How To Make Bentonite Clay Toothpaste [Recipe]

Bentonite clay homemade toothpaste is quick and easy to make and why I decide to use it even though I have amalgam fillings.

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I’ve been a big fan of bentonite clay for some years now. I’ve used it for all sorts of health and bodily applications. Here’s a few examples:

  • Detoxing
  • Skin care
  • Veruccas
  • Bites and stings
  • Boils and pimples
  • Splinters
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upsets
  • and more…

And recently (a few months ago) I began using bentonite clay in my oral hygiene routine by making my own bentonite clay toothpaste – or to be more precise, tooth powder.

Bentonite clay toothpaste
Bentonite clay is a healthy & effective addition to oral care. Make your own tooth paste and whitening products. Don’t have time?
There are plenty of great options available ready made.
Top Selling Bentonite Oral Care Products:
1. Uncle Harry’s Fluoride-free Toothpaste
2. Redmond Earthpaste
3. The Dirt All Natural Tooth Powder

Rather buy ready-made bentonite toothpaste? Check out these best sellers:

Uncle Harry’s Fluoride-free Toothpaste

Redmond Earthpaste

The Dirt All Natural Tooth Powder

I’d read about other people using bentonite clay toothpastes and toothpowders, and even bentonite clay teeth whiteners, and I started to become intrigued by all the great reports. So I decided to give it a go myself.

As I often tend to do with food recipes, I scoured the net to see what sort of ingredients people were using in their bentonite clay tooth pastes and powders, took what made sense to me, and started experimenting…

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What I’ve come up with is super simple to make (I just made a batch and it literally took about 2 minutes) AND it works brilliantly!

Why brush with Bentonite Clay?

For years hubby and I used a great toothpaste made by Neways. This was a toothpaste that once you tried it, ruined you forever!… What I mean is it changed your understanding about how clean teeth really feel. Toothpaste this good raises your expectations about what a toothpaste should do, and you don’t ever want to go back to the junk they sell in the supermarkets! The Neways toothpaste made my teeth feel like glass and it just got a much better result than any other toothpaste I’d ever used before. Plus it was made from safer ingredients:

  • No fluoride
  • No SLS or SLES
  • No nasties

That stuff is important to me!

So we used that toothpaste for close to 15 years.

Now, naturally I didn’t really have any reason to be looking at using anything else to brush my teeth with.  I was more than happy with what I was using.

However in my reading up on bentonite clay and the ways in which other people were using it, I just got curious…

That was the reason for the experiment and now I’m a convert.

Bentonite clay tooth powder is amazing!

This simple, healthy tooth powder leaves my mouth feeling fresh and clean, and that’s what it’s supposed to do right?

After brushing, my teeth honestly feel like porcelain, and my teeth have gradually gotten whiter as well.

And hubby who has some false teeth, loves it too. That surprised him! He was resistant to even try it, and it took me a few days to talk him into it. =) But as soon as he gave it a go he was hooked. This stuff cleans his plate like nothing else so he’s a happy man.

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What about bentonite clay toothpaste and amalgam fillings?

I did wonder about using bentonite clay toothpaste with amalgam fillings because unfortunately I still have four of those ugly black fillings in my mouth (that I plan to have removed one day). So I searched and searched, but couldn’t find any conclusive answers on this one.

In case you’re not sure what the issue is here, bentonite clay binds metals, and so the assumption is that it will gradually erode amalgam fillings. The other big question then is whether that is a bad thing from the mercury toxicity point of view.

Well the conclusion I ended up coming to was that maybe the clay toothpaste will gradually undermine my fillings, but I’m happy to use it anyway. I’m not too worried because I’d love to get rid of those fillings, and because the clay binds mercury, I figure it’s probably reducing my mercury exposure rather than increasing it. I’m brushing every day and and so anything bound by the clay is being spat down the sink.

So let’s get on with the recipe…

Bentonite Clay Homemade Toothpaste (Powder) Recipe

  • 4 tablespoons bentonite clay powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered stevia
  • 15 drops peppermint oil

Place all ingredients in a small container, put the lid on and shake well.

To use simply wet toothbrush with water, dip into the powder and brush teeth as normal. Rinse mouth with water after to remove any residual clay.

This amount of powder lasts hubby and I about 2 months.

Want to get started? Grab your ingredients:

Food grade bentonite clay

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Aluminium free baking soda

Powdered Stevia

If you’re confused about which type of bentonite clay to buy, read my post about sodium vs calcium bentonite here.