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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 bentonite clay’s absorptive properties. Wood, plastic or glass bowl and spoon are better.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp bentonite clay food grade
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1-2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 10-20 drops essential oils see notes

Instructions
 

  • If your coconut oil isn't liquid already, melt it in the microwave or over the stove top.
  • In a bowl (wood, plastic or glass) mix bentonite clay and turmeric with a spoon or spatula (also, wood, plastic, glass or silicone).
  • Now add liquid coconut oil. If using essential oils (see notes) add your preferred amount of drops to one of the tablespoons of 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, I find.

Notes

Food grade: it's fairly important to use a fine grade (food instead of cosmetic grade). Otherwise, your paste will rather feel like sand (and that's not ideal, is it?)
essential oils: I usually go with 20 drops for peppermint, lemon or lime. Clove and cinnamon are strong oils and you might only want to use 5 to 10 drops max.
Little warning. As I said, turmeric stains everything. So when you brush your teeth with it, be careful not to drop it on your clothes. It may stain them (yup, happened to me, but fortunately, it came out).