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


  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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: don't use more than recommended in this recipe. Activated Charcoal is an active ingredient and may cause damage to your enamel when used too often or too much. Make this toothpaste only 3-4 times a year! Also, 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!