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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 absorptive properties. Wood, plastic or glass bowl and spoon are better.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp bentonite clay food grade
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil liquid
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • and/or 5-8 drops cinnamon essential oil see notes
  • 1 tbsp xylitol optional

Instructions
 

  • If your coconut oil isn't liquid, melt it in the microwave or over the stove top.
  • In a bowl (wood, plastic or glass) mix bentonite clay, ground cinnamon and xylitol (if using) with a spoon or spatula (also, wood, plastic, glass or silicone).
  • Now add liquid coconut oil. If using cinnamon essential oil (see notes) add 5 to max. 8 drops 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

  • Either use ground cinnamon or cinnamon essential oil. Or, what I prefer, is using both together. However!! Excessive use of cinnamon may lead to swelling, irritations and ulcers!
  • Clay - food grade: it's fairly important to use a fine grade (food instead of cosmetic grade) for your clay. Otherwise, your paste will rather feel like sand and might cause damage to your enamel.
  • Cinnamon essential oil: I usually use 8 drops in total because my teeth and gums can handle this amount. However, I recommend starting out with 5 and see how it works for you.
  • Clove essential oil: Since cinnamon oil is rather expensive, you can also substitute it with clove oil. It’s much cheaper and has nearly the same benefits. I often mix both oils: 5 drops clove, 3 drops cinnamon.
  • Xylitol is optional but it's very beneficial, especially if you want to fight cavities!