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Homemade Toothpaste

This homemade remineralizing toothpaste takes advantage of the remineralizing powers of bentonite clay which is rich in calcium, xylitol, calcium phosphate, magnesium chloride, and clove essential oil.

It also contains cacao powder which is the best-kept secret in tooth health! It has been shown to fight tooth decay by suppressing the bacteria that cause it and making it harder for them to coat teeth and gums and also acts a mild abrasive. And perhaps even better, it tastes really good, making tooth brushing a pleasure (and helping to cover less pleasant flavors).


Although remineralizing toothpaste can be quite effective at preventing mild tooth decay and gum issues, it isn’t a substitute for seeing your dentist for regular exams and professional care of advanced tooth decay or gum disease.

Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2–3 tablespoons of organic cacao powder OR bentonite clay OR a combination
  • 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon granulated xylitol or 1/2 teaspoon Stevia powder
  • 10 drops magnesium oil OR trace minerals OR 5 drops of each
  • ½ teaspoon calcium powder (calcium phosphate if possible); use a full teaspoon if you don’t use any bentonite clay
  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 3 drops vanilla oil (optional)


  1. Measure dry ingredients into a small glass bowl.
  2. Add the coconut oil (if it is solid, melt it first by setting the container in a bowl of hot water for 10–15 minutes) and stir until completely combined.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients and stir until completely combined.
  4. Add the xylitol crystals or stevia powder, mix well.
  5. Store in a small glass jar with a lid.

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