Make Your Own Toothpaste

Homemade toothpaste is easy to make and healthier than most alternatives, which often contain artificial sweeteners (toxic, and a cause of bad breath!) and chemicals that soak straight into our bloodstream through our sensitive gums.

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While there’s quite a few options (I like this one) available at health food stores (read your ingredients!), I’ve been experimenting with different homemade recipes; here’s the re-mineralizing version I whipped up this morning:

Quick Homemade Toothpaste:

  • 1 Tbs. Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbs. Liquid Bentonite Clay (re-mineralizing)
  • 1 tsp. Non-GMO Xylitol (Anti-bacterial)
  • 1/8 tsp. Cinnamon (Anti-microbial/stimulates blood flow for healthy gums)

Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together (make sure to use glass, wood, or even a bpa-free plastic to mix and contain the toothpaste, as the bentonite clay can soak up heavy metals and other toxins when it comes in contact with anything metal).
  2. Apply to toothpaste to toothbrush as usual and brush away!

Your mouth should feel ultra-clean and your breath should stay extra-fresh all day long.

Mmm… so good for your body and way. too. easy.

Enjoy!

Benefits of Bentonite Clay

I love starting my day with Bentonite Clay.

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Bentonite Clay is a naturally sourced clay and an alkalizing supplement which rids your body of pesticides, pathogens and heavy metals, helping your body run smoothly and efficiently.

I notice I feel more balanced and energetic when I consume it– it’s one of my new favorite things to keep around!

How it Works: 

Bentonite clay is comprised of super-absorbent ions with a negative-charge, while most heavy metals and pathogens have a positivecharge. As the surfaces of the clay move through your body, these unwanted toxins are drawn with physical magnetism to the clay. The clay absorbs these particles and releases healthy minerals in place.

I’ve had great luck with this liquid source so far, but in the future I will be using powdered clay–it makes fantastic toothpaste (more on that to come).

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Check out this article for some important information on Bentonite Clay, and give it a try!