and poisons, and can help pull them out of your body. We are constantly exposed to chemicals and heavy metals these days due to GMO, irradiated, and pesticide filled foods. Detoxing with activated charcoal helps to remove heavy metals that build up in your body throughout the years. Otherwise, these toxins start to cause major problems including slow immune response, cellular damage, allergic reactions, and rapid aging. Bentonite clay works in a similar manner, but activated charcoal adsorbs more poisons and toxins than any other substance known.

Coconut oil also helps to pull toxins out of your system, as I talked about in my blog post Oil Pulling for a Healthy Smile.

Baking soda is of course known for increasing plaque removal, and has been used in toothpaste for a long time. Straight baking soda can be too abrasive for the teeth, so that is why it’s good to mix it with other things such as we are here.

Benefits of brushing with essential oils:

The orange essential oil gives this toothpaste a great taste, and also helps to whiten your teeth! Thieves is also good for you mouth, helping to kill bacteria and sooth the gums. It is a natural anti-inflammatory, reduces gum disease, and is a well known remedy for toothaches. Clove also has one of the highest ORAC scores around, so it is a strong anti-oxidant! Antioxidants can slow aging, degeneration, and protect the body from unfriendly bacteria and viruses.


Mix together in a medium sized bowl. If you need more coconut oil to make it blend well, then add another tablespoon or so.


Always make sure you’re using the most pure essential oils… After all, anything that goes on your body, should be good enough to go in your body. This is why I choose to use and share Young Living essential oils, over any other oil company – they are the most pure essential oils in the world! Read more about their Seed to Seal quality here.

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Related: Using Essential Oils in Your Dental Routine

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DIY re-mineralizing toothpaste recipe! With activated charcoal, essential oils, bentonite clay, and baking soda. Click through to read more, or pin to save for later.

13 thoughts on “DIY Re-Mineralizing Toothpaste

  1. Great article. I’ve been doing some research on tooth pastes as well and it’s definitely hard to pick a good one. Especially since your mouth is vital to your immune system and other functions!


  2. Hi! Thank you for an excellent article! I just made the recipe (my first time making toothpaste!) but I melted the coconut oil to make sure it fully mixed. Now it’s hardened again and is rock solid. Any suggestions on how to keep it “paste-y”? I thought about putting it in the food processor…. 😁


    1. Hi Alicia! I think that whipping it would definitely help the texture. When I make it I do not heat the coconut oil, so it stays more like a paste. You could also play around with the ratios of ingredients, maybe add more coconut oil when you put it in the food processor, but don’t melt it. Let me know if it works out! Glad you liked my post 🙂


  3. I see your picture has a metal spoon. Lovely picture but I believe the bentonite clay should be handled with Non-metal utensil unless it’s sterling silver 🙂


    1. Hi Aalan, thanks for the heads up – it is in fact a sterling silver spoon, that’s all we use in my house! 🙂


    1. Hi Kelly, Theives is a proprietary blend by Young Living containing Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon bark oil, Eucalyptus oil, Rosemary oil. I highly recommend it, but if you don’t have it, you could use clove and cinnamon. Always make sure you’re using the highest quality essential oils, especially when you’re using them in your mouth! 🙂 Here is more info on Essential Oils for Dental Health:


    1. Hi Gracie,
      Well, coconut oil has quite a long shelf life. I have read that it should last about 18 months after the container is opened. However, when you are making your own natural products such as this, I would recommend just making a small batch to ensure that it remains fresh. Since there are no harsh preservatives (as in commercial products/ cosmetics), you will be better off this way! I like to store this recipe in a very small glass mason jar.


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