Have you ever tried making homemade toothpaste? It’s something I have been wanting to try for a while now. I finally did and have been loving the result! This is great because it is safe for kids and made from some awesome healing ingredients.
A while back I got a sample box of awesome stuff from Redmond Clay. They sent me some cool samples including Real Salt seasonings, Redmond Clay masks, Earthpaste toothpaste and also some powdered Redmond Clay. I have been having lots of fun trying them out and experimenting with them.
If you are unfamiliar with Redmond Clay it is a clay that has lots of healing properties. It is a brand of bentonite clay. It’s a sodium and mineral rich clay and is used in thousands of ways to heal and cure naturally! Some ways it is used include digestive, skin problems, cuts and bruises, burns and rashes, an internal detox, and more! We have used it a few different ways and have been pleased with the results!
I loved the Earthpaste and wanted to use our clay to make out own to cut on costs. Since the Earthpaste only has a few ingredients, I was not too intimidated to make it. I made it with our Rocky Mountain Essential Oils which add their own awesome healing properties! (They have a huge sale this week! be sure to stop by & check it out)
Homemade Toothpaste (Earthpaste Copycat)
- 2 Tbsp Redmond (bentonite) Clay
- 1/4 c. Water
- 4 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 1/4 tsp xylitol (optional, but my kids won’t use it otherwise!)
- 10-15 Drops of essential oils (peppermint, citrus or cinnamon are our favorites)
- Pinch of salt
- 2 capsules of Activated Charcoal (adds a whitening element!)
Mix it all up and taste to make sure it is to your liking. You can add more oils or sweetener to make it taste good. I like mine peppermint flavored, the kids like a citrus mix (orange, lemon & grapefruit) and my husband prefers cinnamon. There are lots of flavor options.
Just one note, when using bentonite clay, you are not supposed to use metal utensils when making or storing. It does something to it to make it less effective.
I found these awesome silicone squeeze tubes that we put ours into. It tends to dry out and get hard to squeeze after a little while, so I just open the top, add a tiny bit more water and massage it around a bit. It moistens it right back up perfectly. This recipe filled one tube.
So what do you think? Would you use homemade toothpaste?
Rocky Mountain Oils is having an AWESOME Summer sale this week! It is just lasting today through the 21st. It is a great time to stock up on your favorites.