Bentonite Clay Essential Oil Toothpaste Recipe
There are lots of natural toothpastes on the market, and recipes to make your own toothpaste or tooth powder. Our family likes this bentonite clay essential oil toothpaste recipe for a clean, healthy mouth!
Essential Oil Blends for Oral Care
Essential oils are great for oral health and these are some of our favorite blends:
- Lime, lemon, grapefruit
- Orange, clove, peppermint
- Cinnamon, clove, orange
- Chamomile and wintergreen
- Frankincense & myrrh
Note: The color of your finished product may vary depending on the color of your clay and the essential oils used.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a food processor.
- In a separate bowl, mix the hot water and coconut oil together and let stand till the coconut oil melts. Add to the food processor gradually till combined. While the food processor is still on, combine and add the essential oils all at once and process a few more seconds. Mixture should be granular and slightly damp.
- Store in a glass jar with a lid.
- Toothpaste Variation
- Once the tooth powder is complete, gradually add more coconut oil, blending as you go, until you reach the desired consistency.
* Essential oils are great for oral health and these are some of our favorite blends:
Lime, lemon, grapefruit
Orange, clove, peppermint
Cinnamon, clove, orange
Chamomile and wintergreen
Frankincense & myrrh
Safety & Contraindications
When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety, and I must defer to the chemists, pharmacists and experts who understand this complicated topic more than I.
With that said, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in human clinical trials. Essentially, what this means is that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.
Let common sense be your guide. Still, be sure to maintain proper dilutions, and general safety considerations still apply. As always, discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.