DIY Whitening Clay Toothpaste
DIY Whitening Clay Toothpaste

Take Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) for example. It shows up in a number of products including Whitening Clay toothpaste as a foaming agent. It is actually registered as an insecticide and its manufacturing process releases carcinogens linking SLS to potential toxic effects on the body, environment and marine life. Not to mention, it has been found to be an irritant and cause mouth sores. Bubbles are nice but I’ll take mine in the bathtub!

Bentonite Clay is a wonderful natural detoxifier and cleanser. It grabs on to all of the toxins, bacterias and debris in the mouth and pulls it all away while gently exfoliating and remineralizing leaving teeth and gums thoroughly cleaned and brightened.

Coconut oil is another antibacterial and antimicrobial agent that can further dispel any unwanted bacterias and plaque build-up from the mouth while moisturizing dry, irritated gums and whitening.

Sea salt is a natural mineral that works to remove stains and help strengthen enamel.

Peppermint essential oil kills aerobic bacterias in the mouth helping to fight cavities and bad breath.

Ingredient List:

  • 3 tablespoons of bentonite clay
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (in liquid form)
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 2 – 3 drops of stevia or xylitol (optional for taste)
  • ¼ cup of filtered or mineral water (more or less as needed)

To Make:

First combine the bentonite clay, liquid coconut oil, sea salt and peppermint oil in a glass jar and mix until the ingredients are well melded and starting to become paste-like. Next, slowly add in the water and continue to stir until you reach a desired consistency for your toothpaste. You may need more or less water depending. Store in a cool dry place and use liberally on teeth and gums. Read More………….

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