Not too long ago I posted about homemade coconut oil toothpaste. I liked it well enough; but it was hard to use in my cold neck-of-the woods. The coconut oil stayed rock solid. It is no tragedy then that I accidentally smashed the glass jar of coconut oil toothpaste in the sink. I created a new, similar Bentonite Clay Tooth Polish recipe—that I LOVE. My teeth feel incredibly clean, less sensitive, and even without adding sweetener I find the taste to be pleasant because of the added peppermint oil.
I made a small batch to start–I mixed all of the ingredients in the little mason jar with a chopstick. Because I added so little essential oil the mixture stayed dry. I wet my toothbrush and dip it in the powder–it does not suds up like commercial paste/gel; but it cleans your teeth well; and there is no gross aftertaste. It leaves your teeth re-mineralized and squeaky clean!
- 2 Tbsp bentonite clay
- 2 Tbsp baking soda
- 1/2 Tbsp myrrh gum powder
- 1/2 Tbsp finely ground sea salt
- 5 drops tea tree oil + 15 drops peppermint oil