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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Makes 1 60ml / 2oz. jar

Equipment

  • Preferably, don't use any metal utensils because of the clay’s and charcoal’s absorptive properties. Wood, plastic, or glass bowl and spoon are better.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp bentonite clay food grade
  • 1-2 tsp activated charcoal
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil liquid
  • 10-20 drops essential oils see notes
  • 1 tbsp xylitol optional

Instructions
 

  • If your coconut oil isn't liquid, melt it in the microwave or over the stovetop.
  • In a bowl (wood, plastic or glass) mix clay, charcoal, and xylitol (if using) with a spoon or spatula (also, wood, plastic, glass or silicone).
  • Now add liquid coconut oil. Add your preferred amount of drops of essential oil to one of the tablespoons of coconut oil before mixing it in.
  • Mix until everything is well incorporated and no lumps are left. If the toothpaste seems too crumbly, add more oil. If too runny, add more clay.
  • Store in a 60ml / 2oz container. A little glass jar works best.

Notes

  • clay: it's fairly important to use a fine grade (food instead of cosmetic grade). Otherwise, your paste will rather feel like sand and might cause damage to your enamel.
  • activated charcoal: be aware that it likes to stain everything. You should be able to wash it out if you spill, but just to keep in mind.
  • essential oils: I usually use 20 drops max. For this toothpaste, I love using peppermint. If using strong oils like cinnamon or clove, only use 5-10!